Ableton Live Music Production Course | £400


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Tutors: Sam Roberts / M-Melodie

Throughout the course you’ll learn the foundations in Electronic Music Production using Ableton Live. Upon completion, your first release could be available on iTunes, courtesy of the Academy.

Lesson 1: Introduction

1.1 Skills audit/student interview: Establish prior knowledge of Ableton and/or other music production programs and past experience with DJ’ing or use of other musical instruments
1.2 Introduction to Ableton Live
1.3 Setting up, opening & Saving projects
1.4 Identifying core parts of a song
1.5 Using ableton Live’s Session View with royalty free audio loops

Lesson 2: Midi & Drum Patterns

2.1 Introduction to midi
2.2 Identifying different drum & percussive sounds
2.3 Creating Midi Drum Patterns with “drum racks”
2.4 Using Ableton Live’s Session View with midi & audio loops

Lesson 3: Ableton Live’s Arrangement View, Basslines & Basic Music Theory

3.1 Working with Bassline Samples in Ableton Live’s Arrangement View
3.2 Brief introduction to music theory
3.3 Chopping Audio Loops, Using audio effects such as pitch-shift, reverse & Further sample manipulation such as “warping”
3.4 Introduction to basic synthesis with Ableton Lives Bass instruments & Midi loops

Lesson 4: Melodies

4.1 Identifying Different melodic instruments
4.2 Adding Melodic elements to compliment the drums and baseline using instruments from Ableton Live’s stock sound bank & Midi Loops
4.2 Using Ableton Live’s Session View to test out all main elements of the track

Lesson 5: Structure, creative edits to melodies & More detailed look at Ableton Lives Arrangement View

5.1 Recording from Ableton Live’s Session View into Ableton Live’s Arrangement View
5.2 Using Ableton Live’s Arrangement View to Construct the arrangement of the track
5.3 Further editing tips for use in Ableton Live’s Arrangement View
5.4 Personalising melodies/re-writing melodies

Lesson 6: Effects

6.1 Importing & editing audio sound effect samples to fuse each section of the song together
6.2 Automation & volume control
6.3 Introduction to Return Tracks to Give your song further treatment with the inclusion of effects such as Reverb & delay

Lesson 7: Compression, EQing, stereo Imaging & VST Plugins

7.1 Basic compression techniques including Side-chain Compression
7.2 Understanding Eqing & Stereo width with ableton Lives “Eq8″ , “Utility” and “Spectrum” to give elements within your song a “3D” feel
7.3 Using VST plug ins

Lesson 8: Mixing & Preparing Track for Release

8.1 Advanced arrangement & genre specific element replacements
8.2 Mix-Down: Using the techniques you’ve learned throughout the course, we’ll fuse all the separate parts of your song together
8.3 Naming & Releasing your professionally mastered Song

Full individual teaching plan complete with handouts and samples ending in producing your own arrangement

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


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I started djing about 3 years ago, at the time I was living in Germany and as the years went by I was asked to dj in a couple of low key bars, there I learnt the basics of djing beat matching and how to use the equipment. But that’s where it stopped I only knew the basics. Within the last year my life has changed drastically and I am now living back in my home town of leeds. I wanted to take my skills to that next level to enable me to play out and I wanted to do it quickly. I did my research and came across miss melodies academy. After the first session Miss Melodie got rid of some of the bad habits I had picked and took me back through some of the fundamentals. Within a couple of sessions my mixing become a lot more sharper and less predictable. She is an extremely good tutor and most importantly she is straight down the line, she will tell you whether the things you are doing are good or bad. The Academy has defiantly give me that bit extra to take me forward. I would highly recommend the course to any one from a beginner or a more advanced person who’s wants to push on.

I would like to take this time to thank the Academy : )


Danny Webb


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