Ableton Live 9: Electronic Music Production

What is behind some of the world’s most popular electronic music? This course explores the foundations of electronic music and how the software Ableton Live has revolutionised the sound of popular electronic music. You will gain a deeper understanding on how to use Ableton Live to experiment with electronic music and create your own song from scratch...

Taught by: Andrew Davidson.

Description

What is behind some of the world’s most popular electronic music? This course explores the foundations of electronic music and how the software Ableton Live has revolutionised the sound of popular electronic music. You will gain a deeper understanding on how to use Ableton Live to experiment with electronic music and create your own song from scratch. 

Through a series of workshops and group activities you will cover key topics that will advance your skills of using Ableton Live and gain knowledge on the interface, functionalities and structure of a song. You will learn the electronic music genre that has influenced popular music styles including chill out, house, trance, techno, trip-hop and more.  

By the end of the course you will be confident in using Ableton Live to produce your own songs and experiment with musical ideas, making you one step closer to uncovering the working life of producers and a professional DJ.

Course topic:

  • Ableton Live software
  • Song structure
  • Electronic sub-genres
  • DJing
  • Music making

Course outcomes:

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the format of a song structure 
  • Gain knowledge of electronic sub-genres
  • Become proficient with Ableton Live to make electronic music
  • Confident in using Ableton Live to mix electronic music as a DJ

Who should attend this course: 

This course is ideal for professionals working in the music industry that would like to update their skills and knowledge of Ableton Live; and anyone interested in making electronic music. 

Level: 
 
Beginner: You should have basic computer skills to attend this course. 

Follow Up Courses: 

After you have completed this course you may be interested in expanding your knowledge on our Multiplatform Writing and Production short course. 

Alternative Study Options:  

We also offer bespoke Film, TV and Sound courses for groups and businesses. To find out what we can offer, please complete a Tailor Made Training Enquiry form



Tutor information

Andrew Davidson has experience of a range of disciplines including sound, moving image, visual communication and 3D. He studied Sound Arts and Design for Visual Communication at London College of Communication. Whilst studying he began working at the College and currently works in the 3D Workshop. He has worked in events, freelanced and was the co-founder of the The Loft Studios (a recording, production, and training studio based in South Wales). He has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate at UAL. He co-founded the artist’s collective thickear and recently co-founded 22 Degrees to publish a range of sound, music, and video work.


Materials

Students taking part in this course should bring headphones or earplugs.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
11/12/2017 - 12/12/2017Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket