Gain a solid understanding of foundational music production techniques and learn to operate Ableton Live like a pro. With Berklee Online's extensive online curriculum, you will learn to:
- Use Live in both studio production and live performance environments
- Design any sound imaginable with Live's synths
- Use Live to apply rich harmonic ideas to compositions
- Use synthesis tools to improve music productions
Ableton Live-Specific Courses
Building on the skills learned in Ableton Live Fundamentals, you will explore the sampler devices in Ableton Live. You’ll begin with common sampling concepts applicable to all samplers, then learn in great depth the techniques that are unique to Ableton Live.
Learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno. If you are a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this music composition course is for you!
This course is for students who are interested in taking a deep dive into composing with Ableton Live by leveraging unique and powerful linear and non-linear creative techniques inside the software. You will master a number of linear and non-linear compositional practices that are only possible using advanced Ableton Live tools and techniques.
Learn to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including techno, trip-hop, glitch, and dubstep. Gain a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, performance, and mixing.
Learn how to use Ableton Live for real-time, dynamic live performances. This course is designed for students with diverse backgrounds—from music producers, DJs, singer/songwriters, and electronic music artists to music directors, podcasters, pastors, and YouTubers.
Courses In Which Ableton Live Can Be Used
Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelance game audio professional.
Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix for live sound. Identify proper microphone technique, equalization, effects, and dynamics processing to build professional quality instrument sounds and vocals.
Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector's signature "Wall of Sound," which relied heavily on appropriate microphone techniques, or Led Zeppelin's iconic recording of John Bonham's drums on "When the Levee Breaks," recorded with a stereo microphone on the second floor stairway at Headley Grange Studio. Whether your sessions feature a single vocalist or rapper, metal trio, or large big-band jazz ensemble, the ability to get good sounds is essential to producing competitive results.
Learn how to properly set up, operate, and manage a recording studio or live sound reinforcement installations of any size, integrating both analog and digital elements and interconnects.