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Class 01: Producing a full track from scratch

Producing a modern track from scratch in Ableton Live 9 (complete ~4h class with Francois)

PML Full Course - In depth track from scratch

Starting with a basic drum loop, creating custom sound designs, arranging a full song, mixing and mastering the finished product.

What you're getting

  • ~ 4 hours of in-depth studio session with Francois
  • Full Ableton-only class template
  • MIDIs and Drum Samples
  • 20% discount code for everything on our website
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  • Its a brand new class, grab your 25% test period discount code (on our facebook / instagram) and enroll in class now:  Go to class page


Over 21 sessions and around 4 hours of content!
  • Produce and complete a professional sounding track using Ableton Live
  • Create unique sound designs using Ableton instruments
  • Use samples to edit, arrange, and create unique tracks and beats of your own.
  • How to achieve great soundscapes using audio effects
  • Hands on course showing you a producers workflow. Focus on sound design and technique
  • Kickstart your productions with our material - full template session and samples included in this course!
What are the requirements?
  • We’re using Ableton Live 9 Suite only. If you don’t have a copy of Ableton Live 9 Suite, a great way to start would be using the trial version (free for 30 days). We won't be using any third party plugins in this course
  • If you've opened a DAW like Ableton, Logic or FL Studio before and know that hitting the space bar will start and stop the playback, that would be great.
  • Having spent a couple of minutes in Ableton to check out the basic interface
  • You want to know how to produce a professionally sounding track from the start to the fully mixed and mastered product.
What is the target audience?
  • Students who want to see the complete production process step by step
  • Students who want a comprehensive understanding of Ableton Live
  • Anyone interested in producing tracks, beats, sound designs, or any other music on their own in a professional way
  • Students looking to understand the deeper levels of Ableton Live
  • Students who like to see how to start from scratch going all the way to the finished, mixed & mastered product.



I'm Francois and I've been teaching Ableton Live in individual training sessions, seminars and through a YouTube channel. Those individual classes are fun and very effective, and I'm getting many requests for personal training, but unfortunately my time is quite limited and apart of that, those sessions are quite expensive. So with this class, I'm trying to make all this knowledge available to more than a handful of students at a time and without the barrier of high costs. You will be able to learn tons of tricks and workflows in Ableton Live - as if we would be sitting next to each other in the studio - and all that at a fraction of the cost.


Producing a modern and fresh sounding track from start to finish
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 a bunch of drum samples and MIDI files to work with. I'm giving you SIX sessions to play around with. One of them (the first one) is even a finished, published complete track of mine. We are going to be covering how to produce using Ableton Live, starting from working with clips in the session view and going all the way up to some very advanced production techniques using the arrangement view.


Course topics:
  • Creating beats
  • Basics of Ableton
  • How to make a song out of a loop
  • Creating fresh sound designs
  • Reversing Clips
  • Meter Changes
  • Using compressors
  • Creating custom effects
  • Working with vocal samples
  • How to EQ
  • Recording automations
  • Automating instruments, synths
  • Using synths
  • Working with one-shots
  • Using MIDI for beat production
  • Creating pad sounds
  • Working with automations
  • Adding harmony
  • Designing fat saw pads
  • Consolidating
  • Recording/Writing Drum grooves
  • Layering Synths
  • Audio effects
  • Automating effects
  • Basics of Arrangement
  • Side-Chaining
  • Vocal Chops
  • Send / return effects
  • Looping
  • Spread sound with chorus effects
  • Locators
  • Using Ableton pack sounds
  • Effecting Guitars
  • Creating pitch / tape Stop effects
  • Basics of Mixing
  • Basics of Mastering
  • Setting up a complete Mastering chain
  • Applying numerous mixing techniques
  • Layering sounds like audio engineers
  • EQ: adding space with mid / side eq
  • EQ: how to identify and cut resonances
  • Use Ableton built-in effects for mastering
...and a lot more!


I will be producing more of these classes in the future, covering all important aspects of professional music production in detail.


Coupons / Discounts:

Once you enroll into this class you automatically get discounts to all the upcoming classes as well as templates, samples and presets packs on our website
Here's your great opportunity to learn Ableton Live in the most comprehensive way!


Testimonials / praise for other classes/channel videos by Francois:
  • "Thank you very much, your tutorials are easily the best i've come across after many years of searching. Please keep them coming.“ - Ryan K.
  • “Thank you for producing great tutorials. Really has helped me learn so much and become a lot better!” - J.S.
  • “Awesome service!!! Amazingly good tutorials. Great presets and samples. And now even a free update. Thumbs up for u guys!!!” - Konstantin K.
  • "I'm learning so much from your stuff it's ridiculous. A huge "THANK YOU" goes out to you, keep up the great work :)"
  • "I am overwhelmed by your work. You can tell how much effort and time you spend on each video/track. I just wanted to say thank you for all the tips and tricks you have shown us!"
  • „Hey Francois, just wanted to take a minute to say thank you. Your tutorials are amazing and really helped me to improve my skills."
  • "Thanks for sharing your knowledge - hope you´ll keep on making awesome tutorials.“


Your instructor:

Francois in the studio

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 already released a couple of tracks on labels such as Universal Music, Parquet Recordings, Portrait Digital Recordings, Somatic Sense, Jannowitz Records and others. Maybe you've seen one of my tutorials on our YouTube channel "Production Music Live". Since I like exploring new ways of working and acquiring new skills, I decided to share some of my knowledge and skills.

Check out some of my electronic music productions on soundcloud:



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