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Ableton Live

Course Price: £599

Learn to produce and perform using Ableton Live at our boutique school in classes of no more than six.

As well as being a perfect introduction for beginners, this course is suitable for intermediate self-taught Ableton users. You will learn how to improve your workflow, design sound and perform live with our team of active industry professionals.

Total class time is 36 hours at our East London classroom studio.

Next Ableton Live course:

Saturdays | 11am – 6pm |

5th February – 12th March 2021

Course Information:

Getting Started
  • Understanding your goals
  • Getting set up: audio and the preferences window
  • Session view vs. arrangement view: applications of each
  • Live concepts: clips / scenes / browser / library
  • Ableton’s unique warp engine
  • Launching clips
  • Intro to FX
  • Intro to instruments
Creating with Audio & MIDI
  • Warping in practice
  • Quantising audio
  • Clip view and clip properties
  • Making beats with drum racks and simpler sampling
  • Live’s effects
  • Basic routing and resampling
  • Creating dynamic changes in your arrangements
Sound Engineering & Recording
  • Group tracks and advanced uses of routing
  • Introduction to sound waves, frequency, and amplitude
  • The recording patch in detail, introduction to gain structure
  • EQ and compression for recording
  • Foldback, headphone mixes, and latency
  • Digital, analogue, sampling rate and bit-rate
  • Overview of microphones and stereo techniques
  • Recording specific aspects of Ableton
  • Brand new Live audio-to-midi features
MIDI & Virtual Instruments
  • Sampling using Simpler
  • Drum rack
  • Using and controlling third-party virtual instruments
  • Grooves + groove extraction
  • Setting up a MIDI keyboard or drum pad controllers
  • Getting creative with MIDI effects
DJ-ing & Live Performance
  • Preparing (warping) whole tracks and harmonic mixing
  • DJ effects
  • Using MIDI controllers effectively
  • Push 2
  • Grouping tracks and basic routing
  • Structuring your sets and using loops
  • Recording your performance
  • Editing the arrangement view
  • Bouncing yours tracks
Advanced Techniques
  • Advanced warping
  • Multi-track warping
  • Clip envelopes
  • Using multiple automations
  • Intro to racks & chains
  • Mixing tips and techniques
Additional Information
  • This course supports Ableton for PC. 
  • Garnish students are eligible for a 40% discount on Ableton products.
  • Use your own laptop, or use our iMacs free of charge. 
  • Headphones, controllers and Ableton Push are available to use.
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