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Electronic Music production

BA-01
Duration: 1.5 months 
course fee: 76700 (INCL GST)
CLASS DAYS: Weekends (sat-sun) 
total classes: 12
software: ableton live
Requirements: None

Class 1:

  • What is a Digital Audio Workstation

  • Signal Flow | Equipment You Need

  • Setting Up Your System

  • Setting Audio Preferences

  • Setting MIDI Preferences

  • Optimizing Performance

  • Introduction to Session View

  • Understanding Ableton’s Interface

  • Live’s Browser

  • Loading, Playing, Stopping, Copying and Moving Clips

  • MIDI and Audio Clip Properties

  • Working with Scenes

  • Setting Tempo and Meter Changes to Scenes

Class 2:

  • Using Live’s Browser

  • Auditioning Clips and Devices

  • Understating File Structure and Saving Live Set

  • Managing Files

  • Exporting Clips and Devices

  • Preparation to Record MIDI

  • Recording and Overdubbing MIDI

  • Using Computer to Enter MIDI

  • Using the Step Sequencer to Enter MIDI

  • Using the Pencil Tool to Enter MIDI

  • Understanding MIDI Editor

  • Configuring Grids

  • Quantizing | Quantizing with Grooves | Live Quantizing

  • Fold View in the Editor | Legato Option

  • Editing MIDI Velocities

Class 3:

  • Using Multi-Output Devices

  • Recording Audio

  • Different Monitoring Modes

  • Understanding 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

  • Using Locaters

  • Editing Regions in Arrangement View

  • Re-Working Clips

Class 4:

  • Live’s Mixer

  • Exclusive Arm and Solo

  • Using Sends and Returns

  • Creating Manual Feedback for Returns

  • 2 Ways of Building Headphone Cues

  • Grouping Tracks

  • 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

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

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:

  • Vocoders in Detail

Class 11:

  • Using Dummy Clips for Live Effects

Class 12:

  • Novation Launchpad

  • Akai MPC

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