In our Intermediate course you will already be familiar with some, or all, of the topics and terminology covered in our Beginners course. You'll go on to learn more about the workflow and creative process for Ableton Live; manipulating audio & midi; drum programming and transient shaping; music theory and melodic composition; sound design and synthesis; working with microphones and recording vocals; the art of compression, mixing, and mastering.
Session One – Manipulating AUDIO + Looping
Manipulating audio & midi, envelopes, warping, looping, looped composition
Session Two – creative drum Programming
Drum programming, transient shaping, looping, EQ, drum composition
Session Three – Automation & modulation live
Ableton workflow, automation live, modulation, filtering, modulate me composition.
Session Four - Writing Melodies + Basic Music Theory
Basic music theory, keyboard skills, writing melodies, 5-step melody makers, melodic composition
Session Five – Sound design and Synthesis
Basic synthesis, oscillators, ADSR envelope, sound design, sound design composition.
Session Six – vocals & Microphones + fx
Microphones, working with vocals, EQ, sampling with sampler, vocal composition
Session Seven - Art of mixing + Completing a song
Mixing techniques, referencing, loading stems.
Session Eight – Compression & Dynamics
Dynamics, compression, sidechain compression, finishing music, composition show-down