Q: What material is covered in this course?
A: You will learn first the basics, and then in depth the most powerful tools Ableton Live 9 offers. This includes but is not limited to; the user interface, routing, synthesis, sampling, programming beats, recording, effects, mixing, arranging and file organization. You will learn workflow techniques and a mindset that will enable you to continue growing musically even after the course is finished. As well as some basic music theory and practice techniques for strengthening your skills as a composer/musician. Please refer to the syllabus for the course in full detail.
We also address deeper and more challenging aspects around arranging a full piece, breaking through creative resistance, how to go beyond just making loops, how to create an emotional impact, and creating music that has meaning to you and moves people.
Q: What prerequisite skills do I need to take this course?
A: None! Other than a desire to learn. This course is designed to take you from complete beginner, to finishing tracks.
Q: What gear or setup do I need to take this course?
A: Primarily, a laptop capable of running Ableton Live 9 smoothly, a decent set of speakers or headphones, and Ableton Live 9 Suite.
Additionally, an audio interface, monitoring speakers, and MIDI controller would be beneficial, but they aren’t necessary at this point. We started with inherited laptop speakers from friends. The important thing is not the gear, but that you start.
Q: How long is the course?
A: Averaging 6 hours of work per week, the course should take about 5 weeks to complete, but you can complete it at your own pace.
Q: Is the course refundable?
A: Yes. We know that life happens, therefore, if something comes up or, we offer a 14 day money back guarantee from the day you purchased the course. Additionally, if you find that this course isn’t right for you, we offer a 110% money back satisfaction guarantee.
Q: I am unable to play audio/video. Help!
A: Course content is best viewed on the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Try accessing the course through the latest version of any of these browsers and contact us via email if the problem persists.
Q: How do I open the Live Packs?
A: Each live pack is located in the Intro section of its relevant module. To install the live pack:
- Download the .zip file from the link in the intro section of the module (if there is no link, then there is no live pack for that module).
- Unzip the file in your computer and open the enclosed folder.
- Open the .alp file and select where you would like to install the live pack. We recommend creating a folder where you can install all the live packs. It’s handy having them in one place.
- Once installed, there will be a project folder in your chosen location. Double click the .als file within to open the session.