Music Production

Duration: 3 hr per week | 10 weeks

Course Offerings

Music Production

This course will get you started making music right away with Ableton Live 10, an industry standard and a powerful Digital Audio Workstation. You will learn how to organise your musical ideas, increase workflow, and use real-world techniques to polish your final productions.

Advanced Music Production

This course will give you the knowledge and tools to take your music production to the next level. We will dive into digital signal processing, dynamic processing, EQ techniques, mixing, mastering and under the hood features of Live 10. With advanced modular sound design with subtractive, FM, physical modelling and wavetable synthesis, max for live devices, learn how to create a unique sonic palette and take the stage using Push, MIDI controllers and external hardware synths/effects.

Course Curriculum

  • Music Production

    • Overview of Live 10
    • Arrange and Session View
    • Working with audio and MIDI clips
    • MIDI sequencing
    • Creating beats and grooves
    • Workflow with Scenes
    • Recording and editing audio
    • Using samples and loops
    • Preferences and optimisation
    • MIDI mapping
    • Groove Pool
    • File/Project management
    • Sends/Returns
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Controllers, Automation & Modulation
    • Audio & MIDI FX
    • Live’s built in instruments
    • Warping Audio
    • Routing and I/O Config
    • Resampling
    • 3rd party plugins (VST/AU)
    • Max for Live Devices
    • Working with Racks
    • Production & Arranging Tools
    • Mixing techniques
    • Limiting/Mastering

  • Advanced Music Production

    • New features of Live 10
    • Max for Live Instruments & FX
    • Subtractive Synthesis with Analog
    • FM Synthesis with Operator
    • Wavetable Synthesis with Wavetable
    • Sampler as a synth
    • Drum Synth (Max for Live)
    • Physical modelling synthesis
    • Spectral Processing with Spectrum, EQ3 & EQ8
    • Dynamic Processing with Compressor, Limiter & Drum Buss
    • Parallel compression & side chaining
    • Time based and other FX
    • External Synths & FX
    • Push 2 Worklow
    • Using & visualising devices on Push 2
    • Playing & Programming Beats
    • Note Modes & Sequencer
    • Simpler & Push
    • Recording Automation
    • Session View & Push
    • Performing with Live & Push
    • Project & Session management
    • Working with stems
    • Routing & monitoring
    • MIDI & Key mapping
    • External synths & FX
    • Patches & Program Change
    • Using Push as a MIDI Controller
    • Follow actions
    • Live 10 advanced features

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