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Course Overview:


Advance your music production development with more compositional techniques, Ableton technical skills, and collaboration.

Dive deep into synthesis and sound design. Learn how to create stronger melodies and harmonies, as well as how to analyze and recreate your favorite styles of music. Go more in-depth with Ableton techniques and learn that your only limitation is your imagination. Begin to master the ultimate modern performance, DJ, and remix instrument – your computer.

 


What you will need:

  • Laptop that can run modern music production softwares
  • Ableton Live 10 Standard or Suite (Student Discounts Available)
  • MIDI Controller (Optional)
  • Headphones

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Course Reviews

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  1. Level II

    5

    Great stuff again. Can’t believe all we’re learning 🙂

  2. Loved it!

    5

    Level 2 was really informative and gave a more complex approach / built upon what was taught in level 1 in a very structured way. Looking forward to level 3!

  3. Perfect

    5

    The sound design elements were extremely helpful for my work. Got a lot out of the mixing lessons & assignments. My goal was to be able to do a pop up performance & after the first two courses I was able to do that seamlessly for a theater festival in NYC.

  4. Incredible

    5

    Improved my production. Streamlined my production process. Yeuda answered any question helped me overcome any technical/ stylistic problems I had during and outside of class.

  5. Excellent Material

    5

    This course truly encompasses the broad range of topics including drum styling, music theory, clip modulation, and sound design in addition to tons of additional tips and resources for finishing high quality tracks, very excited for level 3!

  6. Level II

    5

    Level II was very eye opening in the sound design realm. I learned a lot about what you can do with sound. From layering to resampling, synthesis and design level II definately teaches you the fundamentals of creating sounds and putting them to work.

  7. Level 2

    4

    I learned a lot pretty quickly. But I definitely need to review and pick up the topics that I didn’t fully learn during this course. Sound Design and Synthesis went too fast for me to keep up. But before this class, I did start out not knowing any of that. For someone who had some basic knowledge in those areas coming into this class, the pace may have been fine.

    I love that we have private lessons for specific questions. Very helpful!

    I know there is already a search field this website. But it would be cool to have a search function that allows students to search for specific topics or keywords within the class notes.

    Over all, I love the way Beat Lab’s classes are set up! So excited to for level 3! 🙂

  8. 5

    Awesome course guys, only feedback I have right now is to please finish evaluating my first course so I can go back to it. It’s been under evaluation for the last 3 months.

  9. Fab

    5

    Liked this level the most so far… history, higher theory, sound design, tension and especially finishing track advice. Thanks!

  10. Level 2

    4

    Learning sound design and synthesis has been the most challenging part yet the most rewarding in crafting my own sounds. I thought it was smart to include parts on writer’s block and how to finish tracks. The various insights from the different instructors differing approaches were very helpful. Another fast-moving jam-packed course. The class videos are a life saver.

  11. So much great content

    5

    This content in level 2 is very deep and comprehensive. I feel like I was given a whole lot of extra to work on in the areas in which I am specifically interested. I am most certainly a better musician and producer on the other end of this. Thanks

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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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