The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory (NYC) is offering a special 24 hour: Ableton Live Certified Intensive Training from July 17 to August 9, 2017.
This course will be taught by bassist/producer/Ableton Certified Trainer and Director of the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory Dan Freeman (CØm1x). Dan is on the faculty of New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where he designed the Ableton Live curriculum. An expert on live performance with Ableton and the Ableton Push, he launched both the Push 1 and Push 2 at events in New York City.
He has given workshops on Ableton Live and performed at festivals, universities and schools worldwide including at: SXSW (Austin, US), Harvard University (US), Berklee College of Music, Semana de Musica Avanzada (Guatemala City), The Strøm Festival (Denmark), Berghain (Berlin), IATEC (Brazil), AIMEC (Brazil) The Universidad de Caldas (Colombia), The International Museum and Library of Music (Bologna, Italy), Argenlive (Buenos Aires), Tecnologico Monterrey (Mexico City), The Universidad de Santiago (Chile) and at Sonar (Spain)
This course will meet twice weekly from Monday, July 17 to Wednesday August 9, 2017 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 at Mirror in the Woods (575 Union St, Brooklyn, NY) It will be limited to 14 students.
The course will cover the following topics:
Part I: Building Beats
- How to construct beats with Ableton Live’s Drum Rack
- Building kicks with synths
- Techniques for writing great beats
- Mixing and sound designing beats
- Beat making with the Ableton PUSH 2
Part II: Building Bass Lines
- How to sound design a bass sound on an Analog synth using Ableton’s Analog and the Arturia Microbrute
- How to write a good bass line
- Techniques for fattening up bass
- Recording and using electric bass
Part III: Pads, Stabs. Melody
- How to create dynamic and interesting pads and stabs using Ableton’s Operator, Analog and Instrument and Audio Effect Racks.
- Designing lead sounds using Ableton’s Sampler instrument and multisampling
- Utilizing external synths in your production
- Reverb and Delay techniques for space
- Basic Max for Live Effects
- Controlling external synths like the Arturia Microbrute
Part IV: Vocals
- Students will focus on techniques for recording and mixing vocals in Ableton Live 9.
- Students will learn about compression and EQ techniques for vocals
- Students will learn how to build a vocoder.
Part V: Mixing & Performance
- Students will learn how to mix a track in a laptop studio
- Students will learn how to set up and prepare a mix
- Proper mix effect chains
- Saturation, EQ, Compression and Delay
- Setting up mix reverbs and delays
- Mix bus effects.
- How to set up a live set in Ableton Live.
- Students will receive a basic mix template.
- Performance techniques with the Ableton PUSH 2 and Link.
To reserve a spot, please feel free to either pay in full or put down a deposit of $200. A DEPOSIT MUST BE PAID BY JULY 16, 2017 TO RESERVE A SPOT IN THE COURSE. Full payment will be due on August 19, 2017. Payment can be made by credit card, PayPal or in person at Mirror in the Woods.
STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS and HEADPHONES
For more information, contact the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory at: [email protected]m
For more on the course, visit the Facebook event page
The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory is an independent company working in partnership with educational institutions and manufacturers. This course has not been authorized or sponsored or otherwise approved by Ableton AG.