Are you interested in electronic music?
Want to learn how to make your own music on the computer? Or would you just like to see what the music program Ableton Live can do for you as a musician, songwriter and producer?
Electronic music is a broad term and technology is involved in pretty much every track released today – regardless of genre. Therefore, we refrain from teaching specific styles, but examine what characterizes e.g. house, breakbeat, pop, drum and bass, trap and so on. We listen to and we do what the team finds interesting, within Rumkraft’s curriculum.
Here's What You'll Learn
- Live’s interface – Session / Arrangement View, Clip / Track View, transport, clip control
- Push – playing and programming drums, melody and harmony, setting scales
- The mixer – mute, solo, volume, naming and colouring tracks and clips
- Working with clips – audio, MIDI, loops, different launch options, importing clips
- Warping – warp modes and working creatively with warp markers
- Live’s browser – Loading the built-in instruments, effects, and presets
- Getting help – Info View and the Live manual
- Song arrangement, reverse engineering, and subtractive arrangement
- Exporting your song to an audio file
- Drum Rack – load a kit and make a beat
- Different styles of drum beats – house, broken, reggae, drum and bass, rock
- Beat programming on Push – automation, swing, nudge, velocity
- Customize your own drum kit with Impulse or Drum Rack, saving presets
- Slice to New MIDI Track – beats, melodies, etc.
- Basic music theory
- C minor scale
- C major scale
- Chord progressions
- Constructing melodies and harmonies
- Analog – get comfortable with synthesis, understand the basic waveforms, use presets from Live’s library and create your own baseline, pad, chord, and lead sound, saving presets
- Modulation – make your sounds come alive with envelopes, filtering, and LFOs
- Instrument Racks and macros Level 1
- Mixing level 1 – home studio mixing, monitors / speakers, microphones, sound cards
- Recording audio in Live from external sources – instrument or microphone
- EQing with EQ8 and filtering with Auto Filter
- Effects – Reverb and delay
- What to have on your master channel
Key Course Features
Here’s what to expect to get you on your way:
What Should I bring?
A computer with Ableton Live 11 Suite installed (download a free trial via Ableton.com here) – we have computers with Ableton Live 11 Suite available on Rumkraft (PC & Mac) which you can borrow during the course (they are not to take home). If you use our computers, REMEMBER a USB connector so you can take your work home.
Is this course in english?
The course is in Danish, unless there are non-Danish speaking participants on the team, then teaching will be in English