Created with the word “advanced” in mind, this course challenges even the best student. Ableton Live itself is unusual and the composition and sound design techniques unique to the program are highlighted. Students familiar with other DAW’s are often surprised how a new approach can inspire new ideas.
Full of my personal discoveries and techniques, the material in this course can only be found here. It was a pleasure to create the thousands of words, hundreds of screenshots, hours of video, and many tunes that when into the course. I hope that you can share in my musical discoveries.
If you are considering taking my course, here are some links to help in your search:
- The official info on the course.
- Check out week 5 and learn about Sampler for free.
- A short interview with me about the course.
Have a look around my blog and get a feel for my teaching style. As of Summer ’09 I am the only instructor for the course, so included with the course is 12 weeks of my advice and support; here is my weekly approach:
- All grading is done on Monday; an announcement is made regarding that week’s material and any class-related specifics like chat time changes.
- An assignment is due each week, usually an mp3 and a post about it. While grading I reply to every assignment and post.
- The voluntary chat times function as both meeting places and virtual classrooms for extra topics: rewire, sound design, advanced sampling, production analysis, and student suggestions.
- A full featured discussion board is used for day-to-day questions. Off-topic discussions and student collaborations are encouraged.
- Required discussion questions are included in the course material. By posting links, analyzing tunes, and problem solving in Live, classmates talk about what was discovered in and out of the class.
Have Fun. Make Music.