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Ableton 101
Lenny Kiser Ableton Trainer
San Francisco, CA
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Ableton 101
Description: Make the music you've always wanted to with Ableton Live, a powerful tool for music production used by professional producers worldwide. In this 17 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.

****Enrolling in this class makes you eligible for the educational discount on Ableton software!****
Training Hours: 16
Day 1: Saturday Aug 2nd       12-7PM
Day 2: Tuesday Aug 5th         7-9:30PM
Day 3: Saturday Aug 9th        12-7PM
Day 4: Tuesday Aug 12th       7-9:30PM

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 (3 Hours)
Activity: Create your first drum beat!
The Music Production Process
Interface and Navigation Tour
Drum Programming, Drum Racks and creating groove
MIDI editing and recording

Part 2: Bass Lines and Chords  (3 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 (2.5 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: 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
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

Part 3: Mixing (2 Hours)
Activity: Polish your Mix and Make it Loud!
The Essential Elements of Mixing
Insert FX vs Send and Return FX

Day 4: Finalization
Basics of Mastering
Rendering and Output



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

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