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Each class has been created to provide the student with informational and resourceful insight for music production using Ableton Live. These classes will shape the student to be a well rounded digital music production artist. Each lesson fits into one of three categories; basic, intermediate and advanced. It is imperative to know the extent of your knowledge as lessons rely on fundamental information to explain concepts therefore back tracking may cause misinterpretation of information. An assignment is provided for each lesson that is to be exercised and completed prior to moving on. You may book up to 3 lessons in a row as it is recommended to review and practice material before moving on. You may mix and match lessons.

Lessons will be conducted using video/audio chat and demonstrations will be shown via screen sharing.

The classes are as follows:

  • Windows and Transport - 1 hour

  • Quick Keys and Functionalities - 1 hour

  • Digital Audio Fundamentals (Theory) - 2 hours

  • Workflow - 1 hour

  • Processors - 1 hour

  • Production Techniques - 1 hour

  • Plugin/Instrument Overview - 1 hour

  • Digital Synthesis - 1 hour

  • Sound Design - 1 hour 

  • Mixing - 1 hour

These times are approximations as some concepts may require further explanation. 

Lessons will be taught by Jason.

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Online Lessons: About
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Online Lessons: Features

Windows & Transport


  • Session and arrangement views

  • Track lanes

  • Clip/sample view

  • Groove pools

  • Browsers

  • Input/output, send/return, mixer delay, crossfader

  • Transport controls

  • Information indicators

Quick Keys & Functionalities


An extensive list of common key commands, to see the COMPLETE list of Ableton Live's key commands, go to

Digital Audio Fundamentals

Basic (Essential)

  • What is sound?

  • Frequency and amplitude

  • Wave shapes, phase and polarity

  • Fundamentals, harmonics and octaves

  • ADSR, dynamic range, EQ's and filters

  • Analog vs. digital

  • Sample rate/bit depth

  • File types and terminology



  • Loading instruments, audio/MIDI and effects

  • Building MIDI and sequencing audio

  • Saving parameters and grouping

  • Automation techniques

  • Creating custom instruments



  • Dynamic vs. time-based processors

  • Series vs. parallel processing

  • Other effects and plugins

Production techniques


  • Notes, scales, and chords

  • Building MIDI

  • Freezing and flattening

  • Warp modes and algorithms

  • Time-stretching, pitch and envelopes

  • Stereo field techniques

Plugin/Instrument Overview


  • Operator, Serum and Simpler overview

  • Envelopes, LFOs and modulation

Digital Synthesis


  • Additive, subtractive, FM and wavetable synthesis

  • Plugin specifics

  • Routing and preset building

Sound Design


  • Layering and textures

  • 'Breaking' plugins

  • Obscure techniques



  • 12 steps to mixing

  • Stereo vs. mono

  • Gain staging and effects

  • Balance and panning

  • Pre-mastering tips and techniques



  • 10 steps to mastering 

  • Exporting; dither, sample rate/bit depth

  • Codecs

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