ABLETON LIVE : BEGINNER

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Learn the fundamentals of Ableton Live by producing a series of musical sketches. Learn how to create beats, bass lines and melodies with MIDI instruments. Start discovering the potential of this versatile studio production tool.Get grounded with Ableton Live by producing an original song. Improve your individual parts using MIDI instruments and effects. Begin using automation to make a more dynamic mix.

• Your role as a producer
• Critical listening and identifying frequencies
• Counting Bars/Beats/Time
• System optimisation
• Introduction to the Ableton interface

• Workflow with Session View
• Fundamental building blocks of music viz. Rhythm, Bass, Melody, Harmony
• What is MIDI?
• Introduction to Clips + Scenes
• Introduction to Key + MIDI Mapping
• Using built-in presets for Audio Effects + Instruments
• Programming 3-4 different types of rhythms using built-in drum kits
• Introduction to music theory with minor/major scales

• Introduction to the Piano Roll A.K.A. MIDI Note Editor
• Roles, purposes and possibilities for different drum sounds
• Program few types of rhythms to help understand interactivity between drum elements
• Velocity + Note Length
• Mod Wheel + Pitch Bend
• Other MIDI functions

• Introduction to VST + AU Plugins
• Finding atmospheric beds to layer upon
• Programming Bass + Lead Lines
• Workflow of Recording Sounds From Plugins

• Mixer and Signal Flow
• Introduction to Audio Effects
• Introduction to EE + Compression
• Introduction to ADSR + LFO + Modulators

• Recording ideas into the Arrangement View
• Editing in the Arrangement View
• Various forms of Transitional FX + Sounds
• Introduction to MIDI Effects

• Introduction to Automation
• Automation as a tool to make a song or section come alive
• Introduction to Orchestration For Electronic Music
• Introduction to Push 2

• Creative use of Audio Effects
• Basic Sampling using Simpler from found sounds/full songs
• Basics of Warping and Audio Clip Manipulation

• Introduction to Max For Live
• Treatment process for sounds
• Arranging + Exporting a full song

To be able to comprehend the software’s interface and it’s intricate functionality perfectly, having a fair understanding of the various in built instruments, effects and parameters, understanding the different elements and tools used to mix your music down, to be able to finish your first track.
Equipment

• Pioneer CDJ-900

• Denon SC3900 CD Player

• Denon X1600 DJ Mixer

• Native Instruments Kontrol X1 MK2 Controller

• Native Instruments Maschine

• Allen & Heath Xone K2 Controller

• Korg Monotribe Synthesizer

• Korg MicroKontrol MIDI Keyboard

• Tannoy Reveal 502 Monitors

• AIAIA TMA-2 Young Guru Headphones

• Nocs Audio NS900 Headphones

• 15” Apple MacBook Pro

• 32” Sony LCD TV

Softwares

• Ableton Live

• Logic X

• Mixed in Key

• Traktor DJ

• Sample Magic : Bloq

• Sonic Faction

• Sonic Charge

• Max For Cats

Is there an eligibility criteria for these courses ?
Being a creative course that’s hands on, there’s no academic grade requirements. Pretty sure you love music already, meeting all the requirements!
What are my timings ?
We offer weekday and weekend batches, all our modules are 40 hours in duration, split between 24 hours of practical / theory classes, 8 hours of group classes with students from other courses, and 8 dedicated hours with the trainers for individual clarification and practice. Classes are 2 hours each with 3 classes on alternate days for weekday and 2 classes on Saturday and Sunday for weekend batches, with a batch size of 2 for DJ courses and 4 for EMP courses.
What are the fee payment options ?
Fees can be paid in two easy instalments, which have to be completed during the tenure of the course. Students willing to pay the full fees can also avail a special discount.
When should I enrol ?
We have batches that start during the beginning and middle of the month, you can reserve your seat a month prior by paying a small fee that will be adjusted against your course fee at the time of joining.
Do you provide accommodation ?
We have established a network of homes and paying­guest accommodations suiting various budget and food requirements, our counsellors will be glad to assist you. However you may need to inform us a month prior to your arrival.
Do I need to invest in any gear or equipment ?
No. Our studio is well equipped with all the gear you need for work and practice, and we have endorsements with some of the best brands enabling discounts for students for their future requirements.
What happens after I finish the course ?
The DJ students get a practice session every week to further hone their skills, producers get additional 8 hours for a one on one with the faculty to show their work and receive critical feedback. When you’re ready with your finished work, we facilitate opportunities for our students to perform and release their music.
What are my career prospects with music ?
There are ample opportunities in this industry for those who strive to be original and creative, ranging from resident DJs to sound designers and audio mixing engineers. However like any other field, it takes consistent practice and experience to start making this into a viable living. Our counsellors will be glad to explain this in person depending on your area of interest with the music.
Why are the courses split into modules ?
This format ensures the most effective learning process, by keeping modules specific we are able to provide both practical and theory knowledge in­depth. We recommend a break after each course so the students can revise their lessons, show their work to the faculty and then proceed forward with the next module.
Do I get any course material ?
Students will be provided with a huge library of videos for their post course revision.
Do I get a certificate ?
All students will get a certificate of completion.
I have a question that isn’t listed here.
Please feel free to call or write to us we’ll be glad to assist you with anything that isn’t mentioned here!

4
Students

Improved learning experience with not more than 2 students per batch.

40
Hours

Practicals + Theory : 24 Hours
Group Classes : 8 Hours
Practice : 8 Hours

50%
Installment Option

Pay for each course in two easy installments.

Work from our students - During and After their courses.