Ableton Live Program

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Join Ableton Certified Trainers and learn the world's leading production platform. 

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.

After completing this program, you'll be able to:

Produce, Mix, and Master

Use Ableton Live to mix and master your own songs so they sound as loud and clear as your favorite tracks.

Collaborate and Engage

Slam Academy is a community. While in this class, you will meet your next great collaborative partner, someone to share the stage with, or even your new best friend.

Find Your Sound

Record your own instruments and vocals and add them to your own professional-sounding tracks.

Produce Professional Tracks

Using Ableton Live, industry-proven techniques, and special tricks and tips from our Ableton Certified Trainers, you will leave this class with finished, polished tracks.

K80

Katie (K80) talks about her experience not even knowing how to open the program all the way to making her first tracks.

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Michael Evalds

Walking in, Michael couldn't even find the kick and the downbeat. Now he is making amazing tracks in Ableton Live.

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Ben Gardner (Bolo)

Listen to Ben talk about the resources he had access to as a student at Slam. Ben got from the classroom to the stage in no time.

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Meet Your Instructor:

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James Patrick

James Patrick is a Minneapolis-based DJ and music producer, entrepreneur, and educator. James has over 20 years of professional experience performing at and directing electronic music events, including curation of the International Spark Festival. A pilot member of the Ableton Trainer Certification program, James participated in the first wave of trainer certifications and has been a critical force among the user base in the US.

Registration to this class includes:

  • Access to all 24 weeks, 3 hours per week, of the Ableton Live Program
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • Join our Private Discord Community
  • 1-on-1 help from Slam Academy Instructors and/or Teaching Assistants
  • Access to the Slam Academy Studios for private room booking, recording sessions, & production use
  • Additional benefits for Members

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Ableton Live Curriculm

  • 1: The Ableton Live Interface

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    Create your own original music sketches using Ableton Live’s Factory Library sounds. Understand and practice the general workflow of music creation within Live.
  • 2: Sequencing and Recording

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    Create your own original sequences using Live’s intuitive Session View. Record your own sounds into Live and warp them to your own grooves.
  • 3: Arranging and Editing

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    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.
  • 4: Effects Processing

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    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.
  • 5: Synthesis and Sampling

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    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.
  • 6: Controllers and Instruments

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    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.
  • 7: Mixing and Mastering

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    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!
  • 8: Performance with Ableton Live

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    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.

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