Get a jumpstart with learning Ableton Live and get straight to making music.

What is in the course?

Ableton Live gives us access to new ways of understanding music, performance, DJing, and recording. To fully utilize the Ableton Live you need a basic understanding of the core functionality of the program. This course will teach you everything you need to know to wield the power of Ableton Live. We will give you complete control over Warp Markers, Session View, navigating the browser, recording, editing, and more.
  • What is Ableton Live?
    • Intro and Overview of Live
  • Navigating Ableton Live
    • Building Blocks of Live
    • Tracks in Ableton Live
      What are Clips Overview
  • Controlling Timing
    • How to look at Timingin music with Ableton Live
      • Time Sig.
      • BPM
      • Fitting Audio together with Warping
    • DJing with Ableton Live Activity
  • Deeper Control with Clip Box
    • Editing Audio with the Clip Box
      • Clip Box Navigation
      • Volume, Transpose, Loop Length
  • Recording Audio
    • Setting up your Sound Card
    • Routing with i/o in Live
    • Example of recording in Live using external gear
    • Simple Editing with Warp markers
  • Recording New Parts – MIDI
    • What is MIDI?
    • How MIDI working in Live
      • Recording MIDI with the keyboard or MIDI Controller
      • Simple Midi Editing and Writing in MIDI by hand
      • Scale, Chord, and Quantization
      • Writing Chords and Melodies in Live
  • Taking Control with MIDI Mapping
    • How to map a MIDI Controller in Live
    • MIDI Map Mode
  • Music Production with Arrangement View
    • Linear Production and Non Linear
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Arrangement View
    • Navigating Arrangement View
      • Locator Bar
      • Arrangement Looping
      • Folding Tracks and Groups
      • Extending Clips
      • Clip Fades
  • Arrangement vs Session View
    • Overview of Linear and non linear editing in Live
    • Editing in Session View
  • Shaping the Sounds with Effects
    • Adding this with effects
    • Dropping in Effects from the browser
    • Draw in automation with Envelopes
    • Looping envelopes and un locked
    • Recording Automation Live with Session Record
  • Creating and Changing Presets
    • Changing an Effect
    • Saving it as a Preset
    • User Library and Live’s Library
    • Changing an INstrument
    • Audio Effect Racks
    • Instrument Effects Racks
  • Access to a computer. It can be either Mac or PC.
  • Broadband internet connection.
  • A working copy of Live 9. Live Standard or Suite is recommended, although almost all of the course can be done with Live 9 Intro.
  • Headphones or studio monitors.
  • A MIDI keyboard controller is recommended, but not required.

Who It’s For:

  • Complete beginners
  • Musicians Moving from Another DAW
  • Intermediate Users as a Review
  • Bedroom Producers
  • Performers Wanting to use Live

What You’ll Get:

  • 6+ Hours of Course Videos
  • Downloadable Example Sets
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Updates to the Curriculum for one year

What You’ll Learn:

  • Navigating Ableton Live
  • Editing MIDI
  • Building Your Tracks Arrangement
  • Basic DJing with Ableton Live
  • Using Audio Effects
  • Recording Audio

Full Length Previews from the Course:

Here are a few videos taken directly from the course to give you an idea of the quality and information.

Personalized Instruction

If you would like more one on one instruction, then we highly suggest getting the course and then taking a few one hour classes online with Ableton Live Certified Trainer Isaac Cotec. This can give you the best of both worlds with flexible classes with the online course, and private instruction when you have time.

The online calls will be over Zoom, it’s a similar program to Skype. Zoom allows us to share screens online, stream audio, and even record the class for future review. It’s like having a teacher right at your workstation.  Well, in a futuristic sort of way. Classes can easily be scheduled online. Read more at:


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Satisfaction guarantee

I am here to help inspire your music, not sell snake oil. If you are not as excited about this course as I am, or have no become a better producer by taking the course, then I will refund your money.

  • It’s simple: Try the ENTIRE course. If you don’t love it, just email me at ANY TIME during the first 30 days and show me you’re doing the exercises and not getting results. I’ll refund 100% of your price.  I’ll even eat the credit-card processing costs.
  • I built my own course, because I have stumbled in the dark before. I’ve been down the YouTube rabbit hole and wanted to develop super high-quality material that you can’t find anywhere else. This course is a concise breakdown of not only the how, but the why of music production in Ableton Live. It’s the culmination of 8 years of music production, and hundreds of hours of course creation.