Making Electronic Music with Ableton Live
This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in creating electronic music who wants to learn the basics of a powerful piece of software for doing so.
This short course is an introduction to using Ableton Live 10, one of the most popular pieces of software for creating and performing electronic music.
The course will introduce you to sampling, synthesis, sequencing and effects in Ableton. You will also learn about some of the concepts that underpin electronic sound and inform how we think about making music with computers.
Course duration: 10 hours over 3 evenings.
Introduction: Navigating the Ableton workspace; session and arrangement views
Sampling: importing samples in Ableton Live; warping; Simpler; slicing beats
Synthesis: waveforms and harmonics; types of synthesis in Ableton; Operator and Analog
Sequencing: MIDI; piano roll sequencing; clips;
Effects: adding effects to tracks
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Dr Adam Parkinson is Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Design in the School of Arts and Creative Industries.
Teaching and learning
Dr Adam Parkinson is a Senior Lecturer in Sound Design at LSBU.
As Dane Law, he has released electronic music on labels such as Opal Tapes, Quantum Natives and Conditional Records. He has performed across the UK, Europe and North America, and featured on the cover of “The Wire” magazine.
The course will be taught through workshops.
Basic computer literacy and an interest in sound.
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