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Our Interactive Online 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.

What will I learn in this Course?

  • Mastering of Ableton Live
  • Producing and Recording in Ableton Live
  • Effecient Workflows for Production
  • Fundamental and Advanced concepts in Synthesis and Sound Design
  • Using Effects and Instrument
  • Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

About the Instructors

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater.

He currently is an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and is the CEO and co-founder of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Course Outline

  • Overview
    • Class Documentation 
    • Online Labs
  • Level 1 / Class 1
    • Level 1: Interface Navigation
    • Level 1, Class 1: The Session View
  • Level 1 / Class 2
    • The Preferences and Intro to Recording
  • Level 1 / Class 3
    • Other Windows, Automation, & Groove Pool
    • Level 1 Project Details
  • Level 2 / Class 1
    • Sequencing and Recording
    • Introduction to Sequencing and Recording
    • Recording in Live
  • Level 2 / Class 2
    • Warping Audio in Live
  • Level 2 / Class 3
    • Recording Workflows
    • Level 2 Project Details
  • Level 3 / Class 1
    • Level 3: Arranging and Editing
    • Level 3 Introduction
    • The Arrangement View
  • Level 3 / Class 2
    • Session View Techniques & File Management
  • Level 3 / Class 3
    • Songwriting Techniques & Racks Introduction
    • Level 3 Final Project Details
  • Level 4 / Class 1
    • Level 4: Effects Processing
    • Intro to Effects Processing
    • Effects Processing Fundamentals
  • Level 4 / Class 2
    • Coloration and Distortion
  • Level 4 / Class 3
    • Dynamic Effects and Processing Workflows
    • Level 4 Project Details
  • Level 5 / Class 1
    • Level 5: Synthesis and Sampling
    • Intro to Synthesis and Sampling
    • Synthesis
  • Level 5 / Class 2
    • Sampling
  • Level 5 / Class 3
    • Workflows and Advanced Techniques
    • Level 5 Project Details
  • Level 6 / Class 1
    • Level 6 – Controllers and Instruments
    • Intro to Controllers and Instruments
    • MIDI Effects, Routing, and External Hardware
  • Level 6 / Class 2
    • Using MIDI Control Surfaces with Live
  • Level 6 / Class 3
    • Control Surface Workflows
    • Level 6 Project Details
  • Level 7 / Class 1
    • Level 7: Mixing and Mastering
    • Intro to Mixing and Mastering
    • Mixing Fundamentals
  • Level 7 / Class 2
    • Imaging and Mixdown
  • Level 7 / Class 3
    • Mastering
    • Level 7 Project Details
  • Level 8: Performance
    • Level 8: Performance
    • Intro to Live Performance
    • The DJ Layout
  • Level 8 / Class 2
    • The Liveset Layout
  • Level 8/ Class 3
    • More on Live Performance
    • Level 8 Project Details

Course Information

Course Instructors

Jay Allen Author

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. He currently is an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and is the CEO and co-founder of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

James Patrick Author

James Patrick is a Minneapolis-based DJ and music producer, entrepreneur, and educator with over 20 years of professional experience performing at and directing electronic music events. After more than a decade of teaching synthesis and sound design at various institutions, in 2012 James cofounded Slam Academy, an Electronic Music School and Ableton Certified Training Center.

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Overview

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Level 2 / Class 1

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Level 4 / Class 1

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Level 5 / Class 1

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Level 7 / Class 1

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Level 8: Performance

Level 8 / Class 2

Level 8/ Class 3

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