This course is an introduction to the unique and innovative software Ableton Live. The course will cover setting up and using audio and midi clips, arranging your track, utilising the session and arrangement views, effects and processing, mixing and mastering and live performance.





By the end of the course the participants will be able to use Ableton Live with audio and midi, clips and effects, to arrange and produce their own music. 


Week 1


The live concept. 

Various ways of producing music with Ableton Live

The interface

MIDI & Audio


Week 2

Creating Drum Loops and working with MIDI

Using MIDI and drum racks

Creating your own drum racks


Week 3

Working with Audio

Warping concept

Synchronising and editing audio 


Week 4

Using Effects and Controllers

MIDI controllers set up and mapping

Using audio and MIDI effects


Week 5

Working in Session View

Crafting a structure in session view

Using clip envelopes

Clip triggering


Week 6

Arranging, mixing, mastering, performance

Traditional arrangement technique

Editing and navigating in the arrangement view

Performance and Live arrangement

Mixing and mastering Your Tune

Exporting your mix


Duration: 6 weeks

Dates: Wednesdays: 21 January - 25 February 2015

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: £216 (VAT incl)

Tutor: Duncan Chave

Participants: 6

Venue: Phoenix Media computer suite, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy street, Exeter, EX4 3LS


1:1 Tuition

We offer 1-1 tuition course arranged as required from £35 per hour

We also offer FREE 20 min consultations.


About us

At Sound Gallery Studios we have carefully designed courses and workshops which go beyond the nuts and bolts of software education and aim to inspire you to create, record and produce your own music with the help of music industry professionals. Whether you are a beginner or have advance knowledge of music production, our courses will help you take your music to the next level. We also run masterclasses in association with the Analogue to Digital Music Expo and our education partners: Time+Space, Native Instruments, Integrity Records and Super Audio Mastering.



For more information and to book a place contact Maria Peters through our website or call 01392-495301