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Ableton Live Electronic Music Program

Featuring Hands-On Ableton Live or Logic Pro Training with Private Instruction from noted EDM producers and DJs. Tuition starts at just $3,500.

Option 1

Intro Course

6 lessons (six weeks)

Learn how to remix one song. A perfect entry level course for the hobbyist or those not yet committed to pursuing a career in music.

$3,500

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Option 2

Music Creator Pro

24 lessons (12-24 weeks)

Learn how to make original music, high level remixes and mashups. Perfect for the career minded music creator or DJ.

$11,500

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Option 3

Music Creator Platinum

36 lessons (18-36 weeks)

Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

$14,200

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We have many financing options available including student loans.
Please apply for details.

800-755-7597 (Touch to Call)

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Electronic Music Genres

Learn Ableton so you can create any of these types of electronic music:

Dub Step - Skrillex
Trance - DJ Tiesto
IDM - Mouse on Mars
Drum and Bass - DC Breaks
Trip Hop - Massive Attack
Techno - Derrick May
Ambient - Aphex Twin
House - Steve Aoki
Jungle - Goldie
Video Game Music - Halo
Break Beat / Acid House - DJ Pierre
Synth Pop - Ratatat
Industrial - Skinny Puppy
Hardcore - Manu le Malin
Dub / Dub Fusion - Mad Professor
Nu Jazz - Jazzanova
Ibiza Trance - Chicane
Electronica - Prodigy
Psytrance - Goa Gil

Don't be fooled. You can't learn this stuff from books, in a classroom or online.

That’s why we put you inside a recording studio where you collaborate with your mentor on your music.

It's all about that song in your head

It's all about that song in your head

It's all about that song in your head

We show you how to take that song that’s an idea in your head and guide you through the steps it takes to turn it into an electronic music song of professional caliber and sound quality.

It doesn’t matter which genre of music is in your head, we’ll help you get it into shape and recorded for you to share with the world.

Course Structure

Homework is based on reading that correlates with the hands-on stuff you’re learning weekly, in practical, in-studio lessons. The sounds and tracks you create with the gear are reinforced by the curriculum and vice-versa. There will also be a weekly quiz.

Ableton Live 101

Ableton Live 101 - Module One

Lesson 1: Getting Started

Lesson 2: Core Concepts

Lesson 3: Audio Clips in Detail

Lesson 4: Recording & Editing MIDI

Lesson 5: Live Mixer & Signal Flow

Lesson 6: Completion 101

MIDI and Music

MIDI and Music - Module Two

Lesson 1: The Rhythm Section

Lesson 2: Melody

Lesson 3: Harmony

Lesson 4: Composition & Instrumentation

Lesson 5: From Session to Arrangement

Lesson 6: Finalizing Compositions

Sound Design

Sound Design - Module Three

Lesson 1: Audio Processing

Lesson 2: Subtractive Synthesis

Lesson 3: Operator and AAS Instruments

Lesson 4: Recording Audio for Sound Design

Lesson 5: Sampling

Lesson 6: Impulse and Drum Racks

Project Completion I

Projection Completion I - Module Four

Lesson 1: Sound & Hearing

Lesson 2: Audio Recording 201

Lesson 3: Arrangement View Recording Workflows

Lesson 4: Editing 201

Lesson 5: Finishing Tracks

Lesson 6: Mix 101

Lesson 7: Export & Faux Mastering

Ableton Skillz

Ableton Skillz - Module Five

Lesson 1: Advanced Techniques

Lesson 2: Max for Live

Lesson 3: Expert Tips and Intermediate Audio FX

Lesson 4: Instrument and Effect Racks

Lesson 5: Drum Racks, Slice and Convert

Lesson 6: Live with Live

Project Completion II

Project Completion II - Module Six

Lesson 1: EMP/EDM Arranging II – Part I

Lesson 2: EMP/EDM Arranging II – Part II

Lesson 3: Advanced Vocals

Lesson 4: Mix 201

Lesson 5: Mix 202

Lesson 6: Mastering 201

 

Module One Ableton Live 101

 

Module Two MIDI and Music

 

Module Three Sound Design

 

Module Four Project Completion I

 

Module Five Ableton Skillz

 

Module Six Project Completion II

Course Features

  • Learn Ableton Live or Logic Pro
  • Learn how to use your DAW
  • Learn sound design
  • Learn how to make an original song from scratch
  • Learn how to make your own loops
  • Learn song structure
  • Learn how to write a great EDM song
  • Learn core music principles

Course Requirements

Student must provide their own computer that meets or exceeds Ableton minimum specs. While we recommend Mac computers, PCs will work just fine. The really serious may want to look into a custom audio-designed computer.

Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later, or PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8; Multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; 1024x768 display; DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation;

REQUIRED DISK SPACE FOR BASIC INSTALLATION:

3GB Free Disk Space



REQUIRED DISK SPACE IF ALL INCLUDED SOUNDS ARE INSTALLED:

LIVE 9 SUITE: 55 GB Free Disk Space
LIVE 9 STANDARD: 12 GB Free Disk Space
LIVE 9 INTRO: 6 GB Free Disk Space

Live 9 is compatible with the legacy operating systems Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, Windows XP and Vista up to version Live 9.1.8.

Live 9.2 and later will not be compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, Windows XP and Vista.

Option 1 Financing Plans

FINANCING PLAN 1: PAY IN FULL

3,500. This is your best option because you will save all interest and graduate with no debt.

Option 2 Financing Plans

FINANCING PLAN 1: PAY IN FULL

11,500. This is your best option because you will save all interest and graduate with no debt. By choosing this option, you can SAVE yourself over two thousand dollars in interest.

FINANCING PLAN 2: INTERNAL FINANCING 1-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 11,500.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over one year. A down payment of 3,000.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 751.32
Amount Financed: 10,500.00
Number of Payments: 12
Amount of Each Payment: 937.62
Total of Payments: 11,251.44

Total Tuition: 14,251.44

FINANCING PLAN 3: INTERNAL FINANCING 2-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 11,500.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over two years. A down payment of 3,000.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 1,477.98
Amount Financed: 10,500.00
Number of Payments: 24
Amount of Each Payment: 499.09
Total of Payments: 11,978.16

Total Tuition: 14,978.16

FINANCING PLAN 4: INTERNAL FINANCING 3-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 11,500.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over three years. A down payment of 3,000.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 2,232.98
Amount Financed: 10,500.00
Number of Payments: 36
Amount of Each Payment: 353.70
Total of Payments: 12,733.20

Total Tuition: 15,733.20

FINANCING PLAN 5: INTERNAL FINANCING 4-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 11,500.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over four years. A down payment of 3,000.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 3,016.71
Amount Financed: 10,500.00
Number of Payments: 48
Amount of Each Payment: 281.60
Total of Payments: 13,516.80

Total Tuition: 16,516.80

Option 3 Financing Plans

FINANCING PLAN 1: PAY IN FULL

14,200. This is your best option because you will save all interest and graduate with no debt. By choosing this option, you can SAVE yourself over two thousand dollars in interest.

FINANCING PLAN 2: INTERNAL FINANCING 1-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 14,200.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over one year. A down payment of 4,200.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 858.66
Amount Financed: 12,000.00
Number of Payments: 12
Amount of Each Payment: 1,071.56
Total of Payments: 12,858.72

Total Tuition: 17,058.72

FINANCING PLAN 3: INTERNAL FINANCING 2-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 14,200.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over two years. A down payment of 4,200.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 1,689.15
Amount Financed: 12,000.00
Number of Payments: 24
Amount of Each Payment: 570.39
Total of Payments: 13,689.36

Total Tuition: 17,889.36

FINANCING PLAN 4: INTERNAL FINANCING 3-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 14,200.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over three years. A down payment of 4,200.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 2,551.99
Amount Financed: 12,000.00
Number of Payments: 36
Amount of Each Payment: 404.23
Total of Payments: 14,552.28

Total Tuition: 18,752.28

FINANCING PLAN 5: INTERNAL FINANCING 4-Year

Select this option if you cannot pay the 14,200.00 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over four years. A down payment of 4,200.00 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,000.00 plus interest is applied to the student's account if monthly payments are made.

Annual Percentage Rate: 12.99%
Finance Charge: 3,447.67
Amount Financed: 12,000.00
Number of Payments: 48
Amount of Each Payment: 321.83
Total of Payments: 15,447.84

Total Tuition: 19,647.84