Advanced Ableton Live

Dates Days Time Duration Price Code Spaces
26/05/2022 to 16/06/2022 Thursday 19:00 - 22:00 4 weeks $690.00 AUD 22ABLE2 5
29/07/2022 to 19/08/2022 Friday 19:00 - 22:00 4 Weeks $690.00 AUD 22ABLE3 7
15/09/2022 to 06/10/2022 Thursday 19:00 - 22:00 4 Weeks $690.00 AUD 22ABLE4 7
24/11/2022 to 15/12/2022 Thursday 19:00 - 22:00 4 Weeks $690.00 AUD 22ABLE5 7

Advanced Ableton Live:
At School of Synthesis we cover ABLETON LIVE in a small class of between 1-8 people in an Ableton Live Certified Training Centre to ensure you know this powerful music production tool like never before.

Ableton Live is about getting hands-on and enjoying a fast workflow while making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. If you'd rather be "making music" than just "using music software," Ableton Live is for you.


Course Overview:

Learn advanced techniques using Ableton Live. Our Advanced Ableton Live course will teach you how to record instruments and vocals using the comping feature of Ableton Live, create unique drum patterns using groove templates and Ableton’s racks and effects, use Push 2, Ableton’s synthesisers and advanced production techniques to increase your workflow and productivity. In 4 weeks you will be able utilise these advanced techniques in all of your own productions.

Course Level:

The course is suitable for advanced users of Ableton Live who already have experience with music making software and have a good grasp of the fundamentals of production inside Ableton Live. This course assumes some experience of Ableton Live and covers more advanced techniques and topics not covered in our Alive with Ableton Live course.  

Course content and features:

Advanced Drum Production Techniques 

Extracting and applying groove templates Using Groove Pool

Ableton sampling using Simpler and Sampler

Ableton Push 2 controller

Advanced automation of various plug-ins and their parameters in Ableton Live

Delays, reverbs and parallel compression using Auxiliary Channels

Ableton synthesis including Operator and Wavetable

Course objectives: By the end of this course you should be able to;
Create layered drum patterns using Drum Rack, Sampler, Note Repeat and advanced techniques

Apply unique humanisation and groove templates to your music 

Apply transients and pitch shifting techniques with Simpler and Sampler

Use Ableton Push 2 Controller

Create basic sounds in Operator and Wavetable

Record, edit and compile various audio tracks

Use automation shapes, parallel compression and other advanced techniques


Permanent access to our guides and articles in our Forum:

Each student gets access to detailed notes and references covering all courses and providing a valuable ongoing and updated resource to aide learning reinforcement. 
Carbon Electra:
Each enrolment includes a software licence to use the award winning Carbon Electra, one of the worlds leading synthesizers. 

School of Synthesis Producer Pack:
Each enrolment includes a carefully selected VST/AU plugin pack for Windows and MAC OSX with everything you need to get producing, including some of the best EQs, Compressors, FX and Limiters available.
Analogue Sequences:

Each enrolment includes an authorised download of the Loopmasters Analogue Sequences pack designed by School of Synthesis trainers. 

SOS Loopmasters Pack:

All SOS students receive 2 gigabytes of samples from the award winning Loopmasters collection. 

Educational Discounts:
As an SOS students you will be eligible for student discounts from Ableton, Output, Fabfilter, Rob Papen, Plugin Boutique and more. Information on educational discounts will be sent to you via email upon enrolment.

Learning methods:
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 drive) to save and back up all work, and a pen and paper to take notes. We also recommend students own a PC or MAC. Students can bring their own laptops to class so the tutor can assist with setting up software like Rekordbox.

Assessment and feedback:
You will save successive work and will receive regular support, encouragement and feedback from your tutor. All students will receive a t-shirt, sticker and completion 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'!