Part 1: Setup & Introduction
In this part we are setting up Ableton, downloading the files, talking about the general workflow and getting started.
Part 2: Building the basics (Arrangement View)
In this part we are starting with the production of a drum pattern, adding kicks, claps, high hats and other percussion elements. We then tweak those sounds to taste and add effects to make them sit nicely together. We're also adding the first instruments, bass sounds, stabs, pads and arpeggios. Then, we're designing effects to support the general atmosphere of the track.
Part 3: Putting it together
This part is focussed on the song arrangement. We are discussing how to set up a typical club arrangement, where to add tiny and longer break parts, how to develop tension and when and how to release it. We're producing intro and build-up parts, the arrangement towards our main drop and the developments after the main drop as well as the outro.
Part 4: Working on transitions
This section is focussed on fine-tuning the arrangement, we are trying to get our transitions as natural and smooth as possible, making use of lots of tricks and effects along the way.
Part 5: Finalizing - Mixing and Mastering
In this finalizing part we are cleaning up our project to prepare it for our mixing stage. The mixing stage is one of the most important steps before mastering, so we are trying to get everything as clean and well organized as possible. We are talking about different mixing techniques in this part too. Then we are entering the mastering stage, setting up a complete mastering chain using only Ableton built-in effects and discussing why we are choosing the elements in that way.
Part 6: Bonus videos
This section contains an Ableton-refresher for everybody feeling that its been a while since their last Ableton session. We also added videos on how to create custom audio effects and racks in Ableton Live and how to set up your own instruments, just using multiple recordings. We are also addressing important differences between the Ableton versions 9.2 and 9.5 and higher.
After having taken this class, you'll have seen a complete production process first hand, starting from nothing and working through all the different important stages of the production process, from start to finish. The track we are making is inspired by artists like Ame, Boris Brechja and of course, Francois Rengere.
You want to see the complete production process step by step and follow along at your own pace. You want a comprehensive understanding of Ableton Live. You are interested in creating tracks, drums, sound designs on your own in a professional way. You are looking to understand the deeper levels of Ableton Live and you like to see how to start from scratch going all the way to the finished, mixed & mastered product.
This is a very hands-on and deep class showing you how to produce a track from scratch - with tons of content, tricks, and tips on production, workflow, beat design, sound design, mixing and mastering. You’ll be getting the complete finished track as template session you can play around with. Additionally you’re getting all the drum samples and MIDI files to work with.
Through the whole course we will be using Ableton Live 9 Standard Edition. We are also using one external plugin: Native Instruments Massive in a version higher than 1.3.xx. So if you are running these two, you are good to go. If you want to make use of the provided Ableton Project, be sure to run a version of Ableton Live 9.7 or higher.
I'm Francois, classically trained musician and music producer from Germany with an insatiable passion for great sound design, audio engineering and electronic music production. I've released music on labels such as Universal Music, Parquet Recordings, Jannowitz Records and others. Maybe you've also seen some of my tutorials on our YouTube channel "Production Music Live". While constantly on the lookout for new sound design techniques, I decided to share some of my knowledge and skills along the way. You can find some of my music on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/francoisrengere
@prodmusiclive I just want to thank you for your Harmony & Chord course. Just started and I am understanding music so much better!— Lorenzo Hernandez (@Noobdewd) December 1, 2016
Hey, really follow @prodmusiclive and check out their videos, so awsome to learn. Im proud of producers like that, teaching so much. GREAT!!
— M!KE (@mikii95) 20. Juli 2015
@prodmusiclive Your course on Harmony and Chord progressions is what I've always needed to get into musical theory. Thanks guys!— C. Alexandre (@AlexandreCoin) November 29, 2016
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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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Nothing is needed for watching the course. If you want to follow along step-by-step, you might need to have specific software installed. By scrolling up, you’ll find a section containing the specific requirements for this course. Make sure you have the mentioned necessary software, packs and plugins installed on your system. Our Harmony Course doesn't require any software in the basic version. If you're not completely sure, hit us with a quickemail.
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If you're getting the basic course option, a download link will be provided above or below the video of the first or second lecture of the course (usually named 'Setup & Downloads'). In case you're getting the course with one of the pack options, the additional packs will be delivered to you via email.
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If you already have a courses account, the new course will be added to your profile (assuming you buy it using the same email address associated with that account). If you have an account but buy a new course using a different email, get in touch and we will manually add it to your existing account.
Yes absolutely. The offered bundles give the best value by far with an extra discount of at least 30% on the usual shop prices. Including more sound packs, you'll get a perfect start to dive deeper. You'll be able to reverse engineer the project files and discover how to improve your own productions.