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  • Tuesdays 10/17/23 - 1/16/24 7-10pm CST (Minneapolis) | Instructor - Virtual Riot
  • Wednesdays 10/18/23 - 1/17/24 7-10pm CST (Online) | Instructor - Virtual Riot

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You know how to make music. Now you're ready to take that music to the next level!

Advanced Electronic Music Production picks up where our 6 month Ableton Live program ends. Spend 12 weeks alongside the legend Virtual Riot as he walks you through his favorite tips and tricks for making mind-bending electronic music. This course has no pre-recorded video content, only live, personalized instruction from the best in the business. Available both online and in-person, this course will break you through the creative barriers that have kept your music from becoming what you hear in your imagination.

If you are still learning the Ableton software, please first complete our Ableton Live Course.

What Our Students Have To Say

Joshua Tolund (Motiz)

Motiz was already an experienced producer but wanted to get deeper into effects and sound design.

Mike Rieckenberg (Specks)

After one year, Specks is putting out finished, professional albums. “Slam is like hanging out with your best friend.”

Julie Thoreen

Julie talks about her creative process that she found in the Sound Design Program, and learning to find her sound.

Ben Gardner (Bolo)

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

Maggie Schultesis (Magnetik)

Getting that immediate feedback from instructors and classmates was a highlight for Magnetik during her time in class!


Rex was looking for a way to build connections while he learned, and a place he could make his own.

Ali Coyle (DJ Ali D)

DJ Ali D had always wanted to learn to DJ, ever since she was a kid. She found Slam and was able to turn that into a reality.

Mike Johnson (Michaelton)

Michaelton came to us after completing a traditional college music education. Hear what he has to say about the differences.

Jacob Butler

Check out student Jacob Butler talking about his experience in the Ableton Program, and his “Break-through A-Ha” moment.

Patrick Caye (Verum)

Check out Verum talking about his musical journey, finding confidence in his skills and a home at Slam Academy.

Renne Knott (Xeela)

After taking our program and learning some workflows and filling in those gaps, Xeela is finishing tunes and growing at a quicker pace!

Jason Soderlund

Jason is a guitar player who came to Sound Design to explore ways to extend his guitar techniques.

Alex (Moonshine)

Moonshine found a sense of community waiting for him on campus when he stepped through the door.

Michael Evalds

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

Katie (K80)

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




Virtual Riot is one of the most sought-after producers worldwide and is considered one of the most popular representatives of the dubstep scene. He is known for his unique productions and intense and elaborately produced shows. He is a global touring artist performing at the biggest festivals in the world such as EDC, Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lost Lands, Rampage, Bassrush and many more.


  • Instant access to course materials online
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • 3 hours weekly class time online or in-person
  • 12 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
  • Check out all the additional member benefits!


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


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


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