Learn How to Use Ableton Live and Become a Better Producer
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Learn How to Use Ableton Live and Become a Better Producer

Transform your understanding of Ableton Live from bedroom producer to professional and spread your music - Start Now
3.7 (23 ratings)
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Created by Liad Ben-Shimon
Last updated 1/2014
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
  • Ableton Live Demo or Full Version
  • Computer speakers or headphones
  • Sylenth1/Massive for Added Sound Design

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!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner and Intermediate Students
  • Producers and Dj's
  • Electronic Music Enthusiasts
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 03:07:38
+ Essentials to Music Production in Ableton
7 lectures 32:09

A complete guide to the layout of Ableton Live.

Ableton Live Layout

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

Audio Preferences

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

Keyboard Shortcuts

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

Difference Between 32 and 64 Bit

Students will learn the importance of volume early on.

Preview 03:28

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

Preview 02:32

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

Introduction to Plug-ins
+ Essentials Drums: Keep the Beat Going!
7 lectures 26:24

Introductory lesson to Drum Production.

Foundations of Electronic Drum Production

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

Using Drum Racks in Ableton Live

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

Making Fat Sounding Kicks

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

Preview 02:25

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

Making Punchy Snares That Stand Out

Learn how to organize samples by groups and categories.

Keeping Track of Samples

A complete tutorial on Drum Production from A to Z!

Drum Techniques: Bringing it Altogether!
+ Essential Sound Design
7 lectures 57:14

A descriptive outline on the layout of Native instruments Massive.

Massive Layout

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

Massive: Synth and Plucks

Massive is perfect for creating punchy bass leads.

Massive: Bass Sounds

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

Preview 05:24

Understand the layout of Sylenth1 before creating sounds.

Layout of Sylenth1

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

Learning Plucks in Sylenth1

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

White Noise and Crashes
+ Layering and Melodies
2 lectures 11:02

Layering helps you create thicker sounding instruments in Ableton Live.

Layering Synths for Fullness

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

Using Piano in Ableton
+ Essential Audio: Getting The Right Sound
8 lectures 42:20

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

Adding Depth to a Melody With Reverb

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

Side Chaining and LFO Tool

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

Automation Techniques

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

How to Make Wider Sounds

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

Using an Equalizer to Maximize Sound

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

Preview 02:38

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

Steps Towards Using a Limiter

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

Izotope Ozone Layout
+ The Finish Line!
4 lectures 18:29

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

Mixing: Balancing Sound Levels Properly

Understand the basics of Clipping.

How to Stop Clipping

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

Foundations of Mastering

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

Exporting and Enjoy!