Introduction to Electronic Music Production with Ableton

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Introduction to Electronic Music Production with Ableton

About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

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.

Course Structure

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

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Course Overview
Introduction and Course Overview
01:39
Section 2: Ableton Basics
What is Ableton?
01:21
Versions of Ableton and their differences
02:21
Session View
03:44
Arrangement View
03:06
Piano Roll
04:50
Clip View
06:05
Global Controls
03:40
Ableton Basics Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Understanding Audio
What is audio?
04:14
Section 4: Understanding MIDI
What is MIDI?
02:46
The benefits of using MIDI
02:27
The Disadvantages of Using MIDI
02:28
Section 5: Sound Design
Downloading and Installing TAL-Noisemaker
03:51
Simple Waveshapes
04:22
Tune, Fine, and Phase
05:19
Amplitude Envelope – ADSR
03:57
Filter
04:48
Filter Envelope
02:23
Downloading Synth1
02:19
Sound Design: Dutch Lead
05:58
Sound Design: Progressive House Pluck
05:39
Sound Design: Dubstep Bass
05:17
Sound Design: Basic Pad
02:52
Sound Design: 808 Kick Drum
04:09
Section 6: Music Theory
How Important is Music Theory?
03:34
Major and Minor Scales
05:22
Intervals
06:07
Chords. What are they?
02:40
Simple Triads
04:40
Chord Variation and Inversion
02:44
Chord Progressions
04:37
A Quick and Efficient Approach to Building Chord Progressions
07:06
Music Theory Quiz
3 questions
Section 7: Drum Programming
Finding Drum Samples
02:07
Live’s Drum Rack
04:56
Drum Programming: Electro House Drum Beat
07:15
Drum Programming: Trance Drum Beat
04:58
Drum Programming: Dubstep Drum Beat
05:13
General Drum Programming Tips
03:16
Drum Programming Quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Arrangement, Tension, and Energy
The Importance of a Good Structure
03:05
The Best Way of Learning How to Arrange
08:57
Intros and Outros
08:29
Breakdowns
08:03
Tension, what is it?
01:21
Energy, what is it?
02:16
Arrangement, Tension, and Energy Quiz
3 questions
Section 9: Mixdown Basics
What is Mixing?
02:54
Understanding the Frequency Spectrum
08:17
An Introduction to EQ
03:59
A few EQ tips
03:17
An Introduction to Compression
05:53
Basic Effects: Reverb
03:43
Basic Effects: Delay
03:26
Mixdown Quiz
4 questions
Section 10: Making Your First Track: Smooth Progressive House
Drum Programming: Main Drum Section
10:08
Sound Design: Pluck
04:36
Building a Chord Progression
05:57
Sound Design: Bass
05:07
Sound Design: Dreamy Lead
05:07
Arranging the Skeleton
08:04
Adding Simple FX
08:22
Preparing for Mixdown
03:32
Mixing: Rough Mix
13:15
Mixing: Panning and Adding Effects
11:59
Mixing: Automation
19:24
Mastering: Volume Maximization
08:48
Section 11: Conclusion + 3 tips
Thank you! Here are 3 tips to go away with.
02:02

Instructor Biography

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.

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