Ableton Live: 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.
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 of the interface and functionalities of the software.
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 DJs.
- Ableton Live software
- Song structure
- Music making
- Virtual Instruments and Plugins
- External Hardware Controllers including Ableton Push (provided)
- Live performance
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Understand song structure
- Use Ableton Live to make electronic music
- Confidently use Ableton Live for composition, DJing and live performance
- Confidently use Ableton Push Controller
Who should attend this course:
This course is ideal for anyone using Ableton Live for electronic music composition, DJing and Live performance.
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.
We also offer bespoke writing for blogs courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.
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.
Students taking part in this course should bring headphones or earplugs.