Course: Producing A Track from Start To Finish (Beginners)
Learn how to produce a track from start to finish with Ableton Live.
4 hour pro class taking you through the full process. (Beginner & Intermediate). Starting with the basics & finishing with mixing + mastering a complete track.
What you'll learn in this course:
Learn how to produce a professional sounding track from scratch without getting stuck along the way
- This course is for beginners.
- We are using Ableton - only!
- This course focusses on production. Our other course is focussing on chord progressions and harmony.
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.
Is it for you?
- You want to see the complete production process step by step
- You want a comprehensive understanding of Ableton Live
- You are interested in producing tracks, beats, sound designs, or any other music on your own in a professional way
- You're looking to understand the deeper levels of Ableton Live
- You like to see how to start from scratch going all the way to the finished, mixed & mastered product.
Producing a modern and fresh sounding track from start to finish
Class Curriculum / Contents:
- 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
- Recording/Writing Drum grooves
- Layering Synths
- Audio effects
- Automating effects
- Basics of Arrangement
- Vocal Chops
- Send / return effects
- Spread sound with chorus effects
- 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 many more
What you're getting:
20+ Studio sessions with Francois / Production Music Live
4h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access
MIDIs and Drum Samples
Bonus: Course Ableton Project File (using Ableton Live 9 SUITE)
What people say:
Big shout out to @prodmusiclive for their ridiculously good tutorials on learning how to produce! You made it seem so much easier :')
— Raheem D (@RaheemDTV) 29. September 2016
@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
Frequently Asked Questions:
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 48 hours and we will give you a full refund - due to the digital download nature of the optional sound packs, we can only refund the course part. No refund on bulk / pack orders. One refund per person.
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.
Don't worry, you don’t need to have a Paypal account to purchase any of our courses / products. You can also simply use your credit card. For some transactions, we process payments through Paypal’s site, without the need of actually having an account there. If your having trouble with Paypal try using a different internet browser or device/computer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding this.
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 quick email.
We are available to help you with any questions, get in touch via: email@example.com
The courses are hosted on another server. Once you've bought a course, you'll be getting a mail saying "Redeem your copy of "Course …"". Follow the "Confirm your account" link in that mail and you will end up on the course-platform. There, you'll need to pick your password and log in. Your profile info will be already prepared for you. You can then always log in here: PML Courses Login. 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.
More of what people say:
- "Bro, I have been watching your vids for a while. you got my attention after the tutorial for odd concept. I must say I consider your tutorials as one of the best on entire YouTube. champions league. And I have watched a few hundreds by many different producers for years. your whole presentation is brilliant. you are very focused and you go into many details both from a musical and a technical point of view. and it is still easy to follow you. on top your voice and your talking in general is very likeable. I very much appreciate your tutorials and I thank you for your hard work. keep it up, please! I am looking forward to getting more content from you. Maybe some typical modern techno with a deep low and developing bass line. or something with a dark mood a la oliver huntemann - schatten. I am sure your channel will grow a lot. At least I think you definitely deserve it. best wishes, Markus" - Markus Shogun (Youtube comment)
- "I think your course "Producing a Modern Track from Start to Finish in Ableton" was phenomenal. Please make more courses like this!" - Eduardo A.
- "Guys: just a big complement! such great courses. I already enrolled in two! Keep up the good work!" - Chris Kolbe
- "I just completed the last video and want to thank you for a great course. I did many tutorials in the past from *****.com and other websites and they are great at teaching you how to work with the daw or producing sounds, but this is the only one that actually teaches how to structure your song and how to build all the parts. Thanks again and best of luck!" - Alex B. (student)
- "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
- "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.“
- "I just wanted to take a minute to say that your courses and tutorials are amazing and really helped me to improve my skills." – Yves C. (DJ / Producer - twitter: @itsyvees)
- "Awesome service!!! Amazingly good tutorials. Great presets and samples. And now even a free update. Thumbs up for u guys!!!" – Konstantin K. (post on our Facebook page)
- "Your page is so helpful i think i've watched almost every video!" – Josh D. (Youtube comment)
- "You explain everything in an easy way. There is no place I learned more about Ableton and Massive. Keep on doing this!" – Denis (Feedback form)