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Ableton Live - 101
Lenny Kiser Ableton Trainer
San Francisco, CA
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Ableton Live - 101
Description: This is an introductory course where you learn the music production process to successfully write, record, edit, mix and produce your own music from start to finish in Ableton Live 9.

The course is broken down into two (6 hour) class days and two (2 hour) workshop days where you will be able to have your questions answered, work on projects, receive feedback and share with the class.

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

Training Hours: 16
Day 1: Saturday Aug 3rd 12-7PM (Class)
Day 2: Tuesday Aug 6th 7-9PM (Workshop)
Day 3: Saturday Aug 10th 12-7PM (Class)
Day 4: Tuesday Aug 13th 7-9PM (Workshop)

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 original music and beats using Lives instruments, devices, audio loops and samples.

Part 1: Session View, MIDI and Creation Phase (3 Hours)

Activity: Build your first production template and start creating beats!

The Music Production Process
Interface and Navigation Tour
Drum Programming and Drum Racks
MIDI and transform tools
Clips, Scenes and Launching
Lives Instruments
MIDI Effects

Part 2: Working with Audio, Loops, Samples and Audio Effects (3 Hours)

Activity: Write your first bass line and start building your song.

Working with Loops, Samples & Warping
Audio Effects (Inserts vs. Sends and Returns)
Convert Harmony, Melody and Drums to MIDI
Creative Sampling with Slice to New MIDI
Applying Groove

Day 2: Workshop (2 Hours)

Activity: Recording audio and preparing for the arrangement phase.

Get questions answered
Receive Feedback
Share your project with the class
Share ideas, tips and tricks with others
Work on projects

Day 3: Perform your song into the arrangement. Learn how to refine your song in the arrangement view through mixing, automation, sound design, editing and finally mastering.

Part 1: Arrangement View and refining your song (3 Hours)

Audio Effect Racks
Instrument Racks
Session View Automation & Clip Envelopes
Audio, MIDI and Clip Editing
Routing and Grouping
Sound Design Basics
Freezing Tracks and Re-Sampling
MIDI Controllers

Part 2: Mixing Basics and Finishing the Song (3 Hours)

Activity: Finalize and Polish your Mix

The Essential Elements of Mixing
Frequency Range, EQ and Filters
Reverb, Delays and Panning
Dynamics and Compression
Third Party Instruments, Effects and Samples
Finalization: Mastering your track

Day 4: Workshop (2 Hours)

Get questions answered
Receive Feedback
Share your project with the class
Share ideas, tips and tricks with others
Work on projects
Final Projects and review




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

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