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Ableton 301MP – Advanced Music Production Techniques

£200 (1 day)

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This 1-day advanced production course aims to help you take your Ableton track production to the next level. You will learn advanced techniques as well as power production tips and tricks that can help your music stand out from the crowd. This course also aims to speed up your creative workflow and help you to feel “at one” with Ableton Live. Audience This hands-on class is aimed at music producers, musicians and DJ’s wishing to learn Ableton Live’s advanced functions and relating production techniques. Whether you are an Ableton bedroom producer, industry professional or even an educator then you will find something in this course for you.

 

Topics CoveredAbleton Live Courses in London

• Working with Groove & Swing

• Advanced Editing

• Custome Devices and Rex Libraries

• Recording & Manipulating Vocals

• Advanced Effects

• Advanced Mixing Techniqes & Workflow

• Mastering in Live

• Getting Your Music Out There

 

Prerequisites

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 taken the 101 before enrolling on the 301MP. If you wish to skip the Ableton 101 then please ensure you are proficient in the areas outlined in the 101 course outline. Students are also expected to have a good general understanding of music technology. If in any doubt then you may wish to consider taking our 1-Day Introduction to Music Technology course.

 

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)

 

Once you have signed up to take an Ableton course at Alchemea you will be eligible to buy a discounted “educational” version of Ableton Live and Live Suite. For all intents and purposes this is exactly the same as the full boxed version. You can put these savings towards paying for training at Alchemea.

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTIONS AND COURSE AIMS
Multi genre beat making and advanced drum programming, editing beats in arrange view, layering drums and using the right effects to process drums and percussion, EQing drums and adding correct dynamic effects (compression, gates etc), programming percussion, capturing MIDI recordings and overdubbing percussive elements.

LESSON 2: WARP AND GROOVE
Live 9’s Groove Pool, understanding and adding groove, groove and swing amounts, extracting grooves from audio loops, advanced warping in Live 9, warp modes and creative warping techniques.

LESSON 3: ADVANCED EDITING
Clip duplication, clip envelope and warp marker variations, arrange view audio editing, glitches, fixed grid options, re-sampling and consolidating audio from Arrange View to Session View

LESSON 4: CUSTOM DEVICES AND WORKING WITH REX LIBRARIES
Extracting audio selections to Impulse, making and saving custom Impulse Kits and Drum Racks, saving all custom device patches, using the Slice to MIDI function techniques and templates, working and with REX files in Live 9

LESSON 5: VOCALS
Recording flash vocals, creating your own samples by way of audio editing and re-sampling, understanding and using Vocoder, Live 9’s audio effects and Effect Racks, custom Effect Racks and Macro Controls, MIDI and Key mapping.

LESSON 6: CREATIVE USE OF AUDIO EFFECTS IN LIVE 9
Getting inside the Beat Repeat and Frequency Shifter effects devices. Erosion and Filter Delay. Using Corpus, advanced automation, multi lane automation in arrange view and editing automation efficiently.

LESSON 7: LIVE 9 SUITE INSTRUMENTS
Advanced MIDI routing and using Rewire (Operator, Anolog, Tension, Electric, Collision). Using Simpler and Sampler, understanding filters and using LFOs creatively, sound synthesis and creating your own custom bass, lead, drums and sound textures.

LESSON 8: COMPOSITION AND TRACK ARRANGEMENT
Examples of track arrangements and critical listening exercise, covering key styles and genres. What makes a track great and how should you build yours. Recording live arrangements, fixed grid options

LESSON 9: FINISHING YOUR TUNE
Mixing down your track in Live 9, dynamic effects, understanding and using side chain compression, gates and using the Multiband Compressor, mix-down techniques, understanding mix structure, groups, mix effects and mix EQ, Live’s EQ Eight device

LESSON 10: DIY MASTERING TECHNIQUES IN LIVE 9
Export and file format options. Mastering templates and techniques, mastering EQ, compression and using limiters to add punch and presence to your tracks, referencing tracks, using the Spectrum device and understanding Dithering, mastering dos and don’ts

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.

 
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Because Alchemea is a "not for profit" organsiation ALL of our courses are exempt from VAT. Regardless of whether you are a business or an individual - you will not be charged VAT.
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.
 
"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

Choose from the course dates below and click 'add to cart' if you wish to apply & pay your course fees/deposit online. If you would like to enquire about different payment methods or anything else please email info@alchemea.com or use the 'Register Interest' button above.


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Course Code
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From: 10 January 2015
To: 10 January 2015
AB3MP-100115
10 Places Left
 
From: 04 April 2015
To: 04 April 2015
AB3MP-040415
10 Places Left
 
From: 13 June 2015
To: 13 June 2015
AB3MP-130615
10 Places Left
 
From: 03 October 2015
To: 03 October 2015
AB3MP-031015
10 Places Left
 
From: 12 December 2015
To: 12 December 2015
AB3MP-121215
10 Places Left

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