ABLETON ADVANCED COURSE
For students who have already completed the beginners course, or for those who feel their skills are ready for the challenge, the Advanced Course is available to help you move ahead with your creative journey.
Designed as a follow-on from the Beginners Course, the Advanced Course goes further in greater depth, taking you to the next level, and sees your production skills greatly enhanced and refined.
This course is focused towards producing TWO quality tracks throughout the duration. In this sense, we put our already established skills to focused creative use, and whilst continuing to learn powerful new skills, students are working towards a refined and completed product. This includes direct in-person 1:1 feedback and coaching in class to help you immediately refine your music during the creation process.
Weekly check ins:
Each student has the option of sending through their work for coaching mid-week, which includes a 15 minute phone call to answer any questions and provide direct feedback.
3 hour classes:
This longer format facilitates more hands-on, deeper learning, with smaller classes capped at 10 students also facilitating more 1:1 time between teacher and individual students.
COURSE CONTENT AND OUTLINE
This course is currently the most advanced Ableton Live course on offer in Australia – a comprehensive course that covers production, performance, and sound design techniques in Ableton Live, including:
- Using Simpler and Sampler to trigger, layer and loop
- Isolating basslines through granular synthesis in Sampler
- Cutting and chopping in Simpler
- Creating entire beats / tracks via creative manipulation of samples
- Generating confidence in creating your own samples
Advanced Sound Design:
- Creating powerful subs and basses
- Complex layering and instrument rack design
- Multi-band synths
- Deep EQ, effects chains, and automation to create life in new instruments
- Deeper exploration of using ‘space’ in music
- Macros + complex mapping
- Chain Selectors + creative instrument layering
- Design of your own unique instruments
- Sample selection devices (eg snare selectors)
- Slice to midi and creating drum racks from existing samples
- Elaborated use of Sends/Returns
- Further developing your own unique effects chains
- Exploring Reverb: A key to bringing music to life
- Multi-Band compression
- Parallell compression
- Follow actions
- Legato mode
- Deeper clip envelope editing (creating effects progressions/mixer automation through clips)
- Dummy clips
- Advanced sidechain techniques
- Exploration of frequency masking and how to clear space for clean mixes
- Creative automation, demonstration of Max For Live devices
- Understanding mastering chains
- Preparing songs for live performance
- Configuring effects racks for live performance use
- Session/Arrangement hybrid performance
- MIDI instrument control and innovation
- How all of this can be very useful for composition and arrangement
- Requirements: Students will need their own computer, quality headphones, a computer mouse and a working version of ABLETON LIVE 11 SUITE
Tuesdays from 630-930pm starting August 15th.
Full dates as follows:
Aug 15, 22, 29 – Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 – Oct 3
Price: $1200 for eight 3 hour sessions.
Early booking discounts available – $300 off before July 5th
This course is currently the most advanced Ableton Live course currently on offer in Australia, and significantly more affordable and more robust than any other Ableton Live courses available in Melbourne – most of which retail for approx $1100 for 6 weeks at a beginner level.
This advanced level of Ableton Live training is currently not available anywhere else in Australia.
REFERRAL DISCOUNTS: If you have a friend who would like to take part, and successfully registers – you get $50 cash back from your course fees.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT PLANS: Get in touch if you would like to make a deposit payment to secure your place, and arrange a payment plan
Use the registration form above, contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0449705424 to book your place in the next class
I also offer a free 30 minute consultation session if you would like to have an in-person chat about whether investing in Ableton Live is the right path for you and your music – feel free to get in touch and come visit me in my studio.
- Course fees including deposits are non refundable and non transferable
- This event requires a minimum number of participants to proceed. In the unlikely case of cancellation due to low numbers, your fees will be refunded
- Location for group venues may be subject to late notice change. Classes will always be held at various venues on rotation within the inner-north suburbs, so please be sure that you are able to reach the following areas: Fitzroy/Northcote/Preston/Brunswick/Coburg/Thornbury
Classes for the Advanced course will be held from the SNEDlab, De Chene Pde, Coburg VIC 3058
Connect with me via phone or email and let’s get your creativity moving forward.