Mondays 6PM — 9PM

from January 7
to February 18

$300.00

7 class sessions
+ student showcase

dadageek hq

2015 East Riverside Dr
Building 7BA

Austin, Texas 78741

 
 
class information
 
 ADAM FANGSRUD

ADAM FANGSRUD

WHY WE <3 ABLETON LIVE

Music production in Ableton Live offers incredible versatility for a wide variety of artists and performers, from traditional instrumentalists to sample choppers to live loopers, DJs, and installation artists.

 
 
 
 

CREATE DIGITAL SOUNDS / MUSIC

Learn to produce music in Ableton Live

In this class, Ableton Certified Trainer Adam Fangsrud (Flatliner, Kro) will guide students through all of the necessary steps to get musical ideas out of their heads and into polished finished tracks. Although this is an introductory course, even seasoned producers can benefit from the content, which breaks music production in Ableton Live into bite-sized pieces and helps compartmentalize the different steps of the production process. This analytical yet creative approach ensures that musicians don’t get overwhelmed with options or crippled with writer’s block.  By the end of this course, students can expect to understand the unique workflows made possible by Ableton Live, including drum racks, instrument racks, effects routing, warping, moving between Session and Arrangement view, and more. Students can look forward to having one or more tracks completely arranged, mixed, and ready to play loud.

 
 
 

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This course is suitable for both beginners and for more seasoned music producers who struggle with any of the steps needed to fully realize their musical vision, whether it be conceptualizing, sequencing, sound design, arrangement, or mixing.


 
 
 

The class culminates with each student creating an individually or collaboratively designed digital performance or interactive work to display at the dadageek showcase. You can check out past showcase performances here.

 
 
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Key skills 

 
  • Designing basses, leads, pads and arpeggios using Live Instruments and VSTs

  • Drum programming using Drum Racks

  • Using MIDI controllers with Live

  • Mixing using Live Audio Effects

 
 
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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Materials

 

laptop with Ableton Live installed (30-day free trial)

We will provide each student with an Arturia MiniLab Universal MIDI Controller for class use (available for purchase at a discounted cost)

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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Requirements

 

An interest in sound and/or electronic music

No prior coding experience necessary

 
about your instructor
 
 Adam Fangsrud

Adam Fangsrud

Adam is a co-organizer of the Austin Ableton User Group and can often be found lecturing at Ableton related events and meetups.

 
 
 
 Adam Fangsrud

Adam Fangsrud

Adam Fangsrud is an electronic musician, audio engineer, and Ableton Certified Trainer.  He is the owner and head engineer at Red Sun Mastering, and plays in the retro synth duo Flatliner (Holodeck Records) as well as the solo hardware techno project Kro.

 
 
 
 
 
 

He is also a sound designer specializing in generative music, with an emphasis on evolutionary computing, artificial life, and genetic algorithms. 

 
 

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