Ableton Live Basics
10d / 70h

The objective of this training is to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to produce and record his music with Ableton Live.
Topics will include computer science, recording and mixing techniques, the integration of external instruments and vocals, the use of Live instruments and third-party plug-ins.


Songwriters, artists, musicians


  • How to use Live to produce a song from start to finish
  • Understand and know how to use your equipment (sound card, microphone, keyboards, Push …) to be able to record audio and MIDI parts
  • Know how to use Live’s tools to quickly capture ideas
  • Know how to build and develop a song in arrangement
  • Create a clean and efficient draft before going to the studio


Week 1 :

Day 1 : Presentation of Live, handling of the Session window. Using audio / MIDI tracks.

Day 2 : Construction of the basic elements of a song (rhythm part, bass, chords). Recording an audio part. Using MIDI controllers.

Day 3Development of an Intro-Verse-Chorus-Bridge in Session. Use of Control Surfaces.

Day 4 Recording the song in Arrangement. Optimization of the structure, work on the temporal zones.

Day 5 Automation operation, evaluation and summary of the week.

Week 2 :
Day 1Mixing: audio effects, spacialization of sound, temporal effects.
Day 2Mixing the song: dynamic effects and equalization.
Day 3Pre-mastering of the song.
Day 4Reintegrate the finalized piece in Session for a stage performance.
Day 5Summary and assessment of achievements.
Detailed content on request


Hardware :
MacOS Workstation
Genelec studio monitors
RME Fireface 802 Soundcard
Controllers : Push 1&2, Novation RemoteZeroSL MkII, Launchpad, Lemur, Touchable, Native Instrument Maschine MkII, Maschine Jam
Synthesizers : Korg MS2000, Korg Minilogue, Volcas
Software : Ableton Live 9 & 10, Cubase 9, Komplete 11 Ultimate, Maschine, Serum, Melodyne
Microphones, Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Bass, various instruments 
Location :
The training center is located in Gambais, France in a studio less than 1h away from Paris in a calm and spacious environment.
It is possible to do the training elsewhere, jusk ask !


The fee for the training is 3300€ (Excl. Taxes)
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