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Weekly Project Feedback

Get weekly feedback on your tracks during class and lab time, as well as lifetime access to our community of music makers on Discord!
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Get 5 HOURS PER WEEK of contact time with experts, either in a classroom or hands-on lab environment.
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Ableton Certified Training

Learn from lessons created by Ableton Certified Trainers where ever single aspect of Live is unearthed, and learn how you can use it to create your own sound.

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.

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Alden Groves (Evoke)

Boasting more than a decade of music production, education, and performance, Alden Groves (AKA Evoke) is known for his ability to work in a multitude of styles. From Bass Music to Pop to Hip-Hop, his versatility reflects a deep and nuanced understanding of modern music, regardless of genre.
Alden Groves has been working in music for over a decade as a producer, songwriter,...

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Tom Brennan (Keota)

Based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Tom Brennan, (Keota), is one of the most versatile and prolific producers in the growing electronic music scene, excelling in genres like garage, dubstep, neurohop, halftime and experimental. His music has been featured on playlists by labels such as Wonk#ay Records, alongside artists like Kursa, Seppa, Chrizpy Chris, Audio Gutter, Samurai Breaks, and more. He has also...

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John Schmulowtiz (Prismatic)

Stepping into the electronic music scene in 2013 with his debut EP “Ab Initio”, Prismatic has since been making waves with his hair raising sound design and pristine productions. Having worked with and shared the stage with artists such as Au5, Fractal, Savant, Dubscribe, Ill gates, Jphelpz, Virtual Riot, Spag Heddy, G Jones, Eprom, Tisoki, Atliens, Hi Im Ghost, and Trivecta, Prismatic’s prolific and diverse style...

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Bill Day (Mr. Bill)

Mr. Bill has been a leader in the audio production world for years. Beyond producing dazzlingly intricate originals, remixes, and collaborations with other stars of the industry, his eagerness to share his massive library of technical know-how has made him just as sought-after for studio work as he is for highly energetic and crowd-pleasing live performances.

Ableton Live Curriculum

  • 1: The Ableton Live Interface [Wks1-3]

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    Create your own original music sketches...
  • 2: Sequencing and Recording [4-6]

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    Create your own original sequences using...
  • 3: Arranging and Editing [7-9]

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    Create intricate changes, drops, break-...
  • 4: Effects Processing [10-12]

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    Turn your electronic music into something...
  • 5: Synthesis and Sampling [13-15]

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    Create your own original sounds from...
  • 6: Controllers and Instruments [16-18]

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    Add more human control to your music by...
  • 7: Mixing and Mastering [19-21]

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    Push your original songs onto the world...
  • 8: Performance with Ableton Live [22-24]

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    Play your own original songs live in front of...

Sound Design Curriculum

  • 1: Analog and Subtractive Synthesis [1-4]

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    Become familiar with the history and origins...
  • 2: Advanced Modulation [5-8]

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    We will begin this level still in the Analog...
  • 3: Effects Processing [9-12]

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    For this level, we will begin with the...
  • 4: Sampling [13-16]

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    For this level we learn the art of sampling,...
  • 5: Advanced Synthesis [17-20]

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    For this level, we will be covering a variety...
  • 6: Distortion and Mastering [21-24]

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    Learn to finalize the creation of world class...

In the Sound Design Program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. From huge growly basses to laser-focused leads to punchy drums - Sound Design is the thing your tracks are missing to make them unique and memorable. After this class, you will have tracks that no one else can even dream of.

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

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.

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, Mix, and Master

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

Testimonals

  • For people like me, who care about creating amazing music more than just about anything else in their lives, Slam Academy is that secret sauce that you've always wanted, but never knew you needed. A place that people who truly want to become experts at music production can call home. Not only will you be given all the tools and techniques you need to make dope music, but you will be surrounded by so many like-minded individuals that you just can't help but get better.

  • I've learned a s***load from the videos on the website and the interactive sessions are great! I guess it would take me years of fiddling to find out some of the stuff - it's really helpful. You've touched on a lot of stuff where I get stuck in production, I feel this is gonna explode my workflow. Just wanted to say a million thanks, looking forward to the next class!

  • Bionik's [Instructor Stefon Taylor's] theories on creativity and songwriting have affected my work and I feel that I have "upgraded" as a musician because of them.  The other students in the class ranged from little studio knowledge to accomplished musician and I know everyone was able to connect, engage, and ultimately develop a solid mental concept for how to approach recording.

  • It has not only given me the skill to confidently use Ableton, along the way, my ears have been developing, I\'ve also learned about music theory, audio physics, synthesis, electronic music history and other mind-blowing subjects, and of course, I\'ve learned how music is produced with the highest quality standards. In just 6 months I got from feeling lost within the software to move around it like only I had seen pro\'s doing it.

  • I would like to express what a profoundly constructive, transformative force Slam Academy has been for my life to this point. Slam and its staff have provided me with the tools of the trade, several skilled pairs of guiding hands in the process of learning to use them, and myriad opportunities for creative exchange and collaboration. More fundamentally, you have shared your temple with me and given me a place to call home.

  • Slam Academy really made it real for me, and I wouldn't be there without the things you showed me...you really helped me step it up to the next level.  Just wanted you to know that I appreciate you and what you did for me.

Interested in this program? Contact a Slam Academy Representative