Ableton Live Intermediate Course




Who is this aimed towards

Students who are already comfortable with using Ableton and are already perhaps finishing tracks. This course is suitable for those wanting to expand their technique and learn more in detail about production and how to tell more of a story with the music.

What do I need

A computer
Ableton Live
Studio monitors or headphones
A good internet connection

How long is the course

8 weeks
2 hours long class each week (16 hours)

How does it work

The lessons are conducted over Skype using the in built screen share and additional system audio sharing software so you can hear and see everything from my computer from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world. Each week there is a two hour class of which you shall follow progressively through the syllabus. Each week an assignment is given and in the following class I will open the assignment project to run through how you did and how to improve on your efforts.

Outside lesson time you will be able to keep in touch with me at all times to help you with your progress. I can answer any questions and help you with any problems you may be faced with during your course.

A feature of this course is analysis of your projects in class. Proven a highly effective and progressive activity for the benefit of my students. This allows me to show you where your going wrong, where your going right, how to put solutions to the problems found and also examples of how to improve.

The Syllabus

  • Effects processing and automation
  • Synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Drum and Percussion Sequencing
  • Genre Specific Sound Design
  • Finishing Tracks/Structural Analysis
  • Music Theory
  • Bass Workshop
  • Chopping Breaks
  • Compression
  • Corrective/Creative Equalisation
  • Audio Editing
  • Use of Serum/Massive
  • Kick and Bass Masterclass