Music Production Courses
Music Production Course
Music Production Course


(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.


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-slicing
  • 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
  • Tracks
  • 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
  • Pedal

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
  • Panning
  • General keyboard shortcuts
  • Session View keyboard shortcuts
  • Arrangement View keyboard shortcuts
  • Grouping tracks
  • Freezing Tracks
  • Routing
  • 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

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