Digital Audio Workstations
Learn to use what the professionals use.
The personal computer boom, along with advances in music technology, has made it easier than ever to make your own music. Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) have come down in price and provide more functionality, offer hundreds of tracks to work with, removed the need for tape, and made music production easier for those with the talent and skills.
With such accessibility, more and more people are creating their own music or engineering music for others. With such a crowded marketplace, you’ll need to set yourself apart from those weekend warriors and do it yourselfers. Our mentors are industry insiders, professionals who will show you how music is made in today’s world.
BROWSE COURSE OUTLINE
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.View Course
In this lesson we are going to dig deeper into the Clip View, emphasizing features found in audio clips.View Course
What is MIDI? It stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.View Course
In this lesson we are going to take a deeper look at Live’s mixer and signal flow functions.View Course
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.View Course
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).View Course
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.View Course
In this lesson you will learn the basics of harmonies and chords that can augment and accentuate your melodies.View Course
This lesson digs into instruments, sounds, and track composition, and also covers templates and mockups.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
Welcome to Module 3: Sound Design. We are going to focus on sound design over the next six lessons.View Course
In this lesson you will learn the basics of subtractive synthesis and basic synth sound design.View Course
In the previous lesson you learned about the basics of subtractive synthesis with Ableton’s Analog.View Course
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.View Course
In the last lesson, you learned how to record audio into the Session View, and use it in a general sampling way.View Course
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.View Course
In this lesson, we will take a look at the physics of sound.View Course
By this point you should be very comfortable working in Live – finding your way around, writing parts, creating sounds, and a lot more.View Course
This lesson is going to cover common recording workflows in the Arrangement View.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
In the last few lessons, you’ve been learning about everything you need to do to pull the song together.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
Ableton Electronic Dance Music Production Classes
Learn more in less time and for less money.
Even though we offer an exhaustive look at electronic music production, our programs only run from six to nine months at a fraction of what “name” four-year universities, colleges, and trade schools cost. And after those years in a classroom, what do you have? A piece of paper and a slap on the back.
With Recording Connection, you could already have a year or more of paying experience. What makes more sense to you? Going to class for four years or making money doing what you love in less than a year? And with so many locations, you won’t have to uproot your life to do it. Take a look at the lessons below and find out exactly what you’ll be learning during your time with us.