Ableton Live Basic


This course introduces the basics of Ableton while maintaining the objective of you as a student to be able to navigate through the software with ease and to be able to finish your original track.Learn the fundamentals of song writing and using industry standard VSTS such as massive,sylenth and serum.


  • Learn what is sample rate and bit depth
    Counting bars/beats and analysing different time signatures
    Learn how to manage your projects
    Learn the ins and outs of I/O routing
  • In depth view of Abletons system preferences
    Navigating Abletons arrangement and session view
    Saving your projects
  • What is MIDI?
    Creating and editing MIDI Clips
    Introduction to the Piano Roll
  • Real Drums VS Synthesized Drums and history of Drum machines
    Making basic drum patterns and grooves
    Editing and tweaking Drums
    Introduction to PUSH 2
    Using the PUSH2 to create grooves and drum patterns
  • Learn how to use Ableton's Simpler and Sampler
    Learn how loop seamlessly in a loop without a defined tempo
  • Learn how to use Ableton's Warp and it's different algorithm's to always keep your samples synced to your global tempo
  • Keyboard Layout
    Scales and Chords
  • Introduction to AbletonLive's inbuilt instrument plugins such as Analog,Collision,operator,tension and electric
    ADSR& LFO'S
    Using presets and making your own
    Creating a bassline
    Creating leadlines and melodies
  • Introduction to Sylenth, Massive and Serum
  • Sends and Returns, I/O Routing
    Resampling
  • Learn how to use Ableton's Midi and audio FX such as Chord,Scales,Arpeggiator,Reverb,Delay,Frequency shifter and many more
  • Understanding the Frequency Spectrum
    Using the EQ to clean up your samples and synth's
    Introduction to the Ableton compressor
    Understanding the Basics of compression
    Practical usage of the compressor in the real world
  • Basics of songwriting
    Introduction to automation
    Using automation to keep your tracks organic and breathing
    Using the APC40 to write your sequences in the arrangement view