24-36 Week Option Course

Ableton Electronic Dance Music

Teaching Ableton Live for Electronic Music

Featuring Hands-On Ableton Live training with Private Instruction from noted EDM producers and DJs.

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In this lesson you will become acquainted with Live’s Core Concepts. Familiarizing yourself with these core concepts will enable you to build a foundational knowledge of how Live works.

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In this lesson we are going to dig deeper into the Clip View, emphasizing features found in audio clips.

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What is MIDI? It stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

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In this lesson we are going to take a deeper look at Live’s mixer and signal flow functions.

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The purpose of this lesson is to provide you with a big-picture overview of the process of going from start to finish with a song.

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In this lesson you will look at the different rhythms used in dance music production and focus on the various instruments used to create the drums and the bass (rhythm section).

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Creating a memorable melody is the most important task in some forms of electronic music, and unnecessary in others. It all depends on what genre you are focusing on.

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In this lesson you will learn the basics of harmonies and chords that can augment and accentuate your melodies.

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This lesson digs into instruments, sounds, and track composition, and also covers templates and mockups.

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Once you’ve got a few beat, bass, and melodic ideas in your Session View, it’s time to start laying out a song. There are several ways you can move data from the Session View to the Arrangement View.

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In this lesson you’ll be learning how to add those finishing touches onto your compositions. This is what it means to finalize your tracks.

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Welcome to Module 3: Sound Design. We are going to focus on sound design over the next six lessons.

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In this lesson you will learn the basics of subtractive synthesis and basic synth sound design.

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In the previous lesson you learned about the basics of subtractive synthesis with Ableton’s Analog.

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Up to this point, you’ve been covering sound design with synths and effects, which is great, but now let’s dive into one of Live’s original and main strengths: Recording Audio.

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In the last lesson, you learned how to record audio into the Session View, and use it in a general sampling way.

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This lesson is all about drums and percussion with Live’s Impulse and Drum Rack Instruments. They each have pros and cons, but both are awesome.

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In this lesson, we will take a look at the physics of sound.

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By this point you should be very comfortable working in Live – finding your way around, writing parts, creating sounds, and a lot more.

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This lesson is going to cover common recording workflows in the Arrangement View.

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In this lesson we are going to focus on editing in the Arrangement View. In previous modules you learned about the basics, so now are going to dig a little deeper and emphasize faster and more efficient workflows.

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Finishing the arrangement of your tracks can be one of the toughest things to do, and can take a lot of time. Often, getting some good beat loop ideas down is not too difficult.

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In the last few lessons, you’ve been learning about everything you need to do to pull the song together.

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Now that you’ve finalized your mix and you’re ready to present your song to the world, there’s still one last step to go through before that can happen: mastering.

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This lesson covers topics fundamental for any Ableton Live ninja. We’re going to use clips in ways we’ve yet to explore and dig into advanced audio routing. You are going to learn about features and techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations.

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This lesson will only apply to owners of Live 9 Suite, or those who have purchased Max for Live as an add on to Standard.

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This lesson traverses a lot of terrain. We start with some essential “expert” tips and then move on to discussion of creative effects – four delay devices, Beat Repeat, and Vocoder.

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In Module 3 Lesson 2, you learned the basics about Instrument Racks: how to group instrument and effect devices into racks, and how to assign Macro knobs to various parameters.

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More than just sample players for drums, drums racks are very powerful shells that can combine many devices from Live. As well as drum samples, you can set up instruments and chains to make sounds. We’re going to show you how to really make the most of these complex devices.

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So, you’ve made your music, you’ve got a gig, and you want to make it special in front of a live audience. This is an area where Live really excels leaps and bounds above all the other music software out there.

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Learn from the best is industry

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 for electronic music 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 24-36 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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