Ableton Live One & Two

Take the full Ableton Live 6 month course and benefit from two 3 month modules covering music production from the basics right through to more advanced music production techniques. Booking both modules together gives you a discount on booking them separately, and you can choose to take both modules back to back or take a break in-between.

  • Timetable: Wednesdays (module 1) Tuesdays (Module 2) 11am - 5pm
  • Fees: £2,500.00
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Course Outline

The SubBass 6 month Ableton Live course covers both level one and level two modules, taking you on a journey from the very basics of Ableton Live right through to deeper production techniques all in one course. Students will start with the level one course and here you will get to grips with the program and quickly understand how to use this powerful piece of software to create your music. During the first part of the course you will learn how to create your first tracks and understand the fundamentals of music production.

All students will receive a Certificate Of Completion upon successfully completing this course.

Then you will move on level two, here you will dive deeper into music creation and develop your sound. We will look at hardware like the Roland AIRA range and PUSH, as-well as 3rd party plug-ins like Sylenth and Native Instruments Komplete. During the 2nd part of the course we will build 121 studio time in with the tutor in the SubBass live room.

The full 6 month course will take you on a musical journey which with lots of hard work and dedication you will emerge with your music production talents honed and polished ready to release your first tracks.

  • Getting to Know Ableton Live
  • Building Drum Beats
  • Building Grooves
  • Understanding Impulse
  • Working with Simpler
  • Creating Drum Racks
  • Getting Creative With Ableton Live
  • Exploring Audio clips
  • Creating Loops
  • Understanding Ableton's Instruments
  • Working with Midi Controllers
  • Capturing ideas
 and Concepts
  • Developing musical Idea's
  • Creating a Bassline
  • Advanced Audio Features
  • Live's Audio Effects Devices
  • Building scenes
  • Recording Arrangements
  • Understanding Automation Events

  • Getting to grips with Synthesis
  • Creating Your Own Sounds
  • Track Structure and Arrangements
  • Advanced Ableton Techniques

  • Mixing Down Your Music
  • Mastering Techniques
  • Expanded Drums
  • Layering and Programming
  • Expanded Percussion
  • Mixing Drums
  • Creative Compression
  • Integration of Live's Effects into your Drums
  • Clip Envelopes Expanded
  • Groove & Swing
  • Sound Design and Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis with Operator
  • Subtractive Synthesis with Analog
  • Making Bass sounds
  • Making leads Sounds
  • Wave Design
  • Combining Synths and Effects
  • Expanded use of Instrument Racks
  • Sampling and Ableton's sample Players
  • Advanced use of Filters, Volume, Pitch and Filter Envelope
  • Modulation with LFO
  • Sampler's Advanced Features
  • Layering Samples
  • Sample Zones
  • Sample Based Syntheses
  • Looping Samples
  • Advanced Audio and Warping Techniques
  • Recording and Editing Unique Live Sounds
  • Advanced Warping Functions Production
  • Warping for DJ mixes, Edits and Remixes
  • Creative use of Live Audio Effects
  • Designing Reverb
  • Designing Delays
  • Resonators & Corpus Devices
  • Effects Racks
  • Performance Effects
  • Expanded, creative use of Live MIDI Effects
  • Arpeggiator Techniques
  • Midi Effects Racks
  • Midi Effects for Music
  • Instrument and Effects Racks Expanded
  • Layering presets
  • Customising Racks
  • Imaginative Multi Format Racks
  • Mapping Macro Controls
  • MIDI Control
  • Max4 Live devices in Live 9
  • Buffler Shuffler
  • The LFO device
  • Convolution Reverb
  • Max Essentials for Production
  • Structure and Arrangement Focus
  • Arrangement View functions
  • Edits and Cutaways
  • Creative Automation
  • Music Composition
  • Creating and using Templates
  • Mixing down in Ableton Live
  • Mixing in Session View
  • Dynamic Effects
  • Grouping and Buses
  • Monitoring Techniques
  • EQ and levels
  • Insert Mix effects
  • Mastering in Ableton Live
  • Remixing and Re-editing tracks
  • Sequencing Pro level DJ Mixes
  • Getting Creative with Acapellas

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Course Instructor(s)

Michael L Penman

Internationally renowned producer Michael Penman brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the SubBass classroom.

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Reserve your space today with a deposit of just £400 then choose to pay either the balance 2 weeks before the start of the course or with monthly instalments spread over 3 or 6 months. Instalment options are only available when booking a minimum of 30 days before the start date. Booking early allows you to spread the cost of the course over a longer period.

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