SSR - Intro To Ableton Live - Introduction to Ableton Live

Intro To Ableton Live

Our Intro to Ableton Live course has been specifically designed to provide newcomers with a comprehensive and inspiring introduction to recording, composing and mixing music using Ableton Live.

The course, delivered by one of our Ableton Certified Trainers, is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to create a track from scratch in Ableton Live. You will learn the key concepts of Ableton Live and discover how to manage project files, samples and additional audio content in order to fully understand the music creation process.

Each workstation is equipped with an iMac, Ableton Live Suite, and a MIDI controller keyboard, and the new generation of Ableton Push controllers.

This course consists of two days packed full of lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises and workshops, where you will have the chance for one-to-one sessions with the tutor to discuss your projects.

By the end of the course you’ll have a good understanding of working with Ableton Live and will have created a track from scratch using loops, audio recordings and programmed MIDI.
Getting Started
  • Push & Live Concepts
  • Sound Cards & Controllers
  • Understanding Digital Audio & MIDI
  • Managing the user library
Programming Beats
  • Introducing Drum Rack
  • Recording & Editing MIDI
  • Programming beats with Push
  • Understanding basic rhythm, tempo and time signatures
Chords & Melody Creation
  • Common scales, keys and progressions
  • Understanding basic chord structures
  • Exploring scale on Push
  • Recording real instruments
  • Recording audio, and audio loops
  • Introducing the Simpler sampling instrument
  • Introduction to Warping
Arrangement & Production Techniques
  • Sketching ideas in the Session View
  • Recording and working in the Arrangement View
  • Audio editing in the Arrangement window
  • Exploring Live packs and reworking clips
  • Audio FX racks and devices
  • Automation and modulation envelopes
Programming Tips, Mixing & Finishing
  • Dynamic MIDI programming with the Arpeggiator and Chord devices.
  • Exploring MIDI effect chains
  • Convert audio to MIDI and Slice to MIDI
  • The art of mixing
  • Introducing EQ & Dynamics
  • Exporting and sharing your final mix
  • E-music and marketing

Qualification – SSR Short Course Certificate
Duration – 2 days
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Daytime
Available atLondon

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Hours of Study – 10am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday
Start Date
Entry Requirements – An effective working understanding of computer operating systems, particularly Mac OS X, is beneficial.
Tuition Fees – £300
Funding – We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 2486.

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
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