ABLETON LIVE : PRO

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Go deeper into Ableton’s production capabilities while producing a new track. Use sampling for rich, authentic sounds, introduce performance techniques into your production workflow, and learn methods for keeping a song fresh through out.Specialise in a genre of your choice [House / Techno / Electro / Progressive / Dubstep / Trance / Psychedelic]. Customise the sounds you’ve been using, craft a better mix with new processing ideas, and improve your individual parts with innovative MIDI effects. Finish it with a final mix-down and master it.

• Your role as a mixing engineer
• Introduction to a mixdown
• Advanced EQ/Compression
• Introduction to techniques such as M/S, Parallel/NY Compression with Melda, Waves, Brainworx etc

• Making your own kicks, drums from scratch
• Making your own perfect drum kits from samples
• Creating fills and changes

• Transient shaping with SPL Transient Designer
• Advanced sound shaping techniques with the Soundtoys bundle
• Advanced LFO based side-chains/FX

• Making your own Audio Effect/Instrument Racks
• Macros and Macro Mapping
• Making your own FX Chains
• How to go about using the Key Zone Editor, Velocity Zone Editor and Chain Select Editor

• Advanced randomisation as a tool to come up with ideas
• Advanced Groove and Groove Pool manipulation
• Advanced Warping techniques viz. Re-pitch, Textures, Complex, etc.

• Practical and creative uses of MIDI Effects
• Seamless looping of pads, FX, etc with Sampler
• Using Send/Return FX to create shimmer and ripple
• Making your own transitional FX viz. Risers, Noise Sweeps, Snare Rolls, etc.
• Advanced techniques with Delays, Reverbs, etc. (Valhalla, Replika, Echoboy, Altiverb, etc)

• Using Sugar Bytes plugins viz. Effectrix, Turnado, etc
• Using MIDI triggered FX plugins
• Using vocals and chops from various sources

• Introduction to Reaktor Ensembles & Blocks
• Introduction to sound synthesis with Serum, Omnisphere, Spire, Sylenth, etc

• Remix: Various ways of approaching the original
• Remix: Identifying key elements of the original
• Remix: Applying your signature style
• Remix: Using stems from the original in creative ways within Simpler/Sampler

• Genre specialisation techniques
• Making and exporting stems of your own songs
• Standards for sending tracks to a mastering engineer

To be able to mix and master your track by yourself, to be able to mix your music down to an industry standard, to understand the various plugins and tools which can help you achieve the same. To have the genre of your choice mastered in terms of arrangement, tonality, technique and mixing
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.