Advanced Ableton Live
Advanced Ableton Live:
This course is designed for anyone who is using Ableton Live but feels like they could do more. Known for its intuitive workflow and simplicity, Live can also be incredibly powerful. Explore its advanced feature set to create your own complex instrument and effects racks, add movement and character to your arrangements using Max for Live devices, and learn how to route audio and MIDI between various internal and external devices to be more of a ‘pro’ with Live. If you'd like to bring along Push (Ableton's own dedicated hardware controller) we can also show you how to make it a powerful addition to your studio or stage.
Mike Callander is an Ableton Certified Trainer, one of only approximately 200 people in the world to have been rigorously examined by the company and endorsed for their approach to using the software and for their teaching ability. He designed this course to challenge you to do more with the software for both production and performance. Matt Ridgway is an expert Live user who has been featured on Ableton's global website for his sound design and Live Instrument Racks.
The course is suitable for students who are reasonably comfortable using Ableton Live but want to learn more, and for those who have completed our ‘Alive with Ableton Live’ course. Please contact the school if you have any specific needs or requirements.
Course content and features:
Building and controlling multi-layered Instruments and Effect Racks
Slicing and editing audio to be incorporated into Instruments and ‘played’
Analysing and processing audio to be converted into MIDI and further programmed
Incorporating Max for Live Devices into your Live workflow and inside your own Racks
Routing Audio and MIDI inside and outside Live for better instrumentation and capture
Performance Technology: using Live with other software and hardware
Course objectives: by the end of this course you should be able to:
Build and control your own unique multi-layered Instruments and Effect Racks
Slice and edit audio to be used in your instruments and played back by you
Understand and use “convert audio to MIDI” functions
Include Max for Live Devices in your production and performance workflow
Route Audio and MIDI in and out of Live for more control
Use Live with other software and hardware
Each session commences with a group demonstration and discussion, followed by solo work on one of our eight Mac workstations where you will practice set themes and techniques derived from real-world applications of the technology. Upon demonstrating your command of the necessary skills you will be further encouraged to add originality to your recreations and save various versions of your work.
Additional resources and materials:
All hardware and software is supplied, though we recommend students bring a storage device (eg. portable usb or firewire drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes.
Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will be sent a School of Synthesis tote bag containing a t-shirt, sticker and certificate upon the successful completion of the course. At the conclusion of the course you will be invited to leave feedback and evaluate your experience, at which point we'll email you a link to a suite of exclusive sounds and various discount offers from the School and its partners to say 'thanks'!