Digital Music Production with Ableton

Class 1:

Survey on production knowledge
Download Ableton
Go over basic Ableton Functions
Session View
Making Beats with Drum Rack

HW:

Make some more beats
Get familiar with Ableton’s Interface

Class 2:

More on Ableton Interface
Arrangement View
MIDI track interface
Song Structure & Genre

HW:

Play around with Ableton MIDI tracks
Think of a song you would want to create a version or a remix of

Class 3:

Audio Tracks
Getting a Reference Track
Warping your Reference Track
Song Components - Drums, Bass, Chords, Melody, Audio Effects

HW:

Start adding some of the components to your song

Class 4:

Audio Effects
Reverb, Sidechain, EQ, Saturator, Utility, OTT
Installing Plugins




HW:

Install some new plugins and try them out
Continue working on your song

Class 5:

Synthesizers
Splice
Downloading Vital
Using Vital to create your own presets


HW:

Create some of your own presets with Vital
Try to add your own Vital instrument to your song
Keep working on your song

Class 6:

Mixing
Using EQ to isolate frequencies
Using reverb to create space
Using panning to create space
Using saturator to add color
Making sure everything is the right volume

HW:

Make sure everything in your song is adjusted to the right level

Class 7:

Mastering
Utility
Mastering Chains
OTT
Glue Compressor
Upper Ceiling
Loudness Meter


HW:

Adjust the mastering chains so it sounds the best for your song!

Class 8:

Finalize Songs
Sharing Session


HW:
Continue producing and share your song with your friends!