22 Week Course

Artist & Producer in Ableton Live

Learn Ableton Live As An Artist & Producer

Instead of competing with others for lab time, you’ll be working with the gear the pros use from the start, all of it from inside a working studio.

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The Best Way to Learn Ableton is in a Studio, not a Classroom

What sets Recording Connection apart from other music school course offerings and curricula is the ability to learn in a working, professional studio. Our mentors are Grammy winners, work with the biggest names in the industry, and have years of experience in the industry. With the professionals who mentor with us, you’ll see how Ableton is used in real-life rather than reading about it in a book.

You’ll work on the same versions of Ableton Live that are being used to make the music you hear on the radio, the music you stream, and the music you own. Instead of competing with others for lab time, you’ll be working with the gear the pros use from the start, all of it from inside a working studio.

BROWSE LESSON PLAN

Your first meeting with the music industry professional who will mentor you is a big deal.

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Where oh where would we be without rhythm?!

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With your voice and beats in the batter, we’re going to start adding bass to set a great foundation.

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Now’s the time to lay it all out, flesh out those vocals, fine-tune the foundation before you go into the studio to record.

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The day has arrived but before you go into the recording studio to record those master vocals and choruses, you’re going to prepare like the professionals do.

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This week you’re going to learn about oh so many of the amazing digital instruments and tools at your fingertips.

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This week, it’s all about polishing up our mix and getting everything sounding right together.

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With tons of people out there creating music, you need to be smart in how you publish and in how you present yourself.

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Expand your reach and add to the lure and artistry of what you do through the power of moving pictures.

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Remixes are a great way to spread your name, sound, and production style around in clubs, radio shows, DJ sets, and more.

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This week, we’re going to focus on making the studio your place of earning a living, either as an employee or freelancer.

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This week we’re going to dip into Live’s Audio Effects that have a never-ending array of uses in music making and sound design.

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Want to stay loose and uninhibited while you create? Establish workflows that work for you!

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This week, we’re jumping further into synthesis, laying out the types of patches and explaining why they’re useful to you.

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This week, we’ll specifically cover recording audio in the session view.

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This week, we’re getting into loop creation as well as loop manipulation, one-shot samples, and we’re delving deeper into Ableton’s Simpler and Sampler.

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This week we’ll get into triggering drums via MIDI controller or drum pad, drum racks 101, building drum racks, one-shot setup in the drum rack, drum rack loop slice, and more.

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You’ve come so far in such a short time! How do you feel? Pause and take a look back at all you’ve learned and accomplished.

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Having done this before, you’re ready to take the reins at editing your vocals.

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We’ll get into more advanced mixing techniques and jump into automation with the completion of not one, not two, but three different mixes of your song.

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It’s vital that you as the artist/producer take charge of your narrative and your image or you’ll find others doing it for you.

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You’re back in the studio this week and you’re helping out, even saying yes to the grunt work.

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Learn from the best is industry

Ableton Live Electronic Music Production Curriculum

Another advantage of learning Ableton Live music production from Recording Connection is the ability to help set your syllabus, so to speak. Working with your mentor and an Academic Facilitator, we’ll find out what you know, what you don’t, and what you excel at and create a program for you.

You’ll still get the basics, but why spend more time on a specific area that you already know or don’t plan on pursuing? With university courses in music, you’ll need to take the classes they tell you to before getting to the classes you want. When creating or modifying the curriculum, we’ll take your experience into account while also ensuring you’ve got a firm grasp on all of the foundations you need to succeed and continue learning and understanding as you progress as a music producer.

Look through our Ableton Live courses for an idea of what you’ll be getting from our program. Setting up virtual drum racks, creating templates and workflows that make sense (including working in the best view: arrangement view or session view), integrating midi controllers, and bringing in audio and midi tracks are covered. Along with the software, learning how the audio interface and other gear works together with Ableton is key to achieving an overall understanding that prepares you for the work ahead.

Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in the industry, won the biggest awards, and worked on platinum-selling albums. And now you get to work with them.

Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

John Davis

1988 Entertainment

Southern Eagle Music Group

Writer’s Room Recording Studio

Madison Records / The Oates Music

Over 300 Studios Across the World

You’ll learn at a studio nearest to you. We’re partnered with over 250 studios around the world who are committed to your development.

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FAQs

Instead of spending four years in a university classroom, learn Ableton Live as an artist & producer in a professional recording studio. We offer a fully immersive experience with hands-on learning from an industry professional. Your mentor will show you how music is made in today’s world.

Recording Connection tuition is just a fraction of what you’ll pay when compared to four-year universities, trade schools, and other similar educational institutions. We wanted to keep our tuition low to provide more access to potential students.

This course is spread out over 22 weekly lessons meaning you’ll complete the program in just six months.

Build your music production and audio engineering skills by learning with an industry professional near you.

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