ABLETON LIVE

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.

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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.

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MIKERAT

Slam Academy’s original ninja. Across dozens of original tunes, MikeRat has become a heavy hitter in the Minneapolis glitch-hop scene. A resident performer of Infrasound, his sets are fun, bright, and riddled with samples from old kung-fu movies.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Instant access to course materials online
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • 3 hours weekly class time online or in-person
  • 24 weeks of in-depth curriculum
  • 1-on-1 help guidance from instructors
  • Extra lab time available online
  • Personalized feedback on your tracks
  • Invitation to our private online community
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TAKE THIS PROGRAM AS A MEMBER

Membership includes enrollment in one structured program at a time, and Members can add more concurrent programs for an additional $125/month per program.

It's just one of many perks to being a Member at Slam!

Click here to learn more about Membership.

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UPCOMING START DATES:

  • Mondays 01/16/23 - 07/03/23 1-4pm CST (Online)
  • Mondays 01/16/23 - 07/03/23 7-10pm CST (Minneapolis)

DON'T WANT TO WAIT? START TODAY

Our three Flagship courses - Ableton Live, Sound Design, and Music Theory - are all available immediately upon registration.

That's right, you get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to all three of our core music production programs when you start your Slam Academy Membership. Unlike our "Structured" programs that meet weekly at a scheduled time, our Flagship courses are designed for you to learn at your own pace.

Each Flagship course offers more than 200 pre-recorded video tutorials and course exercises, plus several options for weekly lab time online so you can still get your questions answered by an expert with personalized feedback.

LEARN WITH US ONLINE

Unable to find a date that works for you? Our online courses offer the exact same content as their in-person counterparts and are modeled after the traditional classroom experience with live instruction.

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PRODUCE

Navigate modern music-making tools with confidence to create your own sound and express your musical ideas.

PERFORM

Share your music with the world. In stage or streaming online, our programs include techniques for live performance.

INDUSTRY

Learn music industry standards, get expert feedback on your tacks, and build connections.

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