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  • Start To Finish. Starting from nothing we are creating drums, sounds, fx, chords, arrangements, until we have a finished, mixed & mastered track.
  • Follow along the full production process. While going through all important stages of the production, everything will be explained in detail.
  • Pick up tricks and skills, save valuable time. Learn new techniques and apply them to your own productions right away.
  • Ableton Live 10 We are only using this piece of software.

What you are getting

✓ A complete start-to-finish production course, watch all tutorials at your own pace, as many times as you want and then use the techniques for your own music.

✓ 25+ Studio sessions with Francois / PML

✓ 6h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access

Bonus: Ableton Project File created in this course (using Ableton Live 10 (or higher) + optional Serum) and all samples used are included as well.

ableton melodic techno course

What you you will learn from this course

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 is inspired by artists like Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Keith Carnal, Charlotte de Witte and labels like Drumcode.

What track is being produced in the course?

Course Overview:

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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 instruments or much rather our main synths. Then, we're designing effects to support the general atmosphere of the track.

Part 3: Putting it together

This part is focussed on the track 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. These bonus sessions are great to get back into the game. Also, we are going to add all bonus sessions that are being made based on requests by the users.

 

Choose Your Course Plan

Course Pack Basic

✓ Full 6h+ Online Course

✓ incl. project files and all presets and samples used

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Course Pack Plus

✓ Full 6h+ Online Course

✓ incl. project files and all presets and samples used

Melodic Techno Vol.1 - Drum Sample Pack  (300+ Pro Drum Samples)

150+ MIDI Files Melodic Techno MIDI Pack

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Course Pack Ultimate

✓ Full 6h+ Online Course

✓ incl. project files and all presets and samples used

Melodic Techno Vol.1 - Drum Sample Pack  (300+ Pro Drum Samples)

150+ MIDI Files Melodic Techno MIDI Pack

All Techno Templates Bundle 

(14+ Pro Techno Ableton Templates (3 with Arturia Mini))

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

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 long do I have access to the course?

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.

Do I need to own specific Software / Plugins / Packs?

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 quick email.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

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.

How do I access course files, if any are included?

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.

Where will I be able to log into my course?

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.

Can I save money by getting one of the bundles?

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.

What if I have further questions?

We are available to help you with any questions, get in touch via: info@productionmusiclive.com

What's required?

✓ Basic understanding of using Ableton (like loading files, creating MIDI clips, etc - check our other mini Ableton refresher in Part 6 for the basics)

  • Ableton Live 10 + Wavetable (or higher) - you can also follow along with 9.7
  • ✓ VST: Serum (optional)
  • ✓ no other 3rd party plugins needed

Making a track in the style of Amelie Lens, Anna, Charlotte de Witte, Drumcode.  

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