About Course

A comprihensive 101 electornic music production courses taught by Satyam Sangwan aka Ripple Drift an Ableton Certified Trainer from New Delhi. This course covers how to use Ableton Live in order to produce electronic music. Starting from the very basics of Ableton Live 11, the course teaches you in and outs of Ableton Live and how to produce your music while undering the mixing aspect of it side by side to develop practices that enable you be fast and creative with all the advance tools. Classes will be taught online on zoom and physically in a professional studio at the Silk Road Studios, Greater Noida as per the comfort of the student's schedule.

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Class 1

  • Introduction to Ableton Live
  • Setting Inputs and Outputs
  • What is a DAW
  • Signal Flow | Equipment You Need
  • Preferences in Ableton Live 
  • Understanding Ableton’s Interface
  • Working with Scenes
  • Introduction to Live’s Browser
  • What is MIDI | MIDI & Audio Properties.

Class 2

  • Live’s Browser in detail
  • Auditioning Clips and Devices
  • Understating File Structure and Saving Live Set
  • Preparation to Record MIDI
  • Recording and Overdubbing MIDI
  • Using the Step Sequencer to Enter MIDI
  • Grids | Fold View in the Editor | Legato Option
  • Quantizing | Quantizing with Grooves | Live Quantizing
  • Editing MIDI Velocities | Note Expression | Chance 
  • Make a beat using what we learned.

Class 3

  • Recording Audio
  • Different Monitoring Modes
  • Understanding Session & Arrangement View
  • Grids in Arrangement View | Permanent Scrub Areas
  • Recording in Arrangement View
  • Using Punch-In and Punch-Out Switches
  • Recording from Session View to Arrangement View
  • Back to Arrange View Button
  • Grouping Tracks
  • Using Locaters
  • Editing in Arrangement View
  • Shortcuts for a fast workflow

Class 4

  • Live’s Mixer
  • Exclusive Arm and Solo
  • Dry/Wet | Series and Parallel FX
  • Using Sends and Returns
  • Creating Manual Feedback for Returns
  • 2 Ways of Building Headphone Cues
  • Using Effect Devices
  • The Hot Swap Switch
  • EQ and Filters
  • Soloing Different EQ Bands
  • EQ-ing in Stereo, L/R and M/S
  • Compressors and Dynamic Processing
  • Different Types of Delay Effect Processing
  • Using Reverb Effectively
  • Side-Chain Gating and Side-Chain Compression
  • Make a song using 5 or more tracks and use what we have learned.

Class 5

  • Using MIDI Effects
  • Arpeggiator | Chord | Scale
  • Keyboard Mapping | MIDI Controller Mapping | Instant Mapping
  • Automation Envelopes
  • Recording Real-Time Automation
  • Drawing Automation Manually
  • Automating Clips in Session View
  • Unlinking Clip Length and Automation Length
  • Editing Automation
  • Using Fades and Cross-Fades

Class 6

  • Warping Audio
  • Basics of Warping
  • Understanding all Different Warping Modes in Detail
  • Transient Markers and Warp Markers
  • Using Warp to Quantize Audio
  • Creating an Instrument Using Warp Markers
  • Exporting/Bouncing Audio from Arrangement and Session View
  • Freeze and Flatten Tracks

Class 7

  • Live’s Software Instruments
  • Impulse in Detail
  • Impulse as Multi-Output
  • Simpler in Detail
  • Isolating Chords from a Loop to Playback as an Authentic Chord
  • ​Simpler / Sampler  in Detail

Class 8

  • Live Racks
  • FX Racks
  • Nested Racks
  • Effects in Series and Parallel
  • Using FX Chains
  • Instrument Racks
  • Key-Zone Editor and Velocity-Zone Editor
  • Drum Racks
  • I/O, Sends and Returns Inside the Drum Rack
  • Choking Samples
  • Using Macros

Class 9

  • Launch Modes of Clips
  • Follow Actions in Detail
  • Making a Break-beat Using Follow Actions

Class 10

  • Recording Vocals efficiently. 
  • Practices to follow as a vocalist
  • How to produce a vocalist. 
  • Vocal Fx and Mixing techniques
  • Vocoders in Detail
  • Introduction to Auto-Tune & Melodyne.

Class 11

  • Make an Ableton set for live performance
  • Optimize your Ableton session. 
  • Using Dummy Clips to manage your live set
  • Max for Live Instruments, Midi & Audio effects
  • Creative Essentials | Packs

Class 12

  • Introduction to  Ableton Push 2 
  • Walkthrough basics of Push 2. 
  • How to make a track from scratch using Push 2
  • Introduction to Analog Synths
  • Connect an Analog synth with your Ableton set.

Class 13 Mixing 1

  • Gain Staging
  • Colour coding | Grouping | Management 
  • Fades | Editing | Cleaning
  • Levelling
  • Set the right Monitoring | What levels to mix on? 
  • Studio Monitor setup | Why do we need room acoustics?

Class 14 Mixing 2

  • Why & When to use EQ and Compression. 
  • EQ in detail | Types of EQ | Different EQ modes 
  • Compression in detail | Types of Compressors
  • Multi-Band Compressor | Multi-Band EQ | Difference btw both
  • Discuss various types of plugins in the market.

Class 15 Mixing 3

  • Reverb | Delay | Chorus | Phaser 
  • Parallel or Series FX 
  • Advance FX mixing techniques 
  • Automations with Return Tracks
  • Finalising the Mix 
  • Setting a correct Headroom for Mastering
  • Introduction to Mastering