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About the Course

In the past, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) were programs used only by audio engineers with a highly specific knowledge base, on machines inaccessible to most people. But over the past 10-15 years, DAWs and the act of recording music have evolved from being a luxury of the few to being available to the masses. Ableton Live is one such application. Used by an extremely broad range of music creators, Ableton Live not only facilitates the work of engineers, producers, and writers in professional, home, and mobile studio settings, but it is also a powerful platform for musicians on stage, in the DJ booth, and elsewhere. In this course, you will explore some of Live’s most powerful and useful functionality: MIDI programming, audio recording, warping and processing, looping editing, mixing, performing, file management, and troubleshooting. Meant to be a springboard for those who are new to Ableton Live and/or DAWs in general, this three-week course will provide you with a strong knowledge base for using Live to take your musical ideas from conception to final recording. The course breaks down the many barriers of entry into music technology and encourages all those who wish, to create fearlessly. Note: If you do not own Ableton Live 9, you can download the free, fully featured Ableton Live Trial. The trial version will allow you to save and export your work for 30 days. If you use the trial version, do not download it until the course is scheduled to begin....

Top reviews


Jun 30, 2018

Great first introduction into Ableton. Very clear and structured unlike a lot of the free tutorials out there. I would love to see a part 2 of this course that goes into more advanced topics.


Sep 12, 2015

I'm now taking this course a second time because it is so absolutely helpful and has really given me a free and friendly place to learn how to use Ableton and get started on music production!

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By Hosain A

Sep 30, 2016

Thank you Ms professor Erin Bara you are the pest

By Juan D F C

Sep 05, 2016

muy bueno, un contenido básico pero muy completo!

By Adriana R

Aug 01, 2017

Great class for beginners in Audio production.

By Daniel P

Aug 24, 2015

Great class to get your feet wet with ableton.

By Cristian P

Oct 17, 2015

I am very grateful i came across this Course.

By daniele c a

Feb 18, 2017

must have if you want to start using ableton

By Leopoldo C V

Nov 30, 2016

Me gustó mucho este curso, aprendí bastante.

By Juan P L

Oct 21, 2015

I have being waiting for this a long time :)

By udi z

Oct 18, 2015

Very good basic course. Enjoyed it very much

By Gonza M

Oct 08, 2015

Excelente tutorial con excelente profesora!

By Michael T

Aug 17, 2015

Great tools and solid instructions. Thanks!

By Glen G

Jun 27, 2017

Great starter course or refresher course.

By Raúl Y

Jun 08, 2017

All I know I owe to this excellent course

By Alex C

Feb 28, 2018

great start to ableton live for a newbie

By Alisha P

May 31, 2016

Great introductory course for ableton!

By Jaehwi C

Jan 13, 2018

The best course for music production!

By Pedro P P

Nov 03, 2015

Really nice.. Basic, but just right..

By David L

Nov 23, 2015

Great course waiting for level 2 :)

By Sacha D

Jan 25, 2016

Excellent for learning the basics!

By Simone S

Sep 24, 2015

Excellent introduction to Ableton

By Adrian K

Nov 09, 2015

Excellent! the best way to learn!

By Lwin M K

Dec 24, 2016

suggest for beginners to enroll.

By Teresa K

Jul 14, 2018

Very Helpful! Very achievable!

By Puilam L

Jan 05, 2016

interesting and easy learning!

By Thijs L

May 01, 2017

great fun and easy to learn.