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Music production essentials

The sign you’ve being waiting for to start making your own music.

Do you want to transform ideas into music, but...

Music theory is very complicated

We've created the easiest way possible for you to learn theory without any complicated formulas. And you don't even need to go all in, we will share only the most important and easy to understand theory that is enough to start creating your stuff.

DAW is like a space shuttle

Being one of the industry standards for music creation, Ableton Live is a very versatile tool with a bunch of features like: two different interface views, bunch of hot keys, buttons, knobs, plugins etc. We know how frightening it may look from the outside, so we made it simple to grasp in a step-by-step way.

YouTube is full of chaotic solutions

YouTube tutorials are often not structured to guide you right through out the workflow correctly. Most of the time you won’t be able to get a solution for your needs. That’s why this course is perfectly structured and covers all the main topics in music production, so you will start learning the basics and move on to more complex stuff.

No worries, we’ve got everything you need in this course

Lesson 1

Ableton Live Overview

In this lesson you will get familiar with Live’s interface, two different views, browser, timeline, tracks, buttons, loops etc. You will get to know everything by practical tasks and this will put you in the comfort zone right away. After that you’ll be ready to go deeper and make a drum beat.

Lesson 2

Making beats in Ableton Live

Here you will discover how to make beats from scratch in Ableton Live. You will learn different techniques and work in the Arrangement mode, use one shot samples and MIDI editor, learn editing and timeline navigation.

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Course Features

+2 sample packs

All projects files from the course are included.

Only necessary theory

All the core features of Ableton Live and music knowledge. You can start producing music right now.

Modern music lessons

Multi genre examples and versatile music production techniques.

Structured course

You will be guided through all the most essential topics.

Your first demo within one hour

Hi, my name is Stan

I'm a musician, producer and sound designer. I've been in the music industry for about 10 years now and have worked with different artists and bands, performed with live acts and produced a lot of music in a variety of genres.

I have always been inspired by music and started playing musical instruments since I was 11 and then added up computer technologies such as DAW (digital audio workstation) to my skill set, which allowed me to create amazing stuff and manipulate sounds. After years of experimenting with different DAW's I have finally discovered Ableton Live which became my one-stop-shop production and performance tool for all my musical ideas.

In this course I will guide you through all the essentials topics of music production, teach you how to use Ableton Live and share the necessary music knowledge, so you can start turning your ideas into music today.

How much for the course?

STANDALONE

  • Take at your own pace
  • 10 video lessons
  • 2 Free Sample Packs (included when you enroll)
  • Free Project Files
  • Access to a friendly and supportive community of like minded producers
  • A unique workflow from a professional musician and sound designer
$ 100 $49

GROUP MENTORSHIP

  • All from the Standalone plan included
  • Weekly group feedback on home tasks from Stan and the team for 3 months
  • Free access to all future webinars from Stan
  • Exclusive selected students community membership
$ 149 $99

PRIVATE MENTORSHIP

  • All from the Group Mentorship plan included
  • Additional 4 personal 1:1 sessions during 30 days after registration to speed up your progress
  • Exclusive guidance and help with making your music, tips and tricks to boost your production skills.
$ 549 $349

What do you need
to start?

Ableton Live

You can download a free trial version for 90 days here.

Computer

You’ll need a computer with basic characteristics.

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  • Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (Intel® Core™ processor or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • ASIO compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
  • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
  • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)S
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

Headphones (optional)

It's up to you, but we highly recommend you to have a pair.

No, we didn't forget about the details

Free Updates

Once you have finished the course, you will continue receiving new tutorials and updates. Isn't that awesome?

Study wherever you go

Even though we recommend using a desktop computer or a laptop, you can study on any device. But you will still need a laptop or a desktop computer to practice.

One of a kind support

We have a live chat support for you. It may not be a 24/7 support, but you can ask us any questions and we will answer you during our work hours.

Community

You will be invited to the members only private community of other students from around the world on Facebook. It's a whole bunch of people that you will have a lot in common with.

100% money back guarantee

If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Only applies to the single full-price purchase of the course.

Are you still thinking?

Check out the free masterclass

free master class

Dive into beatmaking

Start your journey into the world of beatmaking with this free masterclass. On the example of this exclusive beat made specifically for this masterclass, you will be guided through all the necessary knowledge from start to finish and be able to make your own track in the end.

Have some questions?

  • Where can I find Ableton Live?

    You can find Ableton Live here: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/. It will be enough to work with the trial version for 90 days, but we recommend buying a license.

  • What system requirements are needed for Ableton Live to run smoothly?

    Windows:

    • Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (Intel® Core™ processor or faster recommended)
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    • 1366x768 display resolution
    • ASIO compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
    • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
    • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
    • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

    MacOS:

    • OS X 10.11.6 or later
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended)
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    • 1280x800 display resolution
    • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
    • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
    • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
    • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content
  • Do I need to buy any additional plugins ?

    No, you don’t need to buy anything. We will use only native devices and instruments in this course. All you need is Ableton Live trial to start.

  • Will this course work for me if I know nothing about Ableton Live?

    Yes this course will suit you well if you’re a total beginner. You will gain all the necessary knowledge to move on to more complex stuff after that.

  • Can I get a refund?

    If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Whether you select to complete the purchase in a single or in several payments.
    Note that it only applies to purchases without a discount. So if you would like to use a discount coupon or complete a purchase for the items during a sales period, you will be not eligible for the refund.

  • Can I share the music that I create during the course?

    Yes, all the music that you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and post whatever music you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @musicdotschool accounts almost on every network.

  • How long does it take to successfully complete the course?

    It usually takes a month of watching lesson and practicing for a student to get to the final stage. We do recommend to spend as much time as possible since you are gaining new skills here, it's never an easy journey.

  • Will this course fit me if I have some skills in making music?

    Sure. You will definitely find something new and inspiring with this course, to bring your music production skills to the new level.

  • What if my level of English is not good enough and I find it difficult to understand the spoken language?

    This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.

Lesson 1

Ableton Live Overview

In this lesson you will getfamiliar with Live’s interface, two different views, browser, timeline, tracks, buttons, loops etc. You will get to know everything by practical tasks and this will put you in the comfort zone right away. After that you’ll be ready to go deeper and make a drum beat.

Lesson 2

Making beats in Ableton Live

Here you will discover how to make beats from scratch in Ableton Live. You will learn different techniques and work in the Arrangement mode, use one shot samples and MIDI editor, learn editing and timeline navigation.

Lesson 3

Recording Audio/MIDI and Devices

In this lesson you will learn the fundamentals on how to edit and Warp audio clips, use MIDI instruments, how to make patterns, basic arrangement and discover some audio effects. We will also work with some basic mixing tools, so you could shape your beats.

Lesson 4

Basic Music Theory Warp / Envelopes

We will go through some basic music theory, so you would understand how to build chords and basslines. You will absorb all the information by practical tasks and examples. You will also learn some Warp and Envelope techniques in more detail.

Lesson 5

Sampling

You will learn what sampling is and how to make a sample based beat. You will also learn how to make a bass-line, discover some stereo effects and add other instruments to the mix.

Lesson 6

Synthesizers and Basic Synthesis

You will discover the exciting world of synthesis and learn how it all works. We will dive deeper into some of the synthesizer features and make a beat in the end, so you can get your creative juices flowing.

Lesson 7

Audio Effects and Controllers

In this lesson you will learn how to apply audio effects, what they do and how to set them right. We will make a track and figure it all out in practice.

Lesson 8

Mixing

You will learn the basic mixing techniques including Leveling, Panning, Equalization, Compression, FX’s etc. I will share the most important tips and tricks and mix a track from start to finish, so you could then mix your own one.

Lesson 9

Arrangement and Song Structure

In this lesson you will learn how to turn your loops into complete tracks by implementing these arrangement techniques. You will also get to know how to make your songs more interesting and professional.

Lesson 10

Live Set and Session View

Here you will learn how to prepare your track for a live performance and discover the Session View in more detail. I will also share some cool tips and tricks on how to boost your live set.

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