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Ableton Live 7: The Essentials

Study 365

Ableton Live 7: The Essentials

Are you a budding music producer? Maybe creating music is a hobby of yours? Perhaps you’re a music student?

This Ableton Live 7: The Essentials course will be your ultimate, in depth guide to the software that is used by many music producers, both professional and novice. Ableton Live 7 is an excellent tool that can be used for recording, arranging, mixing and mastering music. You can also use it for live performances, and DJ sets. This software is the long-standing favourite of professional electronic music producers, and you could be the next, with Study365.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, tutor support and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Course Curriculum :

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the following key modules:

 1: Quick Start
1. The Ableton Live Interface, Dragging and Dropping Loops
2. Creating Multiple Scenes, Making An Arrangement, Recording An Arrangement
3. Editing, Mixing and Exporting

2: Getting Started
1. Installing Ableton Live
2. Setting Up Preferences, Audio Preferences, MIDI Preferences
3. Ableton Live Interface
4. The Browser
5. The Toolbars
6. Audio Tracks
7. MIDI Tracks
8. The Master Track
9. The Arrangement View
10. Navigating the Live Interface
11. Operation Techniques
12. Creating Templates

3: Working With Clips
1. Clip Basics, Clip Views, Track Views
2. Working With Audio Clips
3. The Sample Box and Sample Display
4. The Envelopes Box
5. Warping Audio Clips
6. Working With MIDI Clips
7. MIDI Clip Editing
8. Launching Clips
9. Recording and Exporting An Arrangement With Clips

4: Recording and Editing
1. Basic MIDI Recording
2. MIDI Recording With Your Computer Keyboard
3. MIDI Recording In The Arrangement View
4. Editing MIDI Recordings
5. Audio Recording Setup
6. Audio Recording Session View
7. Creating Audio Clips From A Recording
8. Creating Multiple Clips From A Recording
9. Audio Recording in The Arrangement View

5: Plug-In Effects
1. Using the Included Audio Effects
2. Using the Included MIDI Effects
3. Sends and Returns
4. Beat Repeat Basics
5. Arpeggiator Basics
6. Third Party Audio Units and VST Effects
7. Effects Racks

6: Virtual Instruments
1. Using The Impulse Drum Sampler
2. Using The “Simpler” Sampler
3. The Drum Rack Part 1
4. The Drum Rack Part 2
5. Third Party Audio Units and VST Instruments
6. Inside Instrument Racks
7. Creating Instrument Racks
8. Key Mapping

7: Creating a Complete Song
1. MIDI Mapping
2. Preparing and Recording and Arrangement
3. Automation Basics
4. Final Mix and Exporting

What will I learn?

• To navigate Ableton Live 7
• How to set up Ableton Live 7
• How to work with clips
• How to record and edit
• How to use plug in effects
• How to use virtual instruments
• How to create a complete song

Course Duration:

You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Ableton Live 7: The Essentials.

Presenter Info

Cliff Truesdell is a musician, songwriter, recording engineer and the author of “Mastering Digital Audio Production: The Professional Music Workflow with Mac OS X (Sybex)”. Working at Take Root Recording in San Francisco’s Mission district, Cliff’s credits as a musician, composer and producer include three CDs with his band the Black Furies as well as original music for independent movies, video games and television shows including MTV’s “Real World and Road Rules”

Course Code S 0128
College Name Study 365
Course Category Adobe, Computers & IT (Information Technology)
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Westmeath, UK
Course Fee 39
Course Duration 365 days
Entry Requirements Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
Career Path Musician or Singer - £26,036 per annum Music Producer - £25,025 per annum Disc Jockey (DJ) - £24,004 per annum
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