Ableton Introduction Class | Making a Song from Start to Finish
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Ableton Introduction Class | Making a Song from Start to Finish

Ableton Introduction Class | Making a Song from Start to Finish

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527 East 10th Street

Oakland, CA 94606

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Make the music you’ve always wanted to with Ableton Live, a powerful tool for music production used by professional producers worldwide. In this 16-hour introductory course, Certified Ableton Trainer Lenny Kiser will teach you how to use Live’s devices, loops, effects and instruments to create your own music. This course will walk you through the entire process of creating a song from start to finish with hands on examples and exercises. You will leave with an understanding of how to use both the session and arrangement view to create music, arrange a song, and apply basic mixing techniques.

Dates: (All days include a 1 hour lunch break)

Saturday November 19th - 12-5pm

Saturday November 26th - 12-5pm

Saturday December 3rd - 12-5pm

Saturday December 10th - 12-5pm


Day 1: Learn the Live Interface and Make a Beat

Session View, MIDI and Creation Phase

Activity: Create Your First Drum Beat

The Music Production Process

Interface and Navigation Tour

Drum Programming, Drum Racks and Creating Groove

MIDI Editing and Recording

Bass Lines and Chords


Live’s Instruments

MIDI Effects and Controllers

Writing Techniques

Packs and Help Files

Activity: Write a Bass Line and Chord Progression


Day 2: Working with Audio, Loops and Samples

Activity: Manipulate Loops and Samples

Working with Loops, Samples, and Warping

Convert Harmony, Melody, and Drums to MIDI

Creative Sampling with Slice to New MIDI


Day 3: Moving into the Arrangement

Arrangement View and Refining Your Song

Activity: Perform Your Song into the Arrangement

MIDI Controllers

Clip and Scene launching

Session View Automation and Clip Envelopes

Arrangement View Editing Functions


Activity: Refine the Song in Arrangement View

Arrangement Functions: Audio, MIDI, and Clip Editing

Automation

Audio Effect and Instrument Racks

Mixing


Activity: Polish Your Mix and Make it Loud

The Essential Elements of Mixing

Insert FX versus Send and Return FX


Day 4: Finalizing Your Song

Basics of Mastering

Rendering and Output

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