PRODUCE MUSIC

COMPLETE MUSIC TRAINING THROUGH ABLETON LIVE

Produce Music is an in-depth electronic music production training program developed by ARIA Award-winning artists, Ableton Certified Trainers and producers of iTunes #1 Albums and Beatport chart-topping tracks.

You learn directly from a range of trainers hand-picked for their knowledge and proven successful techniques currently advancing our music culture locally and internationally - trainers who guide you through face-to-face classes, your personal music projects and provide ongoing support.

This course is taught entirely through Ableton Live and you learn every aspect of this deeply creative software along the way. Most importantly this course is about making music – creating your own styles, genres & niches. Be what happens next.

Features

Core Liveschool Features

  • Learn from Australia’s #1 artists, certified trainers and the people making it happen.
  • Work on real world projects with a focus on developing your creative portfolio & Electronic Press Kit (EPK).
  • Access a private online community of like-minded music producers to share ideas, inspiration, give feedback & propel each other forward.

 

What you will accomplish

The ability to produce your own music.

By the end of this program you will have a creative portfolio and electronic press kit including completed original tracks – Remixes – Edits – Soundtrack / video work – Promo mixes, and more.

 

What you will learn

- Creative use of ALL the features and workflows in Ableton Live 9

- How to write and produce your own release-ready tracks.

- A deeper understanding of the musical elements that are fundamental to your success as a modern electronic music producer.

- Perfect warping, sound quality control and vocal acapella treatment.

- Live shows, Dj sets, and promo mixes.

- Creative strategies and step-by-step techniques for remixing and re-editing in Live.

- How to create your own sounds that are purely unique and reflect you as an artist.

- How to use all instruments in Ableton’s Live 9 Suite to help you use the software to its full potential.

- Writing techniques for chord progressions, basslines, melodic lead-lines and harmonic structures (Electronic Music Theory).

- The best ways to develop tracks, creating impactful build ups, breakdowns and drops.

- Techniques for moving beyond loops and turning good sections into full tracks.

- How to prepare, start and finish your own professional mix.

- A deeper understanding of the mixing tools available to you and best-practice techniques for how to use them (compressors, EQs, limiters, reverbs etc).

- Strategies and techniques for handling bass to maximum impact.

- How to properly prepare your tracks for mastering and how to self master when necessary.

 

Modules Included

All modules below link to their corresponding modules:

1. Begin
2. Create & Destroy
3. Sound Design & Synthesis with Ableton Live 9
4. Music Theory for Electronic Music Production
5. Arrangements: Structure & Flow
6. Mixing & Mastering @ Liveschool & Studios 301

 

Inclusions

- Save up to 40% on Ableton Live software

- An extensive collection of printed notes

- Perfectly crafted online videos, delivered at the right time to help fast-track your progress.

- Rare synths and meticulously-sampled instruments created exclusively for our students

- Ongoing trainer support via email, face-to-face, phone or Skype.

- Certificate of completion

Course Details

Location: Ableton Liveschool, Kings Cross, Sydney

 

Course Structure & Materials:

- 6 modules and 6 creative breaks
- 46 weeks total
- 26 studio sessions
- 3 hours per in-class session
- A recommended 3 hours of outside creative project time per week.
- Printed notes & Ableton exercises handed out every session.
- Excursion to FBi Radio as part of the Sound Design module.
- Perfectly crafted online videos, delivered at the right time to help fast-track your progress.

Produce Music is one month of face-to-face training followed by one month of creative break. This cycle repeats as students progress through each module.

 

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 8

 

Trainers & Course Developers:

The greatest part about delving so deep into music production with our ‘Produce Music’ program is that you get the opportunity to learn from the many established artists that we have as trainers and course developers here. These include,

Harley Streten / Michael Di Francesco / Elizabeth Rose / Yama Indra / George Nicholas / Adam Maggs / Anthony Garvin / Mitch Kenny / Francis Xavier / Sameer Sengupta / Thomas McAlister.

 

Student Support & Feedback:

- Trainer feedback available during every session.

- 1 FREE one-on-one 30 minute catchup sessions is available per module with our student support team. We recommend this be used after you have completed your study as a feedback session on your major project or to consolidate any small questions you have on the topics covered during the course.

- During your creative breaks, you have access to on-call/email student support and a wealth of online videos.

 

Call to discuss your personalised schedule and start date: 02 8065 6913 

FAQ

How many people in the course?

There will be a maximum of 8 students (minimum 4).

 

Why this class size?

4 people is the minimum necessary for good collaboration between students, and 8 people is a comfortable maximum to ensure high level contact between you and the producers teaching the class.

 

Can I bring my own laptop?

Yes you can, or we can provide one for you if you need it.

 

What if others are at a different skill level than me?

We carefully construct each course to be customised to the level of each student, so you will work on tasks challenging enough to take you specifically to your next level.

 

What skills or experience do I need to have before taking this course?

None really. As long as you are comfortable with day-to-day computer skills (navigation, opening, saving, etc), everything else you need to know will be covered on the job.

 

Do I need to buy anything before I start the course?

It is recommended you own a copy of Ableton Live to successfully complete this course. All other equipment is provided for the course.

A Free 30 Day license of Ableton Live is available for first time users. Our students are also eligible for a discount of up to 40% OFF regular Ableton Live pricing.

 

What happens if I don’t complete my final production projects on time?

During the course you are given creative projects to work on. These help you put your learning into action, while progressing your skills at a comfortable pace. If any of your productions aren’t complete by the due date, there is no penalty – the projects are about creativity and production quality. If you are falling behind for any reason, we can provide one-to-one training to help catch you back up.

 

What if my circumstances change and I can’t attend one or more sessions?

After booking your course you are responsible for attending all dates and we do not refund, nor accept any liability for your loss of course time. Sorry, but that’s the trade-off for the small class sizes. Alternatively, you are able to transfer your booking to another date or course if you contact us one months before the course begins. This gives us enough time to fairly try and fill the seat.

If you miss a class/es during your course we have three make-up options available to you, subject to availability:

  • Waiting list for a future session with an available seat. With a class size of 8 people, spare seats are rare, but if it becomes available you can sit this session for free.
  • 50% module booking. We offer a 50% re-sit discount to students wishing to re-take a complete module for further immersion. The 50% applies to complete modules regardless of how many sessions you retake, and for 2 or more sessions it is often more cost-effective to do this.
  • Private tuition session. Dates and times are flexible, and pricing is available here

 

Are Instalment Plans Available?

Instalment plans are available and we can get you started with a simple deposit followed by affordable monthly payments. To organise an Instalment plan that is right for you please call our studios on 02 8065 6913

 

What happens if i can’t make my monthly instalment or an instalment fails?

  • Paypal will try again automatically in 3 days to debit your account
  • Paypal will try again automatically in 5 days after the first time the instalment failed. If this attempt to debit your account is unsuccessful, Paypal automatically cancels your Instalment Plan.
  • When your instalment plan is cancelled by Paypal your seats for your remaining Liveschool courses will be re-listed online for sale*.

If you foresee that you won’t be able to make an instalment on-time please contact us here and let us know immediately. There are a few options available to you but the sooner you let us know the more chance there will be to keep you attending all modules as arranged.

*Note: it is impossible to recommence a cancelled instalment plan and a new one must be created if you wish to continue your study, this results in a $50 Liveschool admin fee.

 

Can i cancel or defer my enrolment?

Yes, but If you wish to cancel your instalment schedule or defer your enrolment for Produce Music then Liveschool requires one months notice before your monthly instalments can stop. This gives you, the student, the freedom to defer or discontinue your study at any time, for whatever reason without being liable for the full course fee. It also provides Liveschool with enough time to hopefully fill your seat in our specialised modules.

 

Can i start an instalment plan and then finish my instalments with one large payment?

Too easy.

When you’re ready to make your final payment please contact us here and we’ll be happy to help. Please note however this will not entitle you to the discount available to students who pay via the Upfront Payment Method.

 

Can i start with a large upfront payment to reduce my monthly instalments?

Yes.

Simply contact us here and we’ll be happy to help. Please note however this will not entitle you to the discount available to students who pay via the Upfront Payment Method.