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 Ame, Adriatique, Boris Brechja and of course, Francois Rengere.
Course Overview: 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 the first instruments, bass sounds, stabs, pads and arpeggios. Then, we’re designing effects to support the general atmosphere of the track.
Part 3: Putting it together
This part is focussed on the song 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. We also added videos on how to create custom audio effects and racks in Ableton Live and how to set up your own instruments, just using multiple recordings. We are also addressing important differences between the Ableton versions 9.2 and 9.5 and higher.
✓ 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 + Massive. We are only using these two pieces of software.
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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.
✓ 35+ Studio sessions with Francois / PML
✓ 7h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access
✓ Bonus: Ableton Project File created in this course (using Ableton Live 9 Standard (or higher) + NI Massive) and all samples used are included as well.