Ableton Live Core I
WINTER SEMESTER BEGINS FEB 4 2019
Learn to produce, create, arrange and mix in today's standard for music production.
12 classes (2 hours)
Location: Beat Drop Calgary
Who is this course for?
DJ’s looking to get into the world of Live and begin the journey of producing and performing their own material
DJ’s and Producers looking to learn to remix their own and other’s material
Producers looking to for new tools and sounds for their own music
Singer/Songwriters looking to learn to sketch out song ideas and produce professionally sounding tracks
What you will need
We have iMacs with midi controllers, loaded with Ableton 9 Suite
You can purchase LIve 9 Suite through us at Educational pricing.
Prior musical experience or knowledge of Live is not required.
Upon finishing the class
Through hands-on exercises, students learn Live’s various panes, effects and mixing facilities. By the end of the course, students will be ready to showcase a fully finished track for their peers. Because of the small class size and open learning environment, each student receives ample personal attention and comes away with a working knowledge of this ingenious program.
The Geography of Live: A Tour of the Ableton Interface
MIDI Clips & the Note Editor: Writing Music with Live Clips
MIDI Quantization & Drums: Building Rhythms and Drum Tracks
Intro to Audio Effects: Tweaking Your Sound
Intro to Midi Effects: Varying your performance
MIDI & Key Controls: Using Live with MIDI Controllers
Editing Your Arrangement: Refining Your Production in the Arrange View
Introduction to Automation
Warping and Audio Clip Manipulation
Drum Racks and Beat Slicing
Audio and Live (Sampling and recording techniques
Creative Use of Effects
Intermediate Arranging Concepts
Intro to Playing Live with Live
Intro to Mixing and Mastering your tracks
GEOGRAPHY OF LIVE
Session View VS. Arrangement View
Places and File Structure
Hardware Setup and Preferences
Key Ableton Concepts (Clips, Launching, Racks etc)
Simpler and Sampler
Warp Modes and Commands
Sound Design with Warping
Intro to Clip Envelopes
Creative Use of Artifacts
Recording External Synths
More on Clip Envelopes
Introduction to Sampler and Simpler
Introduction to Filters
Intro to Operator
More on Operator
Intro to MIDI Effects
Making Synthesizer Patches
AUDIO & MIDI EFFECT RACKS
Audio Effect Racks
MIDI Effect Racks
Insert vs. Return
Tetris Style Arrangement
Recording an Arrangement
Editing an Arrangement
Using Stems and Remix Packs
Mixing and output
Intro to Mixing
Why Ableton Live?
Nothing touches it for simplicity, creativity and spontaneity. It is the goto music production software for remixing, warping and music creation. From recording and producing to playing live with, Live's unique features sets it apart from the competition. For more videos on Ableton Live check out Ableton.
** Please note there will be absolutely no refunds after the first class has taken place.
** You may be offered a credit if you cancel your registration within 2 weeks before the first class takes place.
Register for Ableton Live Core I
"Ableton Core I was an amazing learning experience and overall fun time. It allowed me to get past the steep initial learning curve and start producing music with confidence." - Carter
"Ableton Core I is the perfect introduction to making beats and music. Provides you with the tools and confidence you need to use Ableton software fluently." - Mark
"Awesome class: filled in so many of the gaps of self-taught material. I can't wait for Ableton Core II!!!" - Ryan
"This course, through Beat Drop, will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. You will leave this course having the confidence to create and express your art. You will meet amazing, like minded individuals that want you to succeed and you get the perks of a small class size, engaging instructors, and the best exposure to the industry that exists in Calgary. Coming into this course with ZERO knowledge in Ableton, I've graduated with full assurance that I can complete a finished piece of art that is ready for commercial exposure."- Tim O
"Beat Drop is an amazing atmosphere where you get to learn from people who are passionately devoting their lives to making music." - Beni D
"I was skeptical at first about what i would get out of this course and if it was worth the money, but after having completed it, i am now interested in taking as many courses as BeatDrop has to offer. Mitch and his crew were great, and the atmosphere was totally easygoing, very comfortable environment for learning. Not only did I learn the in's and out's of Ableton, but also some quite valuable knowledge in audio production overall, that i can use anywhere. I'd recommend this course to anyone who is sick of just tinkering around and wants to take their music to the next level. See y'all in the fall!" - Paul F
"If you're considering taking this course, then take it. Undoubtedly the most effective and efficient way to take your ableton methods to the next level, no matter what your level of experience." - Lauren D