THE EASY WAY
THE EASY WAY
THE EASY WAY
Learn to make music in Ableton Live, by following along step by step, and making a complete track from start to finish. On the way, you'll learn everything about Ableton and music production you need to make your own music, in any genre you like.
Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course, and listen to the track you will make
23 Lessons - 4 Hours
Ableton Live is an incredibly powerful DAW, capable of the highest level of professional music production and live performance. In order to learn it, you need a tutorial with the same level of professionalism, and a teacher who is passionate about helping you become a better producer.
Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.
What are you going to get out of it?
There is no way around it. If you want to get good at making music, you need to gain experience. When you follow our Ableton tutorial, that is exactly what you are getting, not just the theory, or someone explaining what each button does (when you have no context to understand it in the first place). On this course you get real, practical experience, that will actually help you make your own music.
Music Production Skills
It's all good learning about Ableton, but if you don't know anything about music production you will never get anywhere. In this course you learn music production skills at the same time as learning about Ableton. Not only that, but you learn them in a linear fashion, which is the same as when you work on projects in the real world. This approach is far more effective than traditional training methods.
In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from coming up with melodies, to chopping up loops to creating your own original beats. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. In each and every lesson, you will progress as a music producer, and add more and more to your track until it is complete. Going from the basics of creating a beat, creating a melody, arranging your track into a full song, learning to record vocals & guitar, and mixing all of it together is something YOU CAN achieve, even as a complete beginner
Module 1 - Getting Started
You'll get started in this Ableton Live tutorial in the easiest way possible. Making a basic beat in the first lesson and adding to it as the tutorial progresses with various clips and grooves. Here you will start to learn how to navigate Ableton's interface, importing sounds and instruments, and editing them to create the elements of your track.
Module 2 - Chords & Melodies
Many people new to music production stay away from making their own chord progressions and melodies. You will leave this module with a simple 'step by step' process, you can use in any project to come up with your own original chord progressions. Once you have this you can then use this as a musical framework to make many other musical elements for your track. This is not black magic, this is just easy to understand, simple, repeatable steps.
Module 3 - Effects & Instruments
There are a few really important plugin effects like EQ, compression, delay & reverb that are important, even at the beginner stage, so we focus on teaching the basic uses of these. The sounds in this song come from a free instrument called 'Vital', that we'll show you how to download and install. (Included separately are videos that show how each of these sounds were made from scratch for those who are interested).
Module 4 - Song Structure
By this point in the song making process, we have almost all the content that will make up the track. Now it's time to arrange it so they tell a great story. You'll go away from this with a clear idea of what 'good' song structure is and why creating tension and a sense of release in your tracks is so important in keeping the listener engaged with your music.
Module 5 - Recording
At some point in your production career you're going to want to record something for one of your projects, be it a random sample, a singer, or a guitarist. For those who are interested, you will learn how to record in Ableton, how to set up a mic and your environment to get high fidelity recordings, and how to them process them to get the best possible performance.
Module 6 - Mixing
There is no doubt, mixing is considered one of the hardest things to master. Although we can't give you all the experience you need to become a professional in one tutorial, we can impart the knowledge and insights we have gained over the 20 years we have been producing. Giving you the knowledge that makes mixing as effortless as it can be. This art of effortless mixing is by far the most important thing you can learn, and it also means the mixing process becomes fun, instead of frustrating.
We hope the first 4 lessons were helpful. If you want to continue to learn music production in Ableton Live and finish the track you have started, please click the button and gain access to the remaining 21 lessons (over 4 hours) of Ableton and music production gold dust.
We keep the price of our beginner courses low so they are accessible to everyone. By making a commitment to yourself in learning Ableton, you are also supporting us, and enabling us to keep making these in-depth tutorials that help thousands of fellow earthlings around the world become better music producers.
Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 of them. In his career, he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo.
His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques, so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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