Music Production With Ableton Live

Overview

Faculty: Audio
Duration: 8 Weeks
Delivery: Online
Level: Beginner/Advanced
Start Date: Level 1: 14th January – Level 2: 11th March
Course Director: Eoin Smith
Fees: €400
Certification: Windmill Lane Recording Studios

COURSE CONTENT

LEARN HOW TO PRODUCE AND PERFORM USING ABLETON LIVE.

The team at Windmill Lane Recording Studios are the perfect team to help you master the skills to take your Ableton production and performance to the next level.

We will guide you through all of the great features and functions in Ableton and show you how to develop professional workflows. Everything is covered, from how to start a project all the way through to delivering a mix to a mastering engineer!

As a producer, you need to know how chords, rhythms, basslines and melodies are made. Let the Windmill Lane team show you all the tricks and tips to making professional sounding tracks and dynamic performances.

Some topics covered:

  • Create beats and slice rhythms using samples, Drum Racks and Samplers
  • Learn the basics of music composition: chords, melodies, and harmony to help your track evolve and develop
  • Get an in – depth understanding of the Live Capabilities of the Session View, Ableton’s unique jamming facility.

Learn how to

  • Edit Audio and MIDI like a pro.
  • Get impact, clarity and depth in your mixes.
  • Control and Perform Your Tracks in Ableton’s Session View

MUSIC PRODUCTION LEVEL 1

Week 1
Week 4
Week 7
Week 1
  • Digital Audio Basics
  • Introduction to the Ableton Interface
  • Ableton Sample Files
Week 4
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Chords and Scales
  • Ableton Theory Tips and Tricks
Week 7
  • Performing with Ableton
  • The Session View
  • Launching Clips
Week 2
Week 5
Week 8
Week 2
  • The Arrangement View
  • Recording and Editing Audio and Midi
Week 5
  • Using Virtual Instruments
  • Electric
  • Analog
  • Operator
Week 8
  • Basic Mixing Techniques
  • Compression
  • EQ
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Bouncing Your Work
Week 3
Week 6
Week 3
  • Creating Beats using Impulse + Simpler
  • Creating Beats using Drum Racks
Week 6
  • Recording Acoustic Guitar and Vocals at Windmill Lane

MUSIC PRODUCTION LEVEL 2

Week 1 : Developing Your Own Voice
Week 4
Week 7
Week 1 : Developing Your Own Voice
  • Custom Made FX/Instrument Racks
  • Using External Synths
  • Alternative Time Signatures
Week 4
  • Ableton Push: An Introduction
Week 7
  • VJing with Ableton with Pulse College Custom Built Software
Week 2 : Synthesis
Week 5: Performance Aesthetic 2
Week 8
Week 2 : Synthesis
  • The Wavetable Synth: An In-Depth Exploration
Week 5: Performance Aesthetic 2
  • Hardware and Set – Up
  • Ableton in the Traditional Band Set-Up
Week 8
  • Final Performance in Windmill Lane
Week 3: Performance Aesthetic 1
Week 6
Week 3: Performance Aesthetic 1
  • Hardware and Set – Up
  • DJ Performance
  • In Depth Clip Launch Functions
Week 6
  • An Introduction to MaxForLive
  • Building Your Own Effects

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Eoin Smith

Eoin Smith is the Course Director for the BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology, here at Pulse College. He has a PhD from Maynooth University and is interested in all things Computer Music. Ableton Live is one of his primary tools for composition, production and performance and he’s looking forward to taking you through all aspects of the program.

HOW TO APPLY

Admissions

This course is a direct application course. Applications are currently taken through the Application Form below. Upon receiving your application form our Admissions Team will be in contact. No industry experience is required and applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications. If you wish to gain further insight into what this course has to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Start Dates

8 Week Course:
1 night a week (Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm).

Level 1 start date is January 12th 2021

Level 2 start date is December 15th

*the pre Christmas classes will run 15th & 17th December (Tues & Thur) returning to Tuesdays from Jan 5th  2021 for remaining 6 classes.

To apply for this exciting online course, click Apply Now below.

Joanna will be in contact!

Requirements
  • Computer running Ableton Live 10 (90- day free trial available)
  • A broadband internet connection
  • Camera preferable but not mandatory

To apply for this exciting online course, please fill out the application form below.

Joanna will be in contact!

Interview Process

There is no interview application for this course but we would be delighted to invite you in for a private tour of our campus; to meet our course lecturers and gain further insight into what our course has to offer.

I would highly recommend Pulse College as a go to for courses.. Windmill Lane Recording Studios is amazing and lecturers are so passionate for music it really shows.
Google Review

Gary O’Brien
Cork

FEES

Irish / EU (Residing in Ireland)

Total Cost: €400
*Full Payment Required to Confirm Place
On completion, you will be awarded a Pulse College Certificate.

*Please note: Fees are non-refundable

International / EU (living outside of Ireland)

Total Cost: €400
*Full Payment Required to Confirm Place
On completion, you will be awarded a Pulse College Certificate.

*Please note: Fees are non-refundable

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