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  • Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 4.16.32 PMTHE WORLD'S BEST INTERACTIVE ONLINE CLASSES

    Study Ableton Live with the world's best teachers and creators from anywhere. Our Interactive Online Classes include: 6 Months of classes, participate in class discussions in private forums, up to 3 hours of custom course videos, 2 hours of available lab time with the instructor using video chat per week, 1 homework assignment every week, and much more.
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  • Ableton ProgramAll-inclusive training with today's best program.

    Ableton Live is the premier production and performance software on the market. Our Ableton Live Expert Program is a six-month plan designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this powerful and versatile tool. Every student leaves with the ability to produce music in any genre, and under any circumstances.

  • Sound Design ProgramA Sound Design program that breaks that mold.

    In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. The course begins at the heart of sound creation with an in-depth study of the nature of both acoustic and electronic sound through analog and modular subtractive synthesis. 

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Education, Community, & Culture

Slam Academy of Electronic Arts is an educational program dedicated to creative excellence in digital music and media. With classes in Ableton Live, Sound Design, Synthesis, Beatmaking, DJing and more, our curriculum is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of students with a desire to be on the cutting edge of electronic music and art.

Upcoming Minneapolis Classes

Slam Academy has a host of classes designed for the beginner - we call them our Intro Classes. Whether you want a fun night out, or the start of a new adventure, this is the place to start. Enroll Now!

   Ableton Program
Our Ableton Live Program is a six-month plan designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this powerful and versatile tool.
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   Sound Design Program
At the end of this program, students will leave with a complete portfolio of sound design work: tracks, projects, synthesizer patches, and more.
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Synthesis and Sound Design are two of the most important principals in modern music production. In this class we will…
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This class focuses on the principals of creating a dynamic, accurate mix to prepare a track for mastering. Utilizing tools…
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Get back to basics: Music & Machines. In this course, you will learn, hands on, how to integrate any hardware…
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Unlock your creative potential with Ableton's Push instrument In this course, you will be hands-on guided through every element of…
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Professional, polished tracks at your fingertips. Learn to master your recordings with Slam Academy’s own Leon J. This class will…
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Learn to DJ with Slam Academy. With our brand new six-week DJ program you can learn to harness the power…
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Events At Slam Academy

Friday, August 21, 6pm
Join Novation's Thavius Beck
for a FREE workshop at Slam Academy! This two hour workshop will be centered around Launchpad Pro, Launchkey, and Launch Control XL. Learn how these outstanding products can impact your music from the studio to the stage from one of the industries leaders. It will be a great to way to find out more about our friends at Novation while spending time with your Slam Academy family. You might even walk away with some free stuff!

Electronic Music Community News

P r o c e s s Radio Show

Check out our new feature series “Process” which is Slam Academy's spotlight on producers. In each issue we look into the inspiration, creative process and unique approaches that drive our favorite producers.

Process Issue 03    Process, Issue 03: Patchley
This month we feature Tennessee producer Patchley. We had the opportunity to ask Patrick a few questions about his work. Download his guest mix and check out the tracklist below the interview.
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Process Issue 2    Process, Issue 02: Swimming TV
In our second episode of "Process," we feature German producer Swimming TV. We had the opportunity to ask Cyril a few questions about his work. Download his guest mix after the interview.
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Process Issue 01-2    Process, Issue 01: Timid Soul
Our first edition features Michigan Producer Timid Soul. We had the opportunity to ask Joey a few questions about his work. Download his guest mix and check out the tracklist below the interview.
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Questions? Ask Us Anything!

Ask us anything on your mind here. We will be more than happy to answer your questions about Slam Academy, classes, gear, ideas, what to have for lunch, or anything else. Ask away!

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