Beginner Production Course
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Ableton Live

R4000 1 Month, 8 One-On-One Lessons (Payment plans available)
Course Pack Includes:
• Discounts on all gear purchased during a 12 month period
• 1GIG Loops & Synths
• Course Notes
• iMix T-Shirt
• iMix Cap

The Beginner Course aims to provide students with all the knowledge necessary to start making music with Ableton Live. As well as being guided through areas of the software, the modules also provide more generic information about music, performance and production, to help achieve a more thorough understanding of how music is created. At the end of the course, students should have all the basic skills required to produce their own tracks, with modules going from the jamming stage right through to nal mastering. Students are even introduced to important sound creation methods, such as sampling and synthesizing.

Individual Course Goals

• To understand how to use the Browser and to locate and organise files
• To be able to perform or compose using SessionView, with audio and MIDI clips
• To understand warping and be able to perform basic editing of audio clips
• To have an understanding of what MIDI is and how to create and edit MIDI clips
• To learn basic music theory and how to create basslines, chords and melodies
• To understand the differences between Session and Arrangement View and how the two modes relate to each other
• To be able to layout a track in Arrangement View
• To be able to record audio onto one or multiple tracks
• To be able to work the Live Mixer and know the basics of using it to mix down a track
• To know how to process audio using Live’s devices, predominantly Compressor, Auto Filter and EQ
• To know how to make drum tracks using Impulse
• To be able to use Live’s sampling instrument Simpler
• To know what a synthesizer is and the parameters available to edit
• To be able to use mastering techniques, such as multiband compression and Limiting
• To have an understanding of MIDI controllers and how they can be used with Live
• To have an understanding of the basics of Device Racks and how they are constructed
• To know the important Live Preferences and how to set up a session