Introduction to Music Production using Ableton

Ref: C3680596

Would you like to learn how to make original music using professional production software? On this Electronic Music Production course, participants will learn how to produce music using Ableton Live professional software and have access to a huge selection of sounds, samples and software to produce high quality pieces of music.

Course aim

To engage learners & develop creative and musical skills with an understanding of the key elements of music. Develop learners' skills to a level where they can make original music confidently using Ableton Live software.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Create, understand and utilise Audio and MIDI Tracks, Scenes and MIDI Clips
  • Connect a MIDI or others devices such as a keyboard, instruments and launchpads to play in notes, chords or drums as MIDI or Audio. Edit MIDI and Audio to understand quantizing and grooves
  • Access, understand and utilise browser functions with the software
  • Understand basic editing (e.g. move, copy, past, cut, split, consolidate etc.) within the arrangement and session views. Create and Edit Warp markers and Time stretch audio files.
  • Feel confident to use the software to produce music using audio and midi combined.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Ideally you will have access to a laptop or desktop computer so you can install the software and take part in the tutor-led activities during and in-between the lessons.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to Music Production using Ableton


This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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