Introduction To Ableton Live

LEARN TO SAMPLE, RECORD & MIX

Ready to make your own music? This introduction to Ableton Live gives you a solid start, getting you creating and performing your own tracks in no time. It’s perfect for beginners and hobbyists looking to have fun and get creative with electronic music production. And it’s totally online, and completely flexible.

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LEARN ABLETON LIVE ONLINE

You’ll learn how to compose, sample, record, mix and master, as well as get to grips with all that Ableton Live has to offer. Whatever the style or genre you love, pick up essential skills, build your confidence and make music you can be proud of. You can even create your own effects and instruments for a truly unique sound

Elevate is an Ableton Certified Training Centre, so we’re well placed to get you started with the powerful Ableton Live platform. This course is perfect for beginners interested in electronic music, both for performances, a career or just for fun! From composing tracks, to sampling and recording, arranging and mastering – this could will leave you confident in how to access a wealth of features that the platform offers.

Best of all, learn and explore at your own pace, and even access your modules afterwards to further finesse your sound. Experiment, produce and even perform — with this introductory course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to take your passion or project further.

On this course you’ll be using Ableton Live, download your free 90-day trial copy here:

Only £20

Taught by a Ableton Certified Trainer

  • 29 Unique lessons across 6 packed modules
  • Created by practicing industry experts
  • Learn at you own pace in your own time
  • HD video industry insider hints & tips
  • Immersive interactive learning features
  • Certificate on completion
  • Downloadable lesson guides
  • Lifetime access
  • Mobile friendly platform
  • Access to a live session masterclass
  • Learn to be a Music Producer

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Modules in this course

Our online Ableton live course is packed full of HD video lessons,
suggested tasks and industry insider hints and tips.

1
Introduction to Music Production With Ableton Live

Our Ableton Live course is suitable for beginners, and it will give you extensive information about how to make amazing music. You’ll first learn the basics, from opening and understanding the workspace, to the many instruments and samplers at your disposal. You’ll also touch on how to record and ways to use audio effects, with rich tutorials and video lessons to dip into as you go. This module is all about helping you get to grips with the music and audio interface so no prior knowledge is required - just a willingness to learn and build Ableton Live skills.

2
Working With Clips

Next, you’ll find out how to record your very own jams, as well as how to clip your audio and export your file once your work’s completed. You’ll also learn about a key technique of music production: warping, which helps with adjusting the timing and pace of your recordings. When you work with MIDI clips, you'll be able to take your musical ideas to new levels, by using the software for editing audio and streamlining the production process.

3
Learn How to Create Patterns

You’re now halfway through your course, and ready to take on instruments and beats. Making music has never been more fun with Ableton Live, and the sheer selection of software instruments gives you access to a broad range of musical styles to experiment with. Explore drum beats, lead and harmonic instruments, and how to create impressive basslines to take your music further.

4
Audio Effects

Looking to add effects to your music? This module explains how, helping your music feel dynamic and alive. You’ll learn about aspects like reverb and delay, discover how to layer sounds, and even experiment with building your own instruments and effects through Max for Live.

5
Sound Design Basics

You’re almost at the end of your six-week course. In this module, you’ll develop what you’ve learnt about layering, get to grips with the Simpler sampler instrument for splicing audio, and begin to dabble in synthesisers.

6
Sound & Song Arrangement

Your final module is all about creating and arranging your own song, where you’ll put all you’ve learnt into practice, and pick up a few more key skills. You’ll journey through mixing, adjusting EQ, rendering your file, and mastering your polished piece across different sound systems. Upon completion, you'll be able to demonstrate your competence as a music producer or even progress onto other courses and become an Ableton Certified Trainer.

  • Introduction to Ableton Live
    1
    Introduction to Music Production With Ableton Live

    Our Ableton Live course is suitable for beginners, and it will give you extensive information about how to make amazing music. You’ll first learn the basics, from opening and understanding the workspace, to the many instruments and samplers at your disposal. You’ll also touch on how to record and ways to use audio effects, with rich tutorials and video lessons to dip into as you go. This module is all about helping you get to grips with the music and audio interface so no prior knowledge is required - just a willingness to learn and build Ableton Live skills.

    2
    Working With Clips

    Next, you’ll find out how to record your very own jams, as well as how to clip your audio and export your file once your work’s completed. You’ll also learn about a key technique of music production: warping, which helps with adjusting the timing and pace of your recordings. When you work with MIDI clips, you'll be able to take your musical ideas to new levels, by using the software for editing audio and streamlining the production process.

    3
    Learn How to Create Patterns

    You’re now halfway through your course, and ready to take on instruments and beats. Making music has never been more fun with Ableton Live, and the sheer selection of software instruments gives you access to a broad range of musical styles to experiment with. Explore drum beats, lead and harmonic instruments, and how to create impressive basslines to take your music further.

    4
    Audio Effects

    Looking to add effects to your music? This module explains how, helping your music feel dynamic and alive. You’ll learn about aspects like reverb and delay, discover how to layer sounds, and even experiment with building your own instruments and effects through Max for Live.

    5
    Sound Design Basics

    You’re almost at the end of your six-week course. In this module, you’ll develop what you’ve learnt about layering, get to grips with the Simpler sampler instrument for splicing audio, and begin to dabble in synthesisers.

    6
    Sound & Song Arrangement

    Your final module is all about creating and arranging your own song, where you’ll put all you’ve learnt into practice, and pick up a few more key skills. You’ll journey through mixing, adjusting EQ, rendering your file, and mastering your polished piece across different sound systems. Upon completion, you'll be able to demonstrate your competence as a music producer or even progress onto other courses and become an Ableton Certified Trainer.

Here what our students say

Gertrude V.

Introduction to Ableton Live

“Really helping me understand what I’m doing on ableton! I am still going back to it as it was easy to follow but I wanted to do it with my own ableton at home! I plan to use what I learn for my performances later this year!!”

Evie-Mae J.

Introduction to Ableton Live

“This was great! Lots of useful tips and insights into features and shortcuts, my producing has really excelerated.”

Seth C.

Introduction to Ableton Live

“An amazing course for complete beginners who want to get familiar with the essentials of Ableton, music theory and songwriting.”

Other online music production courses

Thinking about this online music course?

  • IS THIS A MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE?

    Yes, you’ll learn the basics of one of the most popular music production software products in the world – Ableton Live. Once you complete this course, you’ll be equipped with an impressive toolkit to write and produce your own electronic music using the programme.

  • IS THIS AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE?

    Yes. You’ll be guided to discover the basics of the Ableton Live software and will pick up tips and tricks along the way to help you navigate the program’s features and benefits. The course content goes into detail about how to use Ableton Live, and teaches you some valuable audio recording techniques.

  • WILL I HAVE TASKS TO COMPLETE IN THIS COURSE?

    Yes. The course includes many optional tasks for you to complete, if you choose to do so. The tasks reinforce some of the techniques you’ll learn in the modules you study, so it's important to complete them all.

  • WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?

    To study this course, you’ll need an Ableton Live subscription and the software already installed on your computer, you can download your free trial here .https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I SIGN UP FOR AN ELEVATE COURSE?

    Expect something highly engaging! Elevate courses are packed full of interactive immersive activities. You’ll have access to video and written lessons, and will use diagrams, case studies and insider hints and tips in your studies. Once you’ve completed an Elevate course, you’ll have lifetime access to all information shared, meaning you can revisit your course materials whenever you like.

  • WHEN CAN I BEGIN MY COURSE?

    You can start whenever you’re ready! Elevate courses are accessed on demand, so you can start and pause your learning at any time. There are no deadlines to begin or complete your course by, so you can progress your studies when it suits you. All course materials are yours to keep, so you can take the course again further down the track if you’d like.

  • WHAT KIND OF DEVICE DO I NEED?

    To study an Elevate course, you just need to bring an inquisitive mind.  You can easily complete your course on any mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

  • DO I RECEIVE ANY DISCOUNTS AS AN ELEVATE STUDENT?

    Yes. We work with a range of industry partners to provide Elevate students like yourself with discounted software to support your learning journey. Your courses will include links to discounts, where relevant.

  • WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY COURSE?

    If you have any questions about your course, please send an email to hello@icmp-elevate.com.  We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours – if not sooner! You can also call our admissions team on 020 7328 0222

  • WHAT DO I RECEIVE WHEN I FINISH MY COURSE?

    Once you’ve completed all your course lessons, you’ll be awarded a certificate found on your dashboard page, which you can download and share.

  • DO I REALLY GET LIFETIME ACCESS?

    Yes – you absolutely do! Elevate courses are designed to be revisited, so you can reuse the course material to practice, develop and continue to improve. As long as you have an account with us, you’ll have access to all the courses you’ve purchased.

  • HOW CAN I PAY FOR A COURSE?

    We offer a range of payment methods for your course, including PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay. You can even use PayPal credit to spread your payments.

  • CAN I BUNDLE COURSES TOGETHER?

    Yes. In fact, many of our courses are designed to be taken together as a bundle, allowing you to progress your skill level in a particular area from beginner to intermediate. Explore our Elevate bundle offers to find your perfect course bundle.

Meet your tutor Marcello Ruggiu

Marcello Ruggiu

This course has been developed by ICMP Music Production tutor Marcello Ruggiu – a fully qualified Ableton Certified Trainer. Marcello has been making electronic music since he was a teenager in his bedroom with his Yamaha sequencer, drum kit and computer. He’s managed and operated recording studios in both the UK and Italy across his esteemed career.

Marcello is an expert at using Ableton Live in his electronic music production both at home and in the club, where he performs under the name ‘Amousement’. He runs regular CRUX audio/visual nights across London and has recently published an Ableton guidebook sharing the tips, tricks and expertise he’s gained over the past decade as an Ableton trainer.

When I started out as a producer many years ago, I relied on teaching myself as I went, without any additional guidance. I wanted to create a course that aims to answer some of the questions I had when I began my career and support you to be the best producers you can be.

Practical experience is key! So I have designed this course with many tips and tricks to help you discover an effective workflow through practice and experimentation.”

See what our production students say

Worth every little penny

Rated 5 out of 5

I really like how well structured and easy to follow these lesson are, never getting boring at all. Ableton is providing soooo much features which now really gets accessible once understanding how things work. This training is worth every little penny!

Gatus N.

Great course indeed

Rated 5 out of 5

This was a great course indeed and thank you! I really learnt a lot. Super keen to continue my work with Ableton.

Miles D.

Just great

Rated 5 out of 5

This class was fantastic. I switched to Ableton after using FL Studio for 10 years. Since the workflow is vastly different, I felt like my lack of knowledge with Ableton software was holding me back. I opted to take this class and it did not disappoint. It has provided a fantastic intro into the software. I came into the class hoping to learn the software quickly and I got exactly what I wanted out of it and then some.

Vincent M.

Flexible payment method

We accept payments via Credit Card, PayPal, Google Pay and Apple Pay. You can even spread your payments using PayPal Credit.

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Introduction To Ableton Live

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