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Ableton 301DJ – Advanced DJ & Live Performance Techniques

£200 (1-day: Saturday)

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This 1-day advanced course aims to give you the skills and confidence to use Ableton to perform your music or DJ sets live. Ableton As well as learning to correctly set up and configure your equipment you will also learn performance power tips and tricks which will help you to drive your fans wild!



This hands-on class is aimed at musicians and DJ’s wishing to use Ableton to perform their tracks live.Whether you plan to live loop vocals and real instruments live on stage or drop phat beats at a rave,this course will put you firmly in control.


Topics CoveredAbleton Live Courses in London

• Building Performance Templates

• Live Effects & Dynamics

• Recording Overdubs

• Live Looping

• Looping Techniques

• Advanced Warping (entire tracks)

• Capturing and Sequencing Your Performance

• Accapellas & Mash Ups

• Controller Set Up & Performance Options



This advanced course is designed to follow on from our Ableton Live 101: Production & Live Performance Essentials course. We therefore strongly recommend that you have completed the 101 before enrolling on the 301DJ. If you wish to skip the Ableton 101 then please ensure you are proficient in the areas outlined in the 101 course description.


Take a Bundle and Save Money

Save money by taking one of our following Ableton bundles:

1) Ableton Live Complete (101, 301DJ & 301MP): £740 (save £40)

2) Ableton Advanced (301DJ & 301MP): £380 (save £20)

Why use Ableton for DJing and live performance, in class demo, industry overview.

Building DJ set templates, recommended effects patches, set layout, customising Session view, set zoom, colours and skins, MIDI Mapping controls for DJ sets, MIDI controller focus.

Advanced Warping techniques “getting it tight!” Warping entire tracks, tricks, tips, do’s and don’ts, Live’s Warping modes, building up the layers, Warping beats, Warping other sounds and using additional clips as DJ tools, efficient use of Live’s browser.

Setting Loops and mix points within tracks and clips, loop length tricks and tips, splitting up a track in Arrange View and consolidation into Session View, preparation for live performance, loop/clip organisation within a Live set.

Sends, Returns and Inserts; knowing the difference and when to use them, stacking devices, making custom racks and saving custom presets, setting and using Macro Controls and midi mapping effects efficiently

Sequencing DJ mixes in arrange view, adding effects, overdubs, layers and sound textures via additional clips, editing track arrangement to suit your mix, using loops and samples within a DJ mix, automating your effects devices Sends and Inserts in Arrange View efficiently.

Exporting DJ mixes, options and file formats, DIY mastering in Live, mastering EQ and compression, other tools for mix presentation (iTunes tagging, Mixcloud and Soundcloud)

Warping anything, making edits and re-edits, breathing life into older tracks in Live, using acapellas and vocals to create remixes and mash up, Warping techniques and essential dos and don’ts.


Midi mapping, controller set up and performance options, performance templates DJing Live with Ableton in Session View, set up, essential connections, general set workflow.

Final listening session, student mixes, course work and/or online mixes, getting out there, building a DJ profile, tips on getting yourself noticed and networking within today’s music industry.

Alchemea are a Certified Ableton Live Training Centre. This should give you the confidence that our courses have been developed and will be delivered to a very high standard. While Ableton itself does not not provide an official qualification you will receive a certificate of completion from Alchemea to show that you have attended this course.

Marcello Ruggiu Ableton Certified Trainer
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Oscar Pablos Salazar Ableton Live Trainer
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Short courses at Alchemea usually run from 10am - 6pm each day.
It is advisable to bring a notepad and a pen to take notes during the course. Everything else will be provided for you!
This venue for this course it at our Windsor Centre facility in Islington.

Alchemea College, The Windsor Centre, 15 - 29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
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You will find the pre-requisites for this course over on the overview tab of this course page.
For short courses you can now apply & pay course fees online via the Dates/Apply tab above. Alternatively you can call 020 7359 3986 or email info@alchemea.com to begin the enrolment process.
It was a very comprehensive music production course and I feel like I know the software very well. The instructor was professional, he certainly knows his software in and out and took time to explain it well including the instruments and effects in detail. He also gave us his personal layout, tricks and pointers while creating projects and mixing and mastering tips using Live. I have benefited a lot from these two days studying with Marcello, I found him very professional and a confident instructor and has a great enthusiasm while teaching. Varun Sharma, Ableton Advanced Weekend
The course and tutor were really good, I learned so much in the 2 days. I'm definitely going to enroll on the advanced ableton courses! Ricardo Kevin Thomas, Ableton 101, 2013
"Alchemea's Ableton Live has allowed me to get my head around the new possibilities of more than just Djing. Reasonably easy to understand and friendly atmosphere!!" DJ Pathaan, Ableton Live 101: 2008
"Absolutely wikked Ableton Live course, it was fun and interesting at the same time. Surroundings and tutor were great. A big shout for Alchemea. See you again soon." Sanjeev Bhardwaj (Sanj - Technical Manager f a b r i c ), Ableton Live 101: 2008
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