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Ableton Live

Course Price: £599

(Live online course available for £399 – 24 hours tuition)

Learn to produce and perform the music you love using Ableton Live. 

You will cover all of the skills needed to create and perform tracks using this revolutionary DAW, in a class of no more than six students.

Alternatively, sign up to our live interactive online course, where you can learn remotely via video conferencing.

As well as being a perfect introduction for beginners, our lessons also serve more experienced self-taught Ableton users. Our professional instructors will show you how they produce and perform music in Ableton, so you can too!

Total class time is 36 hours where you can ask questions and learn from your instructor and fellow learners.

NEW ONLINE COURSE:

(24 hours of tuition)

 

Afternoon Classes

April 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 22

12:00 – 16:00 GMT

 

Classes will be held remotely via video conferencing with the ability to ask questions of your tutor, audio/screen share and interact with other students.

 

 

 

NEXT COURSE AT OUR SCHOOL:

April 25th- May 30th: 11am – 6pm every Sunday

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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