When Adam Levine lamented recently that bands are like a “dying breed,” he wasn’t exactly wrong. With the emergence of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), a single person can create an entire production directly from a laptop.
More and more, people are forgoing traditional instruments and opting for the simplicity of beat-making via programs like Ableton Live. And, as a result, some of these homegrown beatmakers have taken over the radio, the charts, and even the Grammy nominations. Heck, even instrumentalists have used these DAWs to their advantage to create multi-layered tracks like a one-man-band (see: Jacob Collier). In other words, if the idea of making music interests you and you haven’t dabbled in digital music production, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity.
Luckily, you can virtually enroll in this affordable
With eight courses and 11 hours of instruction, this Ableton masterclass starts from the very beginning. Tomas George, a music producer, composer, and audio engineer with an instructor rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, will introduce you to the Ableton interface and show you how it functions as both a tool and an instrument. Then you’ll look at some essential information, such as the workflow, session view, arrangement view, and even how to create clips and do basic track editing. Yes, this is all packed in the very first course.
From there, you’ll discover how to write a song using Ableton, write MIDI, develop arrangements, use warp modes and automation features, apply audio effects, and do basic mixing and mastering. There are even courses that focus more on music theory and songwriting, so you can hone your skills. And since the latest version was just released last month, you’ll get an overview of some of the new features of Live 11.
While it’s valued at £1,192, you can snag this