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Beat Lab

Live Online

Live Interactive Music Education

From Anywhere In The World

Bi-Weekly live interactive classes, Sunday Study Groups, Exclusive Content, Private groups, Weekly Assignment

Take Your Passion to the Next Level

Beat Lab Live Online is the hybrid between our time tested in-person classes and our self paced online program.  Having trouble making sense of online resources? Our biweekly interactive online classroom is designed with students in mind.  Classes are taught in real-time by expert instructors to guide you through our 200+ hrs of exclusive online training, production tips, and content in an accelerated learning environment.  No more watching endless hours of youtube or pre-recorded videos.  All classes are taught live and recorded. Ask questions, get support, and become a producer today. 

World Wide Community

Join our program from anywhere in the world. While COVID 19 has forced us to adapt our exclusive Los Angeles curriculum, the challenge has created opportunities to reach a worldwide audience and provide the highest quality live-online education from anywhere in the world. What used to be available to only Los Angeles residents is now available at a lower cost.

Accelerated Learning

At Beat Lab, Students are able to complete all four of our courses in 6 months’ time. By focusing exclusively on skills needed to master production, we are able to provide the highest quality skills you need to make music without the time or high price tag of traditional music institutions.

Live Interactive Classes

No more scouring Youtube for videos, getting stuck for weeks figuring out a simple production question or paying large amounts to celebrity online programs with no feedback or interaction. Our school philosophy puts our students first by providing world-class expert feedback for homework and projects, real-time in-class instruction and interaction, as well as access to our private alumni community and weekly online study groups. If you have been looking for accountability, community, and support to take your music to the next level, this program is for you. 

Our Courses

Culminating in the Art of the Super Producer, our 4 courses are designed to bring you from Beginner to Advanced skills in as little as 6 months. Each course includes 6 weeks of bi-weekly classes at 3.5 hrs of live instruction per class. Courses can be taken in any order but if you are new to music production we recommend starting with Foundations of Music Production.

✓ 6 weeks of expert-led live online interactive instruction per course

✓ 200+ hours of online creative and technical material to supplement Live Interactive instruction

✓ 3.5hr Bi-weekly interactive classes live-streamed and recorded for future viewing. 

✓ Earn a certificate at the end of each course as each course builds up to become a Beat Lab Super Producer 

✓ Receive individualized expert feedback on final projects, due at the end of each course

✓ Weekly homework assignments with instructor feedback that build to your program final 

✓ Improve your live performance skills with Live Performance Presentations 

✓ Guest Teachers with experts from within the industry 

✓ Once a week study groups- community gathering where people share ideas, ask questions in an open-ended format. Always learn something new, meet new people, and expand your horizons with our worldwide community 

✓ Be part of the Beat Lab Community, active private  Facebook group of current students and alumni, and have access to our online curriculum FOR LIFE

Beginner to Advanced Music Production - A Student Centric Approach

BEGINNERS WELCOME! Whether you have zero production experience or are a master looking to learn new tricks, our courses are designed to help you every step of the way. If you are new to music production or would like a strong foundation in the basics of production, we recommend starting with Foundations of Music Production.

Our community-driven education ensures that our curriculums, masterclasses, workshops, and study groups are focused on the current musical styles and interests of our students. 

“I took the whole program, and honestly I wish I had done it sooner. You can spend ten years watching Youtube videos or you can take 6 months with Beat Lab. 6 months later, this is exactly what I needed to launch my music journey. ” – Sigo | Beat Lab Alumni

Our Founder

Yeuda Ben-Atar is a world-leading Ableton Certified Trainer. Known for his deep knowledge and philosophical approach to music and music production.

With more than half a million students around the world, Hundreds of lectures for institutions like NAMM, Skywalker Sounds, Bedrock LA, Sonos Studios, USC, UCLA, ASU, UCSD, UC Irvine, and many more.

Worked with and Trained artists like Skrillex, Timbaland, Flying Lotus, Giorgio Moroder, Ed Sheeran, Rick Rubin, Peaches, 1500 or Nothing, DJ Numark , and many more.

“Yeuda is the Best! He built me my dream device in Ableton that has helped me and my live sets so much!”

– Flying Lotus

Our School

Livestreamed Learning

All classes are taught through Livestream and recorded.  Ask questions, collaborate, and meet other musicians from around the world in real-time.

Online Curriculum

Our extensive curriculum covers everything in class with exclusive downloads, templates, and secret tricks.

Music Theory

Focused Musicianship

Before our deep dive into sound design, mixing & mastering our students go through elaborate training to understand what makes music beautiful.

Online Curriculum

Over 200+ hours of video

Extensive Class Notes

Exclusive Downloads

Lifetime Access

Mentor Teachers

Friendly Support

“Going to Beat Lab Academy was one of the most important moves that I have made towards the end of my senior year in college. I’ve wanted to give what I love doing a shot, and this community, as well as the brilliance of the faculty, taught me more than I could ever dream of inside and outside of the classroom.”
– Shaw (Beat Lab Alumni)

Upcoming Courses

NIGHT CLASS

Tuesdays/Thursdays

6:30-10:00PM PST

DAY CLASS

Mondays/Wednesdays

9:30AM-1:00PM PST

Producers Skills

(Live Online Night)

Starts March 2nd

Producers Skills

(Live Online Day)

Starts March 22nd

Artist Development

(Live Online Night)

Starts April 13th

Artist Development

(Live Online Day)

Starts May 3rd

Art of the Super Producer

(Live Online Night)

Starts May 25th

Art of the Super Producer

(Live Online Day)

Starts June 14th

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Foundation of Music Production
$1295 Full Tuition
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    Music Theory I
  • Drum Programming
  • Recording & Editing
  • Effects & Automation
  • Sampling
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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Foundation of Music Production
$650 per month
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    Music Theory I
  • Drum Programming
  • Recording & Editing
  • Effects & Automation
  • Sampling
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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Foundation of Music Production
$350 per month
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    Music Theory I
  • Drum Programming
  • Recording & Editing
  • Effects & Automation
  • Sampling
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
  • Price

    $350
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Producers Skills
$1295 Full Tuition
  • Topics

    Music Theory II
  • Advanced Ableton
  • Drum Styling
  • Synthesis
  • Sound Design
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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    $1295
    full tuition
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Producers Skills
$650 per month
  • Topics

    Music Theory II
  • Advanced Ableton
  • Drum Styling
  • Synthesis
  • Sound Design
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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Producers Skills
$350 per month
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    Music Theory II
  • Advanced Ableton
  • Drum Styling
  • Synthesis
  • Sound Design
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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Artist Progression
$1295 Full Tuition
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    Music Theory III
  • Songwriting
  • Collaboration
  • Studio Etiquette
  • Live Performance
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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Artist Progression
$650 per month
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    Music Theory III
  • Songwriting
  • Collaboration
  • Studio Etiquette
  • Live Performance
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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    $650
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Artist Progression
$350 per month
  • Topics

    Music Theory III
  • Songwriting
  • Collaboration
  • Studio Etiquette
  • Live Performance
  • Length

    6 weeks
  • Class Time

    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
  • Price

    $350
    per month
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The Art of the Super Producer
$1295 Full Tuition
  • Topics

    In-Depth Mixing
  • Modern Mastering
  • Releasing Music
  • Music Buisness
  • Artist Branding
  • Length

    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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The Art of the Super Producer
$650 per month
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    Intro to Mixing
  • Dynamic MIxing
  • Modern Mastering
  • Music Buisness
  • Artist Branding
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    6 weeks
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    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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The Art of the Super Producer
$350 per month
  • Topics

    Intro to Mixing
  • Dynamic MIxing
  • Modern Mastering
  • Music Buisness
  • Artist Branding
  • Length

    6 weeks
  • Class Time

    7 weekly hours+ Study Groups + Workshops
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FAQ

Beat Lab LIVE ONLINE is for anyone who is interested in music production, anywhere in the world! Offering the same top-notch education from our Los Angeles world-renowned school. 

Whether it’s Music Production, Post Production, Recording, Engineering, Songwriting, or even Managing – through our virtual classroom and private lessons – we will help each artist find their way into their full potential.

For the FOUNDATION OF MUSIC PRODUCTION, you do not need to have any musical experience. Beginners welcome! (Intermediate producers will benefit a lot from this as well)

For PRODUCER SKILLS, you’ll want to have a solid, foundational grasp using Ableton Live, and a basic understanding of Music Theory.

For ARTIST PROGRESSION, You’ll need an overall basic understanding of Ableton and Music Production, and you already have various projects in your repertoire.

Signing up for THE ART OF THE SUPER PRODUCER is for those who want to take their tracks to the next level going in-depth with mixing and mastering, learn how to find exposure with branding and social media, entertainment law, and release their tracks in the best possible quality on Spotify, Apple Music, etcetera.

You should be proficient in English. If you are new to music production, you will learn many new terms. It is important to have English at a high level before start classes at Beat Lab.

You should have basic computer skills, including but not limited to: emailing, copying and pasting, downloading software, navigating your computer.

Our Beat Lab Live Online covers the skills students need to become tomorrow’s super producers. All taught through the powerful, industry-leading music production and performance software, Ableton Live.

Each artist will experience their musical journey from beginner to advanced in an intimate, engaging virtual classroom setting twice a week. To maximize skill development, students will also meet once a week via Zoom for smaller study groups.

As a student, you will follow our world-class curriculum to take the steps necessary to become a super producer and receive guidance developing your individual sound as an artist. You will also utilize instruments, plugins, effects, sound design, and mixing strategies to hone your craft. After polishing and practicing throughout the program, students will learn how to take their experience from Beat Lab and translate it into tapping their full musical potential.

As members of the Beat Lab community, students and alumni receive production tools gathered throughout the program and beyond, and access to the Beat Lab Student Network.

Whether it’s music production, post-production, recording, engineering, songwriting, or even managing – we will help each artist find their way in their skill development.

As we have various options for class times. Please CONTACT US for more info about the next class date and times.

Yes Absolutely, Let us know HERE if you want to book one.

Any laptop will do. PC or MAC.

If you are buying a new computer for music production we would recommend a Macbook Pro with:

  • 2.8Ghz or higher Processor 

  • 750GB or bigger SSD Hard Drive

  • 16GB or higher of RAM memory

You only need a laptop & Headphones

It is recommended to have speakers as well but not required.

If you are not sure which speakers and headphones to buy, talk to us first.

As a Beat Lab student, you will receive exclusive discounts on hardware and software.

Yes, you are allowed to sign up for any Level in any order. 

Questions?

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Foundation of Music Theory
  • Rhythm Theory
  • Using Semitones and Intervals
  • Diatonic composition
  • Harmonizing and building chords
  • Styling
Learn the language of music to help you make the music you want to make, To communicate with other musicians and reveal the magic behind your favorie songs.
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Progremming Beats
  • How Drum Racks work
  • Choosing the right samples
  • How to use Syncopation
  • Layering Techniques
  • Drum Processing methods
Sequence drums in any style using Ableton Live's Drum Racks. Learn tricks and techniques to take your beats to the next level.
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Ableton Live 101
  • Why Ableton Live?
  • Session vs. Arrangement
  • Recording & Editing Audio
  • Live's Warp Engine
  • Using & customizing MIDI controllers
Experience the leading software today for modern music production.
Demystify the world of Ableton Live to make any style of music.
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Sampling
  • History of Sampling
  • Hardware Samplers
  • Simpler vs. Sampler
  • Sampling your own instruments
  • Slicing Samples
Explore the endless world of sampling.
Add organic texture or make it into an instrument
Everything is possible with sampling
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Using MIDI Controllers
  • Which Controller Should I Get?
  • Setting Up
  • Expression Controls
  • Advance MIDI Utilities
  • Playing Live Beats
Choose the right MIDI controller for your production/live needs.
Use MIDI remote scritps to enahce your workflow
Learn tricks and tips to customize your controller
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Recording & Warping
  • Choosing the right mic
  • Setting up recording session
  • Working with other musicians
  • Time Stretching
  • Live's editing tools
Learn how to setup and record mics and instruments in Ableton Live.
Master the warp engine for syncronizing audio and sound design
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Class Jams
  • Play in a band with your computer
  • Try out different instruments and MIDI controllers
  • Improvise on any given scale
  • Develop your ear for melodies, harmonies & Basslines
Play live with your classmates in the first modern ClassJam environment.
Develop collaboration skills, performance focus and improvisation techniques.
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Structure & Styling
  • Active Listening
  • Pre-Determined Arrangement Techniques
  • BPM Ranges
  • Song Segments and how to use them
  • Finishing a full song
Get your own sound from analyzing and deconstrucing modern song structures.
Learn different musical genres to help you achive your own unique sound.
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Music Theory 202
  • Parallel Harmony
  • Relative Scales
  • Pentatonic & Blues Scales
  • Jazz in Modern Music
  • Voicing Techniques
  • Borrowed Chords
Progress your composition skills by learning advanced music theory methods.
You will get a deeper understanding of how to produce strong harmonies, melodies and arrangements.
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Ableton Live 202
  • The Launchbox
  • Modulation Vs. Automation
  • Session View Production Techniques
  • Advance Audio & MIDI Editing
  • Clip Envelopes
Learn advance Ableton techniques to take your production to the next level.
Everything is possible with Ableton Live let your imagination be your guide.
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Styling
  • Analyzing Electronic vs. Acoustic music
  • Odd Time Signatures
  • Arrangment Styling
  • Sound Selection
  • Deconstructing Methods.
Learn the key characteristic of all popular music styles.
You have a specific style in mind you want to produce? We'll show you all the secrets.
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Synthesis
  • Analog vs. Digital
  • Synth Signal Path
  • Oscillators, Filters, Envelopes and LFOs
  • Advance Modulators
  • Reverse Engineering
Take the sounds in your head and create them in the computer using synthesizers.
Demystify the vast world of virtual synths.
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Sound Design
  • Advanced Time Stretching
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Fractal Soundscapes
  • Experiments in Sound
  • Field Recordings
  • The Art of Layering
Develop creative thinking by using multiple techniques to create unique and complex sounds.
Become a sonic master.
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Collaboration
  • Ableton Link
  • Class Production Sessions
  • Project Managment
  • Real vs. Virtual instruments
  • Live Performance Routines
  • Rewiring
Collaborate with class mates with in-class synchronization.
Develope the skills needed to productevlly work with other musicians.
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Remixing
  • Choosing The Right Song to Remix
  • Flipping a Sample
  • Remixer Tools
  • Stems and Multi-Tracks
  • Preparing your Original Production for Remixing
Learn the art of remixing from top remixers in the industry.
Take your favorite songs and filp them with your own style.
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Live Performance
  • DJing in Ableton Live
  • Preparing your Songs for Live Performance
  • Playing with a Band
  • Live Looping
  • DIY Controllers
Use the computer as a live musical performance tool.
DJ or play your own orgianls in any way you can imagine.
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Max for Live
  • Max for Live Essentials
  • Modifying Exciting Devices
  • Creating your own Devices
  • Ableton as a Modular Environment
  • Live's API
  • VJing using Jitter
Explore the infinite potenital of Cycling 74's and Ableton's Max for Live.
Control Live in ways that weren't possible before.
Anything is possible with Max for Live
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Mastering
  • Win the Loudness Wars
  • Mastering Song vs. Album
  • Prepering Your Music for Distribution
  • Understanding the importance of Dynamic Range
Master your songs to sound as good as possible on as many playback systems as possible.
Learn the secrets on how to make your songs loud and punchy.
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Finger Drumming
  • Choosing the Right Controller
  • Sound Design for Live Performance
  • Building Custom Racks
  • Using DIY Controllers
  • Planning your Controller's Configuration
Humanize your production or impress your audience on stage.
Build your own sound packs and develope your live performace skill with finger drumming.
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Live Looping
  • Hardware Looping
  • Using Live's Looper
  • Live Looping in the Session View
  • Automatic Loop Recording using MIDI Scripts
  • Setup and Routing
Master the art of live looping with virtual instruments, conventional instruments and mics.
Come up with quick musical ideas, build your songs live on stage.
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Online Presence
  • Social Media
  • How to Reach Out to Labels
  • Booking Shows
  • Getting Signed
  • Getting more Followers
  • Making a Music Video
Develop your artist brand and get your music heard by the right people.
Book shows, tours and festivals.
Find the right label and make music your career.
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Entertainment Law
  • Clearing Samples
  • Commercial vs. Indie Distribution
  • Getting your music on TV and Film
  • Working with a Manager
  • Copyright your Music
  • Performance Rights
Understand the legallty behind the music industry.
Get the most out of your shows and releases. Maximize income streams.
Distribute your music the right way.
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Production Sessions
  • Class Jams
  • Live Routines Assignments
  • Additive Composition
  • Produce other Classmates
  • Online Collaboration Methods
  • Musical Chairs
Collaborate in class.
Get private mentorship sessions from Beat Lab's instructors
Learn how to add part of yourself creatively to an exciting song.
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Mixing
  • Understanding How Sound Work
  • Gain Staging
  • Controlling the Stereo Field
  • Using Compressor & EQs
  • Using Time Based Effects
  • Bussing and Pre-Mastering
Master the art of sound mixing.
Make your music sound more clear, punchy and loud.
Learn the techniques and tools to help you take your music to the next level.
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