DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION LESSONS
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.
Review and book your lessons below!
Windows & Transport
Session and arrangement views
Input/output, send/return, mixer delay, crossfader
Digital Audio Fundamentals
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
Creating custom instruments
Dynamic vs. time-based processors
Series vs. parallel processing
Other effects and plugins
Operator, Serum and Simpler overview
Envelopes, LFOs and modulation
Additive, subtractive, FM and wavetable synthesis
Routing and preset building
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