Artist/Producer, Ableton Certified Trainer and Berklee College of Music Electronic Production and Design professor Dan Freeman will be teaching an 8 session, 24 hour course on the Fundamentals of Ableton Live 11 in his Williamsburg studio. The course will be limited to only four students. In this course we will cover the following:
- The Basics of the Ableton Interface and Basic Workflow
- Ableton’s Drum Rack and Beat Building in Ableton Live
- Warping in Ableton Live
- An Introduction To Ableton’s Analog and Drift Instruments and the Basics of Analog Synthesis
- An Introduction To Ableton’s Operator Instrument and the Basics of FM Synthesis
- An Introduction To Ableton’s Sampler and Simpler Instruments and The Basics of Sample-Based Synthesis
- An Introduction to Ableton’s Wavetable Instrument
- Recording Audio – Vocals and Instruments
- An Introduction To Ableton’s Audio and MIDI Effects
- Finishing A Track In Ableton Live
- Using Ableton’s Racks
- The Basics of Setting Up A Live Performance In Ableton Live
- Using Ableton Live As A Visual Platform
The goal of the course will be for students to complete a track in Ableton Live. It is based on the courses that Dan designed for NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and The Juilliard School. Students will complete the course with the ability to get around Ableton Live, but most importantly, to use it as a creative tool to produce their own music.
Dan Freeman is an artist, producer, music technologist based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn who has been an Ableton Certified Trainer for twelve years. He has toured extensively as an artist and presenter throughout Europe and Latin America including at Sonar (Barcelona), SXSW (Austin), Berghain (Berlin) and Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). He is an Assistant Professor in Berklee College of Music’s Electronic Production and Design department as well as on the faculty of the Juilliard School and New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. In 2015 he founded the Brooklyn Digital Conservatory primarily to bring electronic music producers from NYC to Latin America and since its founding, it has run courses in NYC, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Italy, Guatemala and Mexico.
- Students agree to treat all fellow students with utmost respect and kindness.
- Students agree to treat the surrounding equipment and structures with respect.
- Students agree to do their best to arrive on time.
- If a student misses a class, the instructor will provide a 45 minute Zoom catch-up session.