Music Production Diploma Course

DJLive Production Studio Server Room2

(Authorised Ableton stockists and Educational Partner)

Course Fee: R6000 – Three Month Course

Our part-time Ableton Live course with the Push 2 Controller and Live 10 Software Suite, is held over a three month period, covering four comprehensive modules.

Students are expected to attend class twice a week for a two hour session each time. Times are flexible to suit students weekly timetable schedule. A Diploma Certification is awarded to the student after successfully completing the course.



Course Fee: R6000


Live is fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features, everything you need to make any kind of music.

Create in a traditional linear arrangement, or improvise without the constraints of a timeline in Live’s Session View.

Move freely between musical elements and play with ideas, without stopping the music and without breaking your flow.

Complete integrated studio

Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks

Unlimited Scenes

12 Send and Return tracks

256 mono audio input channels

256 mono audio output channels

Capture MIDI

Complex warp modes


Audio to MIDI

Max for Live

5000+ sounds

15 Software instruments

46 Audio effects

16 Midi Effects

Ableton in Education

Teaching creative expression requires tools to help students develop their technical skills and inspire them to find their own artistic voices. Through Ableton Live’s intuitive and easily grasped interface, students have access to a comprehensive digital audio workstation that encourages experimentation with its unique, non-linear workflow and customizability.

Welcome to Live

Both a powerful DAW and a versatile creative platform, Live allows you to teach broad fundamentals of composition and performance. Improvisation and experimentation are encouraged though Live’s unique Session View. Creative possibilities can be expanded with the programming environment Max for Live – a completely customizable creative laboratory, opening the ability to teach connections between code, art, technology and music.

Create with Live

With this flexibility, Live has proven itself to be an essential instructional resource for a wide range of curricula,  from the fundamentals of music production to advanced, multi-disciplinary artistic practice.

From creative tools for musicians and producers, to installations in museums and theaters through the fields of film, television, and advertising, Live software is the enabling technology behind countless real-world audio applications. Mastery of Live gives graduates foundational knowledge for careers in the creative industries.

Hands-on with Push

Students can learn the fundamentals of digital composition in a more instrumental context with Push, Ableton’s hardware instrument. With hands on control of rhythm, sounds and song structure and a uniquely creative approach to melody and harmony, Push puts the building blocks of music making at a student’s finger tips.

MODULE 1 – Setup

Introduction into Ableton Live 10 Suite and its capabilities as a DJ Live Production Platform.

Setting up an audio interface

Setting up MIDI

Configuring your audio ins and outs

Installing Packs

Using your sounds and samples

Setting your preferences

Saving Projects

Using defaults

Using third-party plug-ins

MODULE 2 – Interface 

Live’s user interface

Session View

Arrangement View


Live’s Browser: Overview

Live’s Browser: In depth

Hot swap and Browser Search

Saving presets

Detail View

File management and the Help View

Live’s Mixer

Groove Pool

Groove Pool – In depth

Transport bar and Follow behavior

Dual Screen Mode

What is in a Pack?

MODULE 3 – Instruments and Effects

Wavetable: Overview

Wavetable: Modulation

Wavetable: Unison Modes

Wavetable: Oscillator Effect Modes

Echo: Walkthrough

Echo: Character section

Echo: Modulation section

Drum Buss


MODULE 4 – Workflows

Recording MIDI

Capturing MIDI

Sequencing MIDI, part 1

Sequencing MIDI, part 2

Editing MIDI clips

Multi-Clip Editing

Editing audio clips in Arrangement View

Warping clips

Warping in Simpler

Exporting audio

Clip automation

Arrangement View automation

Automating Tempo Changes

MIDI mapping and key mapping

Quantizing MIDI

Moving between Session and Arrangement Views


General keyboard shortcuts

Session View keyboard shortcuts

Arrangement View keyboard shortcuts

Grouping tracks

Freezing Tracks


Using Ableton Link


Additional 2 weeks of practical time before graduation day!

Payment Terms: R6000 or two part payments of R3000 each.

Bookings and further info: Call (011) 886 9113 or 886 9291

For any further information please email us