Introduction to Ableton Live


8 weeks

Day and time:

Thursdays or Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Next course: Starting date
Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview

Related subjects

Composing, Computer Music

Department Music

Mariano Nunez-West


Richard Hoggart Building, Room 269

Increasingly used by creative musicians in a variety of settings, Ableton Live is a powerful, flexible and intuitive music production and performance environment.

Many thanks to Mariano for an excellent Ableton course. he clearly knew the subject matter inside out and structured the course so that users from any musical background could learn what they needed to know for their particular objectives. it's made me keen to undertake a further music production & mastering course at Goldsmiths in the near future.

Participant, 2017

Ableton Live can be used for writing, arranging and mixing like a traditional DAW but also contains unique features allowing for improvisation, live triggering, live looping, effect processing, modular synthesis and randomisation. The performance elements can easily become part of a writing and production process, greatly expanding the possibilities of making music on a computer without the need for fiddly programming. This course gives you a solid grounding in the basics of using Live for music creation, enabling you to explore some of the powerful in-depth features and learn how to tailor its operation to your own way of working.

Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018 - Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018

How to Apply

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