Ableton Live Program


All-inclusive training with today’s best program.

Ableton Live is the premier production and performance software on the market. Our Ableton Live 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, under any circumstances.

Enrolling in this program includes a 1-year all-access SlamPass membership!

The next start dates are:
May 8, 2017 at 11am
May 8, 2017 at 7pm

*After registration we will confirm which time you intend on attending.

Class Topics
The eight levels of the Ableton Program have been structured and developed by our own Ableton Certified Trainers. Each class includes a project, exercise, and multiple concepts.

Live Level 1: Interface Navigation
(Week 1, 2, 3)

Create your own original music sketches using Ableton Live’s Factory Library sounds. Understand and practice the general workflow of music creation within Live. Customize Live to behave the way you want it to, and arrange your own grooves, basslines, melodies, and harmonies using Live’s virtual instrument collection.

Live Level 2: Sequencing and Recording
(Week 4, 5, & 6)

Create your own original sequences using Live’s intuitive Session View. Record your own sounds into Live and warp them to your own grooves. Mangle and twist those recordings to create entirely new sounds for your arrangements. Record yourself jamming on the knobs to add life to your sketch with automation and modulation. 

Live  Level 3: Arranging and Editing
(Week 7, 8, & 9)

Create intricate changes, drops, breakdowns, tempo changes and more using Live’s Arrangement View.  Chop, slice, reverse, and further refine all of your sounds to create riveting sound environments. Record yourself improvising across the timeline to further enhance your tune. Export your first fully arranged and edited song by the end of this level!

Live Level 4: Effects Processing
(Week 10, 11, & 12)

Turn your electronic music into something incredible with professional effects processing techniques. Sculpt your audio creations into exactly what you imagine using your own custom signal processors.  Improvise with these custom processors in your own music, or live on stage using Slam Academy’s world class techniques.

Live Level 5: Synthesis and Sampling
(Week 13, 14, & 15)

Create your own original sounds from scratch. Build your own synth leads, basses, drums, pads, sound effects and more, entirely with Live’s virtual instrument collection.  Incorporate those into your final project for this level to create your own entirely original electronic music composition, from the very ground up!

Live Level 6: Controllers and Instruments
(Week 16, 17, &18)

Add more human control to your music by connecting your own controllers and instruments to Live. Customize your APC40, Push, and other Control Surfaces to respond exactly the way you want them to. Learn the world of recording interfaces and external hardware.  Record synthesizers, drum machines, and musicians playing real instruments alongside your arrangements. 

Live Level 7: Performance
(Week 19, 20, & 21)

Play your own original songs live in front of an audience. Design a live performance set that will allow you to jam alongside live musicians, DJs, and more using Ableton Live and a MIDI controller of your choice. Also learn how to DJ with Ableton Live in this level.  Complete the level with a short live performance of your own tunes.

Live Level 8: Mixing and Mastering
(Week 22, 23, & 24)

Push your original songs onto the world stage using industry standard Mixing and Mastering techniques.  Polish your own songs alongside Slam’s expert mix engineers.  Hear your own songs stack up to the loudness and clarity of your favorite all time tunes.  Finish this level with a completed original song or EP, ready to share!

Ableton Program is the most rigorous training we offer in Live. It is a comprehensive and systematic approach from the ground up, designed for the most dedicated Live students. This sequence takes the novice producer through the most advanced content and cutting edge techniques, equipping you with all the tools you will need to be a professional Live user.

Classes will run every Monday either from 7pm – 10pm or from 11 to 2pm, for a total of 24 weeks, starting May 8, 2017 and ending October 30, 2017. At the end of the program we will have a completion ceremony/Party, where students will show off their accomplishments, invite friends, and make some noise!

To enroll in the Ableton Program, purchase below. This price includes all the required classes, at a significant discount from buying them individually.  After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions.

Price: $4012 (Includes all classes, All Access pass to all Slam Academy regular classes, (including online classes) and 1 year of Lab Time) Payment plans are available for this program. Join the Ableton Program for only $367.71/month!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us.

Registration is only $367.71/month! You will not find a more cost-effective comprehensive Ableton Program on the planet.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Admission to all Ableton Program Classes
  • Admission to 1 year of Slam Academy Lab Time (6 months during the program & a 6-month complimentary SlamPass membership)
  • Weekly feedback on tracks and projects during Slam Academy Lab Time
  • Feedback on midway and final projects from Slam Teachers and Guest Artists
  • FREE Admission to all other Slam Academy classes while enrolled in the Program**
  • FREE Admission to all Slam Academy Online classes
  • Discounts and Special Offers on hardware and software from our friends at Foxtone Music

* Not valid with other discount offers & coupons.
** Includes only classes not part of a Program.

To register with the monthly payment program, click here now!

To register with a single payment, click here. 

Don’t own a copy of Ableton Live Suite yet?

The retail cost of Ableton Live Suite is $749. But if you buy through our retail partner (Foxtone Music)  we can offer you a full license to Ableton Live Suite at the educational price of only $449. That means that just by registering for our class, you are saving $300.

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To register with a single payment and buy a copy of Ableton Live Suite at the Educational Price, click here.

To register with a payment plan and buy a copy of Ableton Live Suite at the Educational Price, click here.

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(612) 293-7526

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