Ableton Live Level 1 - One Month Music Production Course

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Ableton Live Level 1 Music Production Course - One Month


Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 10pm

Course Outline

The SubBass one month Ableton Music Production Course is perfect for new Ableton Live users or those looking to get an introduction to music production. We will quickly help you master Ableton Live getting you to grips with both music production and Ableton. The course runs for 4 weeks with 2 studio sessions per week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm till 10:00pm. 

Each student has their very own production workstation, with very small class sizes you will receive plenty of individual attention from the tutor and time to work on your first track. During the course we will help you understand how to build a track using modern day studio equipment.

You will spend a month with our industry pro tutors who will explain how the modern producer works and teach you every thing you need to know to start producing your own music.

Each student has their very own production workstation running Ableton Live 9 Suite, students who have yet to purchase Ableton Live will receive a copy of the program to use at home during the course.

SubBass students get up to 50% discount on Native Instruments software!!

Course Structure

Week 1

  • Introduction – Ableton Live Concepts and its unique workflows
  • Using samples and the Live browser
  • Creating drum parts with Midi Instruments
  • Programming tips and methods
  • Controlling Live's instruments with Velocity
  • Adding Audio Effects devices to your sounds
  • Aux and Insert Effects methods
  • Recording live midi performances
  • Mapping and using midi controllers

Week 2

  • Adding timed events with Envelopes
  • Ableton's sample player Instruments
  • Creating layered elements with Instrument Racks
  • Groove and swing
  • Using audio clips and Live's Warping functions
  • Live's Midi Effects
  • Building a track sketch in Session View

Week 3

  • Bass focus
  • Ableton's synths
  • Adding movement to sounds with LFO
  • Live 9's unique Audio Recognition tools
  • Using EQ properly and an introduction to Dynamic Effects
  • Developing your track idea
  • Getting creative with audio edits

Week 4

  • Recording arrangements
  • Editing in Arrangement View, working on structure, arrangement and transitions.
  • An Introduction to dynamic effects
  • Sidechaining techniques, functional and creative
  • Adding timed events with Track Automation
  • Capturing live events with midi controllers
  • Rendering audio and midi tracks
  • Mixing down and finishing your track


Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 10pm


To book your space you can simply pay a deposit of £100 followed by the balance 14 days prior to the start date or make a single payment. Course spaces are very limited and this is a very popular course so we advise booking early to avoid disapointment.

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