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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
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Introduction to Ableton Live

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
A Note From Erin10m
Meet Your Teaching Assistant10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
5 hours to complete

Getting Our Hands Dirty

5 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 Trial10m
How To Submit Your Projects10m
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

5 hours to complete

The Endless Possibilities

5 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Audio Effects5m
Serial vs Parallel5m
MIDI Effects4m
Max for Live Devices5m
Mixing11m
Automation10m
MIDI Mapping8m
Quick Tips2m
Final Project Overview1m
Course Wrap-Up15s
1 reading
Ableton Live Features10m
1 practice exercise
The Endless Possibilities26m

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