Take your production skills to the next level
For Adults 18+. Ableton Skills 2 is a 5-week intermediate program designed to build on the techniques introduced in the Ableton 1 course or for those looking to take their electronic music production skills to the next level. This course is geared towards users who already have experience using the software or are looking to transition to Live from another DAW, and have general experience creating music in other programs. You will learn how to manipulate audio, creative effects and arranging.
The course is delivered online, live via Zoom so a computer with audio and camera is required. Students should also have speakers, headphone and Ableton 10 (trial version is fine)
Saturdays 12.00pm to 2.00pm: 31 July & 7, 14, 21, 28 August
Week 1 – Sound Design: Introduction to Ableton Live’s Instruments
Introduces students to the Ableton Live instruments. Primarily focusing on synthesising classic electronic music sounds using Operator and Analog.
Week 2 – Sound Design : Manipulating Audio and Creative Effects
Instead of using synthesis, techniques of manipulating audio samples to create unique sounds are explored.
Week 3 – Arrangement and Composition: Analysing Arrangements’ as a guide/Audio to Mid Numerous approaches to analysing and mapping out the arrangement of a track are demonstrated. The audio to midi feature is introduced and used as an analysis tool.
Week 4 – Arrangement and Composition: Creating an Arrangement
Different methods and techniques for creating interesting arrangement within Ableton Live are explored.
Week 5 – Mixing: How to achieve clarity, depth and width
Presents different methods of achieving clarity and balance in a mix, while using effects to create width and depth.
After completion of this course you will be able to:
• Develop intermediate skills towards operation of Ableton and electronic music production.
• Understand further key ideas about music production and apply ideas through Ableton.
• Create arrangements and mix tracks on Ableton Live 11.
Teacher: Skaria Thoppil
Skaria Thoppil is an audio producer, sound designer and specialises in acoustics for virtual environments. His projects revolve around Drum & Bass productions, sound design for film, podcasts and audiobooks and is involved in the development of hyper-realistic acoustic spaces within VR environments. Skaria has been involved with audio and electronic music production since 2012 and uses Ableton Live for most of his projects.