Ableton Live course

£ 300.00 each

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Ableton Live


Dates: 22 January, 29 January, 12 February, 19 February, 26 February, 4 March 2020.

Wednesdays 6-8pm (duration 6 weeks). Cost: £300


This course is an introduction to the unique and innovative software Ableton Live. The course will cover setting up and using audio and midi clips, arranging your track, utilising the session and arrangement views, effects and processing, mixing and mastering and live performance. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use Ableton Live with audio and midi, clips and effects to arrange and produce their own music.

By the end of the course the participants will be able to use Ableton Live with audio and
midi, clips and effects, to arrange and produce their own music.
Week 1
The live concept.
Various ways of producing music with Ableton Live
The interface
MIDI & Audio
Week 2
Creating Drum Loops and working with MIDI
Using MIDI and drum racks
Creating your own drum racks
Week 3
Working with Audio
Warping concept
Synchronising and editing audio
Week 4
Using Effects and Controllers
MIDI controllers set up and mapping
Using audio and MIDI effects
Week 5
Working in Session View
Crafting a structure in session view
Using clip envelopes
Clip triggering
Week 6
Arranging, mixing, mastering, performance
Traditional arrangement technique
Editing and navigating in the arrangement view
Performance and Live arrangement
Mixing and mastering Your Tune
Exporting your mix

Tutor: Duncan Chave: Recording - Mixing & Mastering Engineer - Sound Design

Recording engineer, sound designer and Sound Gallery's Technical Director, Duncan has extensive experience of working with musicians, composers and arrangers as well as delivering music technology courses and tuition on a number of DAWs (Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Reason). Duncan’s experience ranges from keyboard programming and the preparation of sampled sounds for West End musicals, the Royal National Theatre, TV and film music to recording bands, singer-songwriters, choirs and solo artists including Joss Stone, Slowdive, GRICE, Sound of the Sirens, Wildwood Kin, Rev Hammer, Steve Howe (Asia/YES), Motman and more.

Duncan also records audio for voiceovers, spoken word and audiobooks, for advertising agencies, TV, radio, films, TV, radio, theatre productions and art installations, most notably Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), 'Far from the Madding Crowd' (Fox Searchlight), CBBC (Who let the dogs out feat. Rik Mayall), Tony Hawks, John Nettles, Art Malik, BBC The One Show, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, National Geographic, Channel 4 (Embarrassing Bodies), Theatre Alibi, Documental Theatre and more. He also uses Ableton Live in live performances with art rock artist GRICE.

Enquires/bookings: Sound Gallery Studios, 01392-495301. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sound Gallery Studios provide a range of music technology and music production courses

which provide participants with the skills they need to create their own music using iMac

computers with the help of music experts and professionals. We have designed courses

and workshops which aim to inspire you to create, record and produce your own music.