Learn How to Use Ableton Live and Become a Better Producer

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  • Lectures 35
  • Video 4 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Course Description

With early support from the Laidback Luke Forum, the Essential Music Guide will teach students of both beginner and intermediate levels the necessary steps towards producing electronic music in Ableton Live. With this course you will be able to create professionally sounding electronic music from start to finish.

Easy to Follow!

Have you recently made the switch to Ableton Live? Or are you just starting out in the world of music production? The steps towards creating professional electronic music can be found all over the web but with the Essential Music Guide exclusively on Udemy you gain access to years of production knowledge using Ableton Live across various genres. Learn from professional producer/instructor Castilian with over 10,000 views on Soundcloud and over 6 years of music production experience!

Each Step of the Way!

The course is designed for students of both beginner and intermediate levels interested in learning music production without having to rely on the trial and error of doing it alone.

Carefully Organized Sections

The course is structured into 6 sections each targeting a specific area of music production to help students learn how to produce professionally sounding electronic music. The sections cover a wide range of general topics including...

  • General layout of Ableton
  • Keep the Beat Going Drum Production
  • Sound design with Massive and Sylenth1
  • Piano in Ableton Live
  • Audio Effect Tools
  • Layering
  • Session View
  • Mastering
  • Mixing

Providing an extensive overview on how to use various audio effects such as Compression, Limiting, Delay, Reverb, Stereo-Imaging, Side-Chain Compression and More! Learn premium sound design techniques on world renowned Plug-ins, Massive and Sylenth1. Learn Drum production techniques to create punchy sounding drums that cut through heavy sounds in your mix!

Practice Makes Perfect

Music Production often takes lots of time to learn and the Essential Music Guide is designed to guide students through the process of learning music production without having to work alone!

Exclusive Lessons on All major Plug-In's

The steps to learning music production are in your hands, don't hesitate give it a try and create music you can share with the world!

What are the requirements?

  • Ableton Live Demo or Full Version
  • Computer speakers or headphones
  • Sylenth1/Massive for Added Sound Design

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 35 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  • By the end of this course you will know how to create a song from start to finish
  • Learn Premium Sound Design Techniques
  • Learn Specialized Audio Effects to Craft your Sound
  • Create Drums That Stand Out
  • Discover the Basics to Mixing and Mastering in Ableton Live

What is the target audience?

  • Beginner and Intermediate Students
  • Producers and Dj's
  • Electronic Music Enthusiasts

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee

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Lifetime access

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Desktop, iOS and Android

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Certificate of completion


Section 1: Essentials to Music Production in Ableton

A complete guide to the layout of Ableton Live.


Students will learn the basics of how to adjust audio preferences in Ableton Live before starting to produce.


Students will learn basic keyboard shortcuts that will help create music with more efficiency.


Students will learn the benefits of running a 64 Bit version of Ableton Live.


Students will learn the importance of volume early on.


Session View provides a fun and interactive way to produce music live and on the go.


Plug-ins are an essential part of sound design in Ableton Live

Section 2: Essentials Drums: Keep the Beat Going!

Introductory lesson to Drum Production.


Drum racks are used in Ableton Live to create Drum loops and clips.


Learn the steps towards creating cleaner sounding kicks in Ableton Live.


It's important to understand how frequencies are distributed within any kick drum.


Learn the steps to creating punchy sounding snares in Ableton Live.


Learn how to organize samples by groups and categories.


A complete tutorial on Drum Production from A to Z!

Section 3: Essential Sound Design

A descriptive outline on the layout of Native instruments Massive.


Synths are an important tool for creating melodies and chord progressions.


Massive is perfect for creating punchy bass leads.


Creating Sub Bass is important for making bass leads stand out.


Understand the layout of Sylenth1 before creating sounds.


Understand the role of plucks and how to create them effectively.


Learn the steps to using white noise to smooth out transitions.

Section 4: Layering and Melodies

Layering helps you create thicker sounding instruments in Ableton Live.


Understanding Ableton's Piano is an important aspect to creating music in Ableton Live.

Section 5: Essential Audio: Getting The Right Sound

Learn how to use Ableton Live's Reverb tool to add depth to synths and pads.


Learn the basics of Side Chaining using Ableton Live's Compressor tool.


Learn the steps to using automation in Ableton Live to take control over parameters in your song.


Learn how to use a stereo-imager to make sounds more wide and full.


Learn how to use Ableton's Equalizer to cut away or boost frequency


Start saving CPU power by learning how to use various techniques such as Freezing and Bouncing.


Limiters are an important tool for creating louder sounds that don't distort.


Izotope Ozone will allow you to adjust various audio effects and features.

Section 6: The Finish Line!

Learn how to Balance out sound levels and create more professional sounding music!


Understand the basics of Clipping.


Mastering is an important final step in any electronic music production.


The end! Learn how to properly export a song and enjoy the music!

Instructor Biography

Liad Ben-Shimon , Music Instructor

I have been producing music for over 7 years on various music production programs including Ableton Live, Reason and Garage Band.

Music is a deep passion of mine and I hope to spread that passion with others, interested in music production.

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    • Joe Townend

    Lots of Ways to Improve Your Music Here

    Liad moves at a fairly rapid pace and thus packs a lot of info into his lessons. This is a course that will benefit you by repeated viewings. Very useful and enjoyable.

    • Sean Knight

    Cuts the fat and gets to the point!

    I'm a firm believer that anything taught is only as valuable and informative as the teacher. This course got straight to the point and taught me everything I needed to get started with Live 9 and then some. I've spent hours on Utube tutorials and videos in various electronic music magazines. None of them were as easy to follow as this course. None of them gave me the tools and the confidence to get started straight away like this course has. This course is pretty much made for me but I'd recommend it to anyone.

    • Philip Gamblin

    Decent for the price

    Being an intermediate user, I wasn't sure whether to bother but with discount, I decided I would. I actually learnt a few things I didn't know. But I'm glad I didn't spend $60 on it as the content isn't particularly in depth

    • Gregory Finch

    Not sure if its worth $60

    I personally had almost no prior Ableton knowledge when I enrolled in this course. I did enjoy it and thought it was helpful, but not worth $60. I had a discount code so I didn't pay full price, but I don't think there is enough content, and I don't think he's a good enough instructor, to merit spending $60 on this course. Its a great course and I learned a decent amount, but most of the videos are under 10 minutes, how much can he really teach you about making a good kick sound in a 5:11 video?

    • Stephen Andrichuk

    Poor Value

    I received this course for free, but If you are considering purchasing it, please check to see if it has received any updates since this review was posted. Usually when you sign up for a class, it's not only because of the content, but also so you can absorb the professors individual experiences. Unfortunately this course has poor content along with an instructor who has little technical merit. The quality of the videos range from unprepared rough drafts to stale commentary clearly being read out loud for the first time. This would have been excusable if the course had a direction and proper instructions, but instead this is a course that is poorly organized, full of generalizations, and extremely vague. I suggest Liad practices making free videos for Youtube until he improves his teaching. It's embarrassing seeing him charge $59 for each licence.

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