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What you will learn

  • Navigate Ableton Live

  • Program MIDI drums and instruments

  • Record and edit audio, including working with preexisting audio loops

  • Create a piece of music using MIDI and audio within Ableton Live

Skills you will gain

Audio RecordingMusic MakingFile ManagementAbletonMIDI programming

Learner Career Outcomes

60%

started a new career after completing these courses

44%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Introduction to Ableton Live

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
6 readings
A Note From Erin10m
Meet Your Teaching Assistant10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Splice10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
4 hours to complete

Getting Our Hands Dirty

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Overview of Ableton Interface6m
Setting Up Hardware and Software5m
Overview of Non-Linear Functionality5m
MIDI Sequencing18m
Audio Clips3m
Clip Properties6m
Session View and Arrangement View8m
Quick Tips6m
Creating and Exporting an Arrangement3m
Troubleshooting4m
2 readings
Download Your FREE Ableton Live Trial and Activate Your Splice Account10m
How To Submit Your Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
The Ableton Live Interface30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Polishing the Sound

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min)
7 videos
Recording Audio9m
Warping and Stretching13m
Sampling10m
Audio and MIDI8m
File Management8m
Quick Tips3m
1 practice exercise
Polishing the Sound28m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Endless Possibilities

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 56 min)
11 videos
Audio Effects5m
Serial vs Parallel5m
MIDI Effects4m
Max for Live Devices5m
Mixing11m
Automation10m
MIDI Mapping8m
Quick Tips2m
Project 2 Overview1m
Course Wrap-Up15s
1 practice exercise
The Endless Possibilities26m

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About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

About Ableton

We make Live, Push and Link — unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the world. We are more than 350 people from 30 different countries divided between our headquarters in Berlin and our offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Most of us are active musicians, producers, and DJs, and many of us use Live and Push every day. We come from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. Some of us have PhDs, some are self-taught, and most of us are somewhere in between. What connects us is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to something big: helping to shape the future of music culture. We believe it takes focus to create truly outstanding instruments. We only work on a few products and we strive to make them great. Rather than having a one-size-fits-all process, we try to give our people what they need to work their magic and grow. We’ve learned that achieving the best results comes from building teams that are richly diverse, and thus able to explore problems from a wider set of perspectives. We don’t always agree with each other, but opinion and debate are valued and openly encouraged....

About the Electronic Music Production Specialization

In the Electronic Music Production specialization, you will learn the tricks of the trade to create high-quality, professional sounding music. You’ll begin by learning about the nature of sound and how a signal flows through a home studio setup. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create your own custom musical sounds through music synthesis. You’ll explore how to record MIDI and real instruments into the flexible and agile Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. You’ll also learn to professionally record, produce, edit, and mix a vocal track with the Grammy-winning producer, Prince Charles Alexander....
Electronic Music Production

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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