Introduction to Electronic Music Production with Ableton
About This Course
Are you a fan of electronic music and want to learn to create it? Maybe you’re a musician who’d like to learn a little more about production. Whatever the case, this comprehensive course has you covered. Using Ableton Live as a medium, you’ll learn fundamental production skills that can be carried through to future projects and applied to all genres of music.
The course offers both theoretical AND practical teachings, both combined logically. If you’re looking for something comprehensive yet easy to understand, at an unbeatable price – then this is for you.
In this course we cover a few things, including:
- Ableton Basics (how to use it, etc)
- MIDI and Samples
- Drums (drum samples, programming, examples)
- Bass (the importance of bass, programming, examples)
- Synths and Leads (basic theory, melody, simple sound design)
- Sound Design (basic synthesis, tricks and tips)
- Arrangement (putting our song together)
- EQ and basic mixing
By the end of this course, you’ll have your very own song to take away. In addition to that, you’ll have enough knowledge to go ahead and produce your very own unique song.
How long will this course take to complete?
This is a fairly comprehensive course that will take a number of hours to complete. Most people finished the FL Studio course in less than two weeks.
This course is structured in a unique way due to the song creation process. I’ve organized everything to be in the most effective logical order to grasp understanding of each section.
Why take this course?
You might be wondering why you’d pay real money for this course when there’s thousands of videos on Youtube.
The fact is, there’s few people offering complete and comprehensive courses of this nature. There’s nothing wrong with learning from YouTube, and there is some great content out there. If you want to learn the practical way, then I recommend taking this course.
What are the requirements?
- Ableton Live 8+
- A decent pair of headphones or speakers
- A willingness to learn
What am I going to get from this course?
- By the end of this course you’ll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals in electronic music production
- In this course you’ll learn how to compose your own music, design your own sounds, and mix and master your songs.
What is the target audience?
- Complete beginners will benefit most from this course
- Owners of any version of Ableton Live
- People who’ve used Live for other tasks outside of electronic music production
|Section 1: Introduction and Course Overview|
Introduction and Course Overview
|Section 2: Ableton Basics|
What is Ableton?
Versions of Ableton and their differences
Ableton Basics Quiz
|Section 3: Understanding Audio|
What is audio?
|Section 4: Understanding MIDI|
What is MIDI?
The benefits of using MIDI
The Disadvantages of Using MIDI
|Section 5: Sound Design|
Downloading and Installing TAL-Noisemaker
Tune, Fine, and Phase
Amplitude Envelope – ADSR
Sound Design: Dutch Lead
Sound Design: Progressive House Pluck
Sound Design: Dubstep Bass
Sound Design: Basic Pad
Sound Design: 808 Kick Drum
|Section 6: Music Theory|
How Important is Music Theory?
Major and Minor Scales
Chords. What are they?
Chord Variation and Inversion
A Quick and Efficient Approach to Building Chord Progressions
Music Theory Quiz
|Section 7: Drum Programming|
Finding Drum Samples
Live’s Drum Rack
Drum Programming: Electro House Drum Beat
Drum Programming: Trance Drum Beat
Drum Programming: Dubstep Drum Beat
General Drum Programming Tips
Drum Programming Quiz
|Section 8: Arrangement, Tension, and Energy|
The Importance of a Good Structure
The Best Way of Learning How to Arrange
Intros and Outros
Tension, what is it?
Energy, what is it?
Arrangement, Tension, and Energy Quiz
|Section 9: Mixdown Basics|
What is Mixing?
Understanding the Frequency Spectrum
An Introduction to EQ
A few EQ tips
An Introduction to Compression
Basic Effects: Reverb
Basic Effects: Delay
|Section 10: Making Your First Track: Smooth Progressive House|
Drum Programming: Main Drum Section
Sound Design: Pluck
Building a Chord Progression
Sound Design: Bass
Sound Design: Dreamy Lead
Arranging the Skeleton
Adding Simple FX
Preparing for Mixdown
Mixing: Rough Mix
Mixing: Panning and Adding Effects
Mastering: Volume Maximization
|Section 11: Conclusion + 3 tips|
Thank you! Here are 3 tips to go away with.
Sam Matla, Music Producer and DJ
I’m an electronic music producer from New Zealand dedicated to teaching others the craft of music production. With years of practical experience and study, I condense my knowledge into courses, blog posts, eBooks, and more.
I also run EDMProd, blog and resource website for electronic dance music producers. The site has a large readership and has cultivated a tight-knit community of willing-to-learn producers.
Other things that interest me include psychology, cooking, entrepreneurship, and design.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 1960
- Assessments Self