Our Abelton Live course offers you the beginner, intermediate and advanced skills to use your Abelton live software.

The course is run through video tutorials and downloadable resources to get you started. Included in the course are free samples from Loopmasters and software synth (Bass station) from focusrite.

At the end of this course you will be able to produce your own tracks, and be competent in processing with effects and controllers.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
80 hours with access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 

Beginners and intermediate:

  1. Introduction to the course & Live Basic Concepts
  2. Playing Audio Clips in Session View Mode
  3. How to create and edit MIDI Clips
  4. Moving from Session to Arrangement view – From Playing to Producing
  5. Recording Audio
  6. Processing Audio – Basic Compression & Filtering
  7. Building a Drum Track
  8. Mixing a Track
  9. DJing with Live
  10. Basic Sampling
  11. Introduction to Synthesizing
  12. Basic Mastering
  13. More on MIDI – MIDI Controlling & Effects
  14. Introduction to Device Racks


  1. Introduction to the course and Advanced Mixing
  2. Side chaining
  3. Advanced Audio Clip Editing
  4. Advanced Sampling – Sampler
  5. Advanced Synthesizing I- Analogue
  6. Advanced Synthesizing II- Operator
  7. Advanced Synthesizing III – Operator Continued
  8. Advanced Racks
  9. Advanced FX I – Creating Glitch with Beat Repeat & Frequency Shifter/ Using Dummy Clips
  10. Advanced FX II – Vocoder & Grain Delay
  11. Advanced MIDI
  12. Advanced Performance Techniques/Working with Looper
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 

To complete this course you will need the following: 

  • A computer with an internet connection
  • A copy of Abelton Live/LE
  • Speakers or headphones connected to your computer
  • A midi controller keyboard is useful, but not essential to complete the course