Music Production Workshop With Ableton Live

Overview

Learn how to use one of the most powerful tools out there for music creators to do everything from composing and recording, to production and sound design all within Ableton Live.

In this workshop you will learn the essentials of producing music with Ableton Live, arguably the most powerful music production software around. We’ll cover how to get set up, using audio and MIDI clips, how to arrange your tracks, create loops, warp audio, as well as some basic mixing and effects processing. You’ll leave armed with all the tools you need to quickly compose and produce your own tracks.

Workshop Logistics

Date: Monday May 4th, 2020

Time: 5pm - 8pm (PST)

Cost: $90

Experience Level: Beginner. Previous experience working with music and sound creation tools is helpful but not necessary.

Requirements:
- Computer with audio capabilities and Ableton Live installed
- Headphones or speakers (not bluetooth)

Nice To Have But Not Required:
- MIDI controller
- Audio interface
- An electric instrument or microphone

Workshop Outline

We'll cover a range of topics including:
- Why Ableton Live?
- Tour of the UI
- Session & Arrangement Views
- Capturing MIDI and Audio
- Instruments, Plugins and Effects
- Workflows
- Digital Audio Workspaces
- Music Composition
- Music Production
- Signal Processing

Cost to student:
- $99+ Ableton Live (any edition)
- New users 90 days free trial

About Technologies:

Ableton Live is fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features—everything you need to make any kind of music.

Create in a traditional linear arrangement, or improvise without the constraints of a timeline in Live’s Session View. Move freely between musical elements and play with ideas, without stopping the music and without breaking your flow.

Instructor

Jonathan Lancaster

San Francisco based artist, Jonathan Lancaster, has been honing his coding and design skills for the past several years. Originally a classically trained saxophonist, Jonathan is combining his skills in technology and design with his many years of experience as a musician to bring out his perfect storm of artistic expression. With a deep passion for performance and songwriting, Jonathan aims to integrate technology and great design into his works to create epic human experiences.




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