Ableton Live Online Program

Master Ableton Live with the world’s leading producers without leaving home.

Ableton Live is the premier production and performance software on the market. 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.


This is a Slam Academy Interactive Online Class. Students will have access to our entire library of Ableton Online class material, as well as optional face-to-face live video chat.

This program is the most rigorous training we offer in Live. It is a comprehensive and systematic approach from the ground up, designed for the most dedicated Live students. This sequence takes the novice producer through the most advanced content and cutting-edge techniques, equipping you with all the tools you will need to be a professional Live user.

Always On – Start Anytime

The Slam Academy Online Programs are available to start whenever you like. Once you enroll, you will immediately have access to over 100 hours of video, projects, session files, and more. In addition, every week there is multiple live session where students can interact face-to-face with their instructor and fellow students in an interactive video chat room.

How does it work?

Once a student registers for the Ableton Online Program, they will be given access to their own custom portal page. On it, they will have access to all of the class files, separated into 8 different “units”. From there, the student can go at their own pace. We recommend that this content should take 6-months to complete, as it does in our in-person classes.

If the student has selected the Live Chat version of the class, they will also see in their portal a link to access to the Live Chat. Students are welcome to access the chat at any time and talk to each other about what they are working on. The instructor will have hours posted for when they will be in the room as well.


Program Overview

  • Level 1: Orientation and Interface Navigation

    Topics: Navigation, Clip Basics, Signal Flow, Recording to Arrange, Timeline Functions, Automation Details, The Control Bar, The Preferences and Browser, The Groove Pool

  • Level 2: Sequencing and Recording

    Topics: Audio Recording Basics, MIDI Programming Basics, Resampling, Anchors and Commands, Warp Modes, Granulation and Envelopes, Session Jamming, Arrangement Tracking, Overdubbing and Comping

  • Level 3: Arranging and Editing

    Topics: Arranging Basics, Real Time Session Recording, Overdubbing and the Loop Brace, Timeline Commands, Using Locators, Time Signature Changes, Composition Techniques, Generative Tools, Professional Arrangements

  • Level 4: Controllers and Instruments

    Topics: Connecting Controllers, Connecting Instruments, Connecting Hardware, Push Interface and Pads, Control Section, Control Section II, Songwriting with Push, Mixing and APC, Sampling and Looping

  • Level 5: Synthesis and Sampling

    Topics: Subtractive Synthesis, FM Synthesis, Physical Modeling Synthesis, Sampling with Impulse, Sampling with Simpler, Sampling with Sampler, The Racks Interface, Zone Configurations, Macro Mappings

  • Level 6: Effects Processing

    Topics: The 3 “Ds” of Sound, Combining Dimensions, Basic Effect Rack Ideas, Distortion, The Various Models, Other Forms of Distortion, Parallel Processing, Spectral Processing, Performance Racks

  • Level 7: Performance

    Topics: Advanced Warping, Performance Rack Integration, Controller Customizations, MIDI Instrument Integration, Effects Processing and Resampling, Return and Master Track Configurations, Monitoring for Performance, Latency Management, Performance and Improvisation

  • Level 8: Mixing and Mastering

    Topics: Advanced Warping, Performance Rack Integration, Controller Customizations, MIDI Instrument Integration, Effects Processing and Resampling, Return and Master Track Configurations, Monitoring for Performance, Latency Management, Performance, and Improvisation

What does a live session look like?

A lot of students ask us how an interactive session works. Each student logs in from wherever they are in the world, and can optionally show their computer’s camera and microphone (so we can see each other!) The teacher starts the session with an open question session, followed by a lecture/demonstration on the lesson of the week. Just like in real life, anyone can chime in and ask questions as they come up. Following the lesson, another free-form question and answer session happens before adjourning for the week.


Register with Live Chat for only $189/Month*

Register without Live Chat for only $159/Month*

Instant Access Pass* – a monthly subscription to our video library (non-program videos)
Interactive* – weekly check-ins with the Instructor during their online office hours & feedback on level projects

Online programs are subscription-based
$214/month – with Interactive + with Instant Access Pass
$189/month – with Interactive, without Instant Access Pass
$184/month – without Interactive, with Instant Access Pass
$159/month – without Interactive + without Instant Access Pass

*All online programs can be taken with or without Interactive live chat with, and level project feedback from, the instructor & with or without Instant Access Pass

To enroll in the Ableton Live Online Program, purchase below. This price includes all the required classes, at a significant discount from buying them individually.  

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions. You will receive your login and password information shortly after registering and can get started right away.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Admission to all Ableton Live Online Program Classes
    • Interactive: Weekly feedback on tracks and projects during class Lab Time
    • Interactive: Feedback on midway and final projects from Slam Teachers and Guest Artists
  • Discounted Instant Access Pass (access to complete non-program online video library)


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