$500 – $600

Ableton Introduction Class

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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. 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)

Sunday July 16th - 2-7pm

Sunday July 23rd - 2-7pm

Sunday July 30th - 2-7pm

Sunday August 6th - 2-7pm

Course Outline

Day 01

Music Production Basics

  • Understand Digital Audio
  • Explore the Production Process

Set Up Your Gear

  • Set Up an Audio Interface
  • Set Up a MIDI Controller

Get Started with Ableton

  • Understand Tracks and Clips
  • Use Session and Arrangement View
  • Develop an Ableton Workflow
  • Find Instruments, Sounds and Effects
  • Install Packs and Max Devices
  • Organize Your Music Library

Percussion Basics

  • Learn Rhythm and Timing
  • Explore a Standard Drum Kit
  • Load a Drum Rack

Program a Basic Beat

  • Program the Drums
  • Create a Custom Drum Rack
  • Refine the Drum Sounds
  • Save Your Project
  • Use Overdub Recording
  • Apply Groove
  • Extract Chains
  • Use Track Mixer Controls

Day 02

Music Theory Basics

  • Understand Pitch and Notes
  • Combine Notes to Make Scales and Music

Use Instruments and Effects

  • Quantize and Edit MIDI Notes
  • Write a Bassline
  • Automate in Session View
  • Keep your music in sync
  • Automate in Session View

Day 03

Arrange and Edit a Song

  • Work with Clips and Scenes
  • Move to Arrangement View

Structure Your Songs

  • Edit in Arrangement View
  • Add Effects and Transitions
  • Create Transitions
  • Sample Audio with Simpler
  • Use the Auto Filter Effect
  • Build Audio Effect Racks
  • Automate in Arrangement View
  • Use the Arpeggiator Effect

Day 04

Mixing Basics

  • Understand Audio Mixing
  • Balance the Volume
  • Understand Reverb and Delay
  • Use Sends and Returns
  • Apply Effects to Return Tracks
  • Finalize the Song
  • Export a Track

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