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Ableton Live - 101
Lenny Kiser Ableton Trainer
San Francisco, CA
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Ableton Live - 101
Make the music you've always wanted to with Ableton Live, a powerful tool for music production used by professional producers worldwide. In this 16 hour introductory course, you will learn how to use Live's devices, loops, effects and instruments to create your own music. This course will walk you through the entire process of creating a song from start to finish with hands on examples and exercises. You will leave with an understanding of how to utilize both the session and arrangement view to create music, arrange a song and apply basic mixing techniques.

The course is broken down into 4 class session days and 2 (optional) workshop days where you will be able to follow up and have your questions answered, receive feedback, share with the class and review.

You will receive quick key charts, reference materials and term sheets.

Training Hours: 16
Day 1: Saturday Feb 8th       12-4PM (Class)
Day 2: Tuesday Feb 11th      7-9PM (Class)
Day 3: Friday    Feb 14th      7-9PM (Workshop optional)
Day 4: Saturday Feb 15th     12-4PM (Class)
Day 5: Tuesday Feb 18th      7-9PM (Class)
Day 6: Friday    Feb 21st      7-9PM (Workshop optional)

Recommended Materials:
Laptop Computer
Ableton Live 9
Free 30 Day trial version of Ableton Live 9

Day 1: Learn the Live interface and leave being able to create beats, bass lines and chord progressions using Lives drum rack and instruments.

Part 1: Session View, MIDI and Creation Phase (2 Hours)

Activity: Create your first drum beat!

The Music Production Process
Interface and Navigation Tour
Drum Programming, Drum Racks and creating groove
MIDI and transform tools

Part 2: Bass Lines and Chords  (2 Hours)
Lives Instruments
MIDI Effects and Controllers
Writing Techniques
Packs and Help Files

Activity: Write a bass line and chord progression!

Day 2: Working with Audio, Loops and Samples (2 Hours)

Activity:   Manipulate loops and samples

Working with Loops, Samples & Warping
Convert Harmony, Melody and Drums to MIDI
Creative Sampling with Slice to New MIDI

Day 3: Workshop (2 Hours)

Get Questions Answered
Receive Feedback

Day 4: Moving into the Arrangement

Part 1: Arrangement View and refining your song (2 Hours)

Activity: Perform your song into the arrangement.

MIDI Controllers
Clip and scene launching
Follow Actions
Session View Automation & Clip Envelopes

Part 2: Arrangement View Editing Functions (2 Hours)

Activity: Refine the song in the arrangement view

Arrangement functions - Audio, MIDI and Clip Editing
Audio Effect and Instrument Racks

Day 5: Mixing (2 Hours)

Activity: Polish your Mix and Make it Loud!

The Essential Elements of Mixing
Insert FX vs Send and Return FX

Day 6: Workshop (2 Hours)

Get questions answered
Receive Feedback and Review




Lenny Kiser Ableton Trainer (View)
1177 Polk St - Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States



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