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By Will Kinsella, Music Producer / Lecturer

How to Make Electronic Music with Ableton

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

How to Make Electronic Music is a crash course in making music with Ableton Live Suite created by Berlin based music producer and sound engineer Hybrasil (aka Will Kinsella). The learning techniques applied here have evolved from over a decade of developing learning programs and working with artists of all levels. This course cuts through the noise and teaches you what you need to know to make records in Ableton. It is our belief that anyone can make music if they have the passion and they are willing to put in the work. This course will help you establish a creative workflow that will help you navigate Ableton Drums, Synths, Sampler instruments and use them effectively in the creative process. WHO IT'S FOR This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate producers who are looking to learn a new workflow, speed up their creative process, and gain a deeper understanding of Ableton's architecture. WHAT YOU LEARN How to Make Music in Ableton Live 10 How to program drums How to use Ableton Drum Racks How to develop a workflow that generates results How to use Ableton synths such as Operator and Wavetable How to write and arrange your track. Working with MIDI & Audio FX Creative Sampling and Audio Splicing How to mix and balance your track. How to use EQ and Compression COURSE BACKGROUND How to Make Electronic Music is the foundation block of Elevator Program. It evolved from a series of sold out Ableton Crash Courses at Dublin Institute of Technology. Over the course of a year, Will Kinsella worked with artists of all different levels and helped them overcome their creative blocks and enabled them to master the arrangement/composition process.

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Course overview - 26

  • Introduction to Ableton Live

  • Section 1: Drum Programming

  • Introduction to Drum Programming

  • Drum Programming & Sequencing

  • Ableton Groove Templates

  • Section 2: Working with Ableton Synths

  • Introduction to Operator Synth

  • Introduction to Wavetable Synth

  • Discussing Analog & Max for Live Instruments

  • Section 3: Synth Programming & MIDI FX

  • Synth Layering & Creating Synth Leads with Operator

  • Working with MIDI Effects: Chords & Arpeggiators

  • Getting Started with Audio Effects

  • Section 4: Creative Sampling in Ableton

  • Ableton Sampler Instruments

  • Drum Slicing & Converting to MIDI

  • Creative Instrument Sampling

  • Section 5: Introduction to Mixing in Ableton

  • Preparing your Track for Mixing

  • Balancing Your Track

  • How to EQ your Mix

  • Compression & Audio Effects

  • Working with Drums & Reverb

  • Section 6: Arrangement with Ableton

  • Sequencing, Arrangement & Automation

  • Exporting & Road Testing Your Track

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Meet your instructor

Will Kinsella
Will KinsellaMusic Producer / Lecturer
Elevator Program was founded by Berlin-based artist and sound engineer Will Kinsella aka Hybrasil, who has performed at some of the world's leading clubs such as Panorama Bar Berlin, Amnesia & Space Ibiza. Over the years, he has built a wealth of experience, a deep record bag, and world-class production skills which have all landed him various successful releases on well-established labels. Having already made numerous appearances on Rekids, including his debut album Embers, Hybrasil has fast become a core artist on Radio Slave’s Berlin-based label. His music is a regular feature in the record bags of the world's Techno elite, including Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Alan Fitzpatrick. As a lecturer, he has delivered masterclasses and developed learning programs at SAE Institute in Berlin and Dublin Technical University. He first learned his craft on Neve and SSL Consoles as a house Engineer at Temple Lane & Grouse Lodge studios, most famously known as the studio where Michael Jackson recorded his last work. After Temple Lane he went on to engineer, mix, and master for globally renowned House and Techno artists, recently working as a Studio Technician and Mixing Engineer for Radio Slave and SRVD (Rekids). Will Kinsella has been developing learning programs for over 10 years. During this time he would lay the foundations of what would become Elevator Program. Working with artists of all levels and experience, he identified a process for helping music producers reach their creative potential and realise their artistic goals. He is now sharing his experience and his journey as an artist through Elevator Program. His involvement in the industry runs deep. In 2016 he was the first Irish promoter to bring the Jeff Mills Orchestra project to Ireland, he worked as a talent booker for Game Over / Carl Cox Ibiza (2017/2018) and he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Dublin Technical University in 2017.