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How to learn Ableton from beginner to expert

How to learn Ableton from beginner to expert

Published on 20.07.22 at 12.09 by Will Showler.

If you’re an aspiring producer or beatmaker and you’ve just got a copy of Ableton, it can be a pretty intimidating experience to open up an empty project. To help you get over that fear and put you on the path from a complete novice to a pro producer, we’ve put together a list of 5 of our best courses to learn Ableton.

Foundations: Ableton Live

If you want to make music and you’re not sure where to start, this is the perfect place. This course, taught by Ableton certified trainer Poppy Roberts, will take you step-by-step through all the basics of how to use Ableton to teach you everything you need to know to get creating. You’ll learn not only the absolute essentials but also some more advanced tips and tricks to speed up your workflow and get you producing like a pro. Even advanced producers can get something out of this in-depth course, and we are the only place online where you can watch a video course from an Ableton certified trainer.


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Flava D - UK Bass and Breaks

Once you’ve got the foundations in place, you can start to specialise and really find your sound. Here, one of the biggest figures in the UK Bass music scene takes you through some essential knowledge for sound design so you can start crafting your own synths from scratch as well as how to build out drum patterns and arrange your project into a full-length track.


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Joris Voorn - Melodic methods

As you get more and more comfortable with making music in Ableton, you’ll feel like you’re ready to make some proper tunes to release to the world. One of the most respected Techno producers in the world, Joris Voorn is the perfect person to take you step-by-step through how he builds out a track from the complete beginnings to getting it ready to release. You’ll learn tips for building chord patterns, and drums as well as how to perfect your arrangement and mix.


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Hodge - Outside the box

If you’re getting up to speed with how to use Ableton to make music and want to try and mix things up a bit, check out this course with Hodge. You’ll learn a completely different way to make music that can take you away from the computer to get recording some real sounds to give your productions an organic edge. You’ll then learn how to process these recordings into completely unique sounds that will make sure your tunes sound like no one else’s.


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Dense & Pika - Dynamic textures

When you’re ready to take your tracks to the next level and get a real professional sound, check out this course by Dense & Pika. You’ll learn more advanced techniques for creating drum sounds with layering, how to structure and arrange your tracks in unexpected ways and how to get a clean-sounding mix that’s ready for the club.


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