Producer Push Bundle

This bundle contains 10 of our flagship courses! It is specifically designed to be the BEST & FASTEST way to learn Live 9 thoroughly + get you making music with Push!

  • 330 HD video lessons, totalling 32 hours of education, taught by Ableton Certified Trainers and industry pros
  • Our brand new Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart course!
  • Educational Discount of 40% off Ableton Live software + Push!
  • Lifetime Access to the course videos and materials!
  • 60 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee

$996.00 USD $300.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes


Total Length

32 hours

DAW Used

Live 8 & Live 9



Course Access

Lifetime access to course videos & materials!

Members Discounts

40% Educational Discount on Ableton Live 9 (Standard or Suite), 20-60% off on plugins & third-party software!

Product Description

The most common question we get asked at Warp Academy is:

“I am a beginner and I want to invest in my education. What courses on Warp Academy should I start with?”

Well we are happy to share that there are no rules at Warp Academy! You can combine any number of courses from our course library and take them in whatever order best suits you, but if you are a complete beginner to Ableton Live, look no further than the Warp Academy Producer Push Bundle!

This bundle is specifically designed to be the BEST and FASTEST way to learn Live 9 thoroughly and get you making music with your Push!

What You Get

When you buy the Warp Academy Producer Push Bundle you get:

  • 10 flagship courses!
  • Included is our brand new Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart course!
  • 32 hours of HD video lessons, taught by Ableton Certified Trainers and industry pros
  • 330 video episodes, less than $1 dollar per video!
  • 40% off Ableton Live software! Read the bottom of this product page to find out how
  • Lifetime Access to the course videos and materials!
  • Student Discounts of 20-60% off our partners and third party plugin providers, including iZotope software, xFer’s Serum Synth and more!
  • 60 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee: If you don’t like something we will refund your money up to a full 60 days after purchasing, no questions asked!

These 10 flagship courses are jammed full of practical knowledge, explantations, and concise breakdowns of why things work the way they do. They are what make the Producer Push Bundle truly epic!

Below we’ve included a short description and free preview video from each of the courses included in the Producer Push Bundle. If you want to get a full breakdown of each individual course, simply scroll to the bottom of the product page and click on the desired course you wish to learn more about. Each individual course product page will have a full breakdown of what you’ll learn and additional promo videos you can watch.

Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart

Our flagship course on Warp Academy, Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart is an 8 hour course taught by Ableton Certified Trainer and Warp Academy Lead Trainer, Jake Perrine. It will take you from a complete noob to solid competency of the core functionality of Ableton Live 9 and it includes Ableton Live Project files used in the instructional material so you can easily follow along.

The Producer Bundle

The Producer Push bundle has a baby brother and his name is the Producer Bundle. Our Warp Academy team of Ableton Certified Trainers have collaborated to bring beginner and intermediate users of Live the most succinct and badass collection of online educational material money can buy. 7 bite sized mini courses, covering 28 topics, comprised of nearly 200, 5-10 minute tutorials on every subject you can imagine in Live. These short and easily digestible lessons deliver only the critical information necessary, so you can quickly get up to speed and making music. The 7 mini courses included in the Producer Bundle are:

  • Live Fundamentals
  • Audio Clips and Warping
  • Session View
  • Producing with MIDI
  • Essential Audio Effects & Instruments
  • Producing with Racks
  • Grooves & Automation

DJing with Ableton Live

In this 3 week course you’ll take the journey from the first steps of DJing all the way to rock-solid proficiency. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to DJ with Ableton Live and be able to easily build a Live Set template that you can DJ with at any event!  This course is taught by world renowned Ableton Live Certified Trainers and DJ’s, Ian Gallagher and Isaac Cotec.  Their deep knowledge of Live and mixing techniques will get you DJing fast!

Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart

Push is an instrument that gives you everything you need to make music in one place, right at your fingertips. This powerful and expressive instrument gives you access to an unlimited world of music making possibilities!

Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart is a brand new course built from the ground up by our newest trainer at Warp Academy, Ableton Certified Trainer, Brian Funk, aka. AfroDJMac. In Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart, you get a comprehensive look at the ultimate way to integrate Push 2 and Live.

After taking Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart, you’ll know the Push inside and out. You’ll be more productive with your time in the studio and have the confidence to flex the full potential of this music making machine!

Want to know more about each course? Simply click on the course you’re interested in below to view the entire product page and check out even more free preview videos!

For a listing of of all 330 topics included in this 10 course bundle, click on the ‘Course Curriculum’ tab at the top of this product page!

How to Get a 40% Off Educational Discount on Ableton Live 9

As an Ableton Certified Training Center, we’ve set up an exclusive partnership with Ableton that allows our community members to save $400 on Ableton Live 9 Suite! (Retail $1748, now $1448) To qualify for this discount, all you have to do is show a receipt(s) that prove(s) you have enrolled in $300 worth of Warp Academy courses or products.

Knowing that you need to have spent $300 with us to be eligible for the educational pricing, we’ve made the Producer Push Bundle exactly $300!(retail $346)

Here is how to get started:

  1. Start by purchasing the Warp Academy Producer Push Bundle OR search our course catalog and create a custom order that equals $300 or more
  2. After making your purchase take a screenshot image of the receipt we email you OR when logged in click on My Account in the top right hand menu of Warp Academy, and then scroll down to ‘Recent Orders’, on the My Account page, click on your order number and take a screenshot of the full invoice.
  3. Then head over to Ableton and purchase your Push & desired copy of Ableton Live from this link
  4. On the Educational Pricing page Ableton states: “The software won’t run properly until you’ve verified your educational status. If you can’t wait for the verification process to run its course, use the free 30-day license to make music while we verify. Verification normally takes just one to two days.”
  5. To activate the discount, kindly send a copy of your receipt from Warp Academy to with the subject line ‘Warp Academy Verification’.  Ableton will then activate the discount and inform you of the next steps.

Courses Included in the Producer Push Bundle

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The Producer Plus Bundle Course’s and Curriculum’s

Below are the course curriculum’s for the 10 courses included in this 4 product bundle.

Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart

Week 1

Chapter 1: The Ableton Live Interface

  • The Two Views: Session and Arrangement
  • The Session View Interface
  • An Introduction to Live Projects and Live Sets 
  • The Live Library
  • The Live 9 Browser
  • Summary

Chapter 2: Audio Clips And Session View

  • Exercise 2.1—Audio Tracks and Clips in Session View 
    • 2.1.1—Importing and Launching Your First Clip
    • 2.1.2—Adding a Second Clip
    • 2.1.3—Set Tempo and the Global Quantize Value
    • 2.1.4—A Third Clip and Launching Scenes
    • 2.1.5—Renaming Scenes, Tracks, and Clips
  • Exercise 2.2—Clip View Properties 
    • 2.2.1—Clip Gain (Volume)
    • 2.2.2—Clip Transposition
    • 2.2.3—Looping and Non-Looping Clips
    • 2.2.4—Sample Editor Navigation Controls
    • 2.2.5—Alternate Loops
    • 2.2.6—Follow Actions
  • Exercise 2.3—Clip Envelopes
    • 2.3.1—The Volume Clip Envelope, Draw Modes, and Grid Values
    • 2.3.2—The Pan Clip Envelope with Draw Mode Is On and Snap to Grid Is Off
    • 2.3.3—Recording Automation Envelopes in Real Time to Session View Clips
    • 2.3.4—The Transpose Clip Envelope and Breakpoint Editing
    • 2.3.5—Unlinked Clip Envelopes, Looping and Non- Looping
  • Summary 


Week 2

Chapter 3: Warping, Quantization, and Grooves

  • Exercise 3.1—Warp Modes
    • 3.1.1—The Clip View Warping and Tempo Controls
    • 3.1.2—Warp Modes Overview
    • 3.1.3—Texture Warp Mode
    • 3.1.4—Beats Warp Mode
    • 3.1.5—Re-Pitch Warp Mode
    • 3.1.6—Tones Warp Mode
  • Exercise 3.2—Warp Markers
    • 3.2.1—Warp Markers Defined
    • 3.2.2—Correcting Timing with Warp Markers Snapping to a Grid
    • 3.2.3—Correcting Timing with Warp Markers and Snap to Grid Off
  • Exercise 3.3—Quantization
    • 3.3.1—Applying Quantization to an Audio Clip
  • Exercise 3.4—Grooves and the Groove Pool
    • 3.4.1—Extracting a Groove to the Groove Pool
    • 3.4.2—Auditioning Grooves from Live’s Library with Hot-Swapping
    • 3.4.3—Groove Pool Parameters 3.4.4—Committing Grooves to Clips
  • Summary

Chapter 4: Arrangement View

  • Exercise 4.1—Making an Arrangement with Session View Clips
    • 4.1.1—Preparing to Make an Arrangement
    • The Arrangement View Interface
    • 4.1.2—Using Session View and Arrangement View Together
    • 4.1.3—Overdubbing from Session View to Arrangement View
  • Exercise 4.2—Editing in Arrangement View
    • 4.2.1—Adding Locators to the Arrangement
    • 4.2.2—Working with Clips in Arrangement View
    • 4.2.3—Making Edits in Arrangement View
    • 4.2.4—Global Timeline Edits
    • 4.2.5—Automating the Time Signature
    • 4.2.6—Automating the Tempo
  • Summary


Week 3

Chapter 5: Audio Effects

  • Types of Audio Effects
  • Two Ways to Use Audio Effects
    • Insert Effects
    • Send Effects
    • Master Track Effects
  • Exercise 5.1—Applying Audio Effects as Inserts on Audio Tracks
    • Equalization (EQ)
    • 5.1.1—Applying an EQ Three Audio Effect to the Beats Track
    • 5.1.2—Applying an EQ Eight Audio Effect to the Perc Track
    • EQ Eight Filter Modes
    • Dynamic Compression
    • 5.1.3—Using a Compressor to Smooth Dynamic Range on the Perc Track
    • 5.1.4—Applying a Compressor Audio Effect to the Bass Track to Add Thickness
    • 5.1.5—Using Other Audio Effects as Inserts on Tracks Loading and Auditioning Presets
    • Saving Presets
    • Save as Default
  • Exercise 5.2—Applying Audio Effects as a Send Effect 
    • 5.2.1—Applying a Reverb Send Effect
    • 5.2.2—Applying a Delay Send Effect
  • Exercise 5.3—Audio Effect Racks
    • 5.3.1—Audio Effect Rack Presets
    • 5.3.2—Creating a Basic Multi-Effects Rack
    • 5.3.3—Serial and Parallel Processing with the Chain List
    • 5.3.4—Audio Effect Rack Macro Dials
    • 5.3.5—Renaming Dials and Saving Your Rack Creation
  • Third-Party Effects 
  • Summary

Chapter 6: Recording Audio

  • Setting Up for Recording 
    • The In/Out Section
    • Audio From Input Types and Input Channels
    • Audio To Output Types and Output Channels
    • Monitor
  • Recording in Session View
    • Global Quantize and Audio Recording in Session View
    • Helpful Hints for Recording in Session View
  • Recording in Arrangement View
    • Starting and/or Stopping Recording with Punch-In/Out Points
    • Helpful Hints for Recording in Arrangement View
  • Helpful Hints for Recording in Either View 
  • Summary


Week 4

Chapter 7: MIDI and Controllers

  • What Is MIDI?
    • Internal and External MIDI
  • Setting Up MIDI Controllers
    • Live’s MIDI/Sync Preference Pane Testing MIDI I/O
    • Key Map Mode and MIDI Map Mode
  • Exercise 7.1—Making MIDI Clips with Ableton Live’s Instruments
    • Creating MIDI Clips
    • 7.1.1—Make a MIDI Track with an Impulse Instrument The Impulse Instrument
    • 7.1.2—Making a MIDI Clip for Impulse by Entering Notes with Your Mouse
    • 7.1.3—Editing MIDI Note Velocity
    • 7.1.4—Recording MIDI Clips in Session View with the Computer MIDI Keyboard
    • 7.1.5—MIDI Note Quantization
    • 7.1.6—Record Quantization
    • MIDI Routing and Monitoring
    • 7.1.7—Recording MIDI Clips in Arrangement View from a Controller
    • 7.1.8—Overdubbing and Editing MIDI Performance Gestures: Modulation Wheel
    • 7.1.9—Making MIDI Clips from Audio Clips
  • Exercise 7.2—Instrument Racks
    • 7.2.1—Creating a Layered Instrument with Instrument Racks
    • 7.2.2—Split Keyboard Instruments and Simpler 7.2.3—Velocity Splits
    • 7.2.4—Configuring Third-Party Instrument Device Parameters
    • 7.2.5—Instrument Rack Macro Control Mappings
  • Exercise 7.3—Drum Racks
    • 7.3.1—Making a Basic Drum Rack
    • 7.3.2—Slice to New MIDI Track (Drum Rack)
    • 7.3.3—Glitching up a Slice to New MIDI Track Beat
    • 7.3.4—Play the Percussion Drum Rack with Another Track’s MIDI Clip
  • Exercise 7.4—MIDI Effects
    • 7.4.1—Adding a Random MIDI Effect to the Sliced Track to Create Variations
    • 7.4.2—Adding an Arpeggiator to the PannerPad Track
    • 7.4.3—MIDI Effects Racks and the Chain Selector
  • MIDI Clips with Hardware Synths (External MIDI)
    • MIDI Cables, Ports, and Channels
    • MIDI Signal Routing
    • MIDI Device and Channel Routing in Live
    • Monitoring External Devices
  • Summary

Chapter 8: Mixing and Automation

  • Exercise 8.1—Mix Automation in Arrangement View 
    • 8.1.1—Recording Basic Automation Gestures
    • 8.1.2—Track Panning Automation and the Automation Control Chooser
    • 8.1.3—Adding Automation Lanes
    • 8.1.4—Editing Automation Envelopes with Draw Mode Off
    • 8.1.5—Editing Automation Envelopes with Draw Mode On
    • 8.1.6—Editing Ranges of Automation Envelopes
    • 8.1.7—Clip Fades
    • 8.1.8—Automating Parameters Using MIDI Controllers 8.1.9—Group Tracks
    • Overriding Automation and the Re-enable Automation Button
  • Mixing and Mix Automation Tips 
    • Master Track Plug-Ins
  • Exporting Your Mix to a File 
    • Using Dither
  • Summary

Producer Bundle

Live Fundamentals

What is Live Anyways?

  • What Is Live Anyway? Overview
  • DAW and Live Instrument
  • Warping
  • Transposing
  • Session vs. Arrangement

Ableton Live’s Interface

  • Ableton Live’s Interface: Introduction
  • Session View
  • Arrangement View
  • Info View
  • Detail View
  • The Browser and Groove Pool
  • The File Manager and Help View
  • The Live Library
  • Interface Shortcuts

File Formats

  • File Formats Introduction
  • Live Projects and Sets
  • Collect All and Save
  • Acceptable Audio and Video Formats
  • MIDI Files
  • Analysis Files
  • Live Packs
  • Ableton Skin Files
  • Working with File Formats

Optimizing Sound Quality in Live

  • Global Preferences
  • Clip Settings
  • Warping Settings
  • Gain Staging

Session View

  • Overview
  • Track Types
  • The Browser
  • Previewing in the Browser
  • Clips & Scenes
  • Global Quantize
  • The Mixer
  • Using Session View

Audio Clips & Warping

Audio Clip Properties

  • Introduction to Clip Panels
  • Navigating Clip Properties

The Clip Box

  • Clip Box Overview
  • Clip Activator
  • Clip Name and Color
  • Time Signature
  • Groove Overview
  • Nudge Sample
  • Working with the Clip Box

The Launch Box

  • Launch Modes
  • Legato Mode
  • Launch Clip Quantization
  • Launch Velocity
  • Follow Actions
  • Working with the Launch Box

The Sample Display Box

  • Sample Display Box Introduction
  • Navigating the Sample Display
  • Sample File Settings
  • Transpose, Detune, and Gain
  • Warp Settings Overview
  • Start and End Settings
  • Loop Settings
  • Working with the Sample Box

The Envelope Box

  • Envelope Box Overview
  • Envelope Editor and Quick Chooser
  • Device Chooser and Control Chooser
  • Linked and Unlinked Envelopes
  • Working With Envelopes

Introduction to Warping

  • Introduction to Warping

Warp Modes

  • Introduction to Warp Modes
  • Beats Mode
  • Tones Mode
  • Texture Mode
  • Repitch Mode
  • Complex and Complex Pro Mode
  • Working with Warp Modes

Warp Markers

  • Introduction to Warp Markers
  • Creating Warp Markers
  • Transients and Warp Markers
  • Warp From Here
  • Working with Warp Markers

Producing with MIDI

MIDI Recording

  • Overview
  • The Computer MIDI Keyboard
  • MIDI Track Routing
  • Recording MIDI
  • Overdubbing MIDI
  • Record Quantization
  • MIDI Track to Track Routing and Recording
  • MIDI Track to Track Tricks

MIDI Editing

  • MIDI Editing Overview
  • The MIDI Editor Overview
  • Start/End Markers and the Loop Brace
  • The MIDI Editor Grid
  • Interpreting MIDI Data
  • Draw Mode
  • Editing MIDI Notes
  • MIDI Clipboard Commands
  • MIDI Step Recording
  • Stretching MIDI Patterns
  • Note Quantization
  • Creating and Applying Grooves to MIDI
  • Editing Note Velocity
  • MIDI Clip Envelopes
  • Creating Tuplets in the MIDI Editor

MIDI Controller Mapping

  • Controller Mapping Overview
  • Keyboard Map Mode
  • MIDI Map Mode
  • The MIDI Mapping Browser
  • Recording Mapping Automation
  • Takeover Modes
  • Instant Mapping
  • Customized Instant Mapping

Slice to New MIDI Track

  • Introduction to Slice to New MIDI Track
  • Cropping Audio
  • Slice to New MIDI Track
  • Editing Slices
  • Making New Clips from Sliced Audio
  • Working with Slice to New MIDI Track

MIDI Controllers

  • MIDI Controllers Overview
  • Planning Your MIDI Studio Before You Buy
  • MIDI Keyboard Controllers
  • MIDI Drum Pad Controllers
  • MIDI Control Surfaces
  • Touch Screen MIDI Control Surfaces
  • Dedicated Ableton MIDI Control Surfaces

Understanding Latency

  • Introduction to Latency
  • Sound Card Latency
  • Live Preferences for Latency
  • Calculating Latency and Driver Error Compensation
  • Plug-in and Effect Latency
  • MIDI Latency
  • Mastering Latency Overview

Essential Audio Effects & Instruments

Essential Audio Effects

  • Auto Filter
  • Auto Pan
  • Chorus
  • EQ Three
  • Flanger
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Limiter
  • Overdrive
  • Phaser
  • Ping Pong Delay
  • Reverb
  • Utility

Live 9 Compressor

  • Introduction to Live 9’s Compressor
  • Collapsed View
  • Auto Release
  • Transfer Curve View
  • Release Envelope
  • Activity View
  • Dry/Wet Mix
  • Expander
  • Backwards Compatibility

Impulse & Simpler

  • Impulse
  • Simpler

Producing with Racks

Audio Effect Rack

  • Navigating the Audio Effect Rack
  • The Device Panel
  • Creating Effect Chains in Parallel
  • The Chain List
  • The Chain Select Editor
  • Macro Controls
  • Macro Mode and Mapping
  • The Macro Mapping Browser
  • Multi-effects Selector
  • Racks within Racks
  • Working with Audio Effect Racks

Using Drum Racks

  • What is a Drum Rack?
  • Creating Drum Racks
  • Loading Sounds
  • Organizing Sounds
  • Drum Rack Chains
  • Sends And Returns
  • Building a Drum Kit
  • Layering Your Beats
  • Nesting And Saving Your Drum Racks
  • Working With Drum Racks

Deep Drum Racks

  • Introduction to Deep Drum Racks
  • Drum Rack Macros
  • 128s
  • Live 8: Multis
  • Live 9: Advanced Layering
  • The Drum Rack I/0
  • Choke Groups
  • Beyond Percussion

Instrument Racks

  • Navigating the Instrument Rack
  • Instrument Rack Device Panel
  • Creating Instrument Chains in Parallel
  • The Chains List Panel
  • The Key Zone Editor
  • The Velocity Zone Editor
  • The Chain Select Editor
  • Zone Signal Flow
  • Macro Control Panel
  • Macro Map Mode
  • The Instrument Rack Macro Mapping Browser
  • Instrument Racks within Racks
  • Racks within Racks
  • Layered Bass Instrument Rack

Grooves & Automation


  • Introduction to Grooves
  • Applying Grooves
  • Making Your Own Grooves
  • The Groove Pool


  • Intro To Automation
  • Session View Automation
  • Modulation
  • Moving Automated Clips To Arrangement View
  • Recording Arrangement View Automation
  • Automation Lanes
  • Draw Mode and Automation
  • Breakpoints and Curves
  • Automating Time Signature Changes
  • Automating Tempo Changes
  • Locking Automation Envelopes
  • Warping Linked Envelopes

Grooves Tips & Tricks

  • Grooves Tips and Tricks Overview
  • Jump To Library
  • Groove Consistency
  • The Lazy Producer’s MIDI
  • Extracting Specific Elements
  • Thickening a Mono Track

DJing with Ableton Live


  • File Formats Introduction
  • Live Projects and Sets
  • Live Packs
  • Introduction to the Sample Display
  • Navigating the Sample Display
  • Sample File Settings
  • Transpose, Detune, and Gain
  • Warp Settings Overview
  • Start and End Settings
  • Loop Settings
  • Working with the Sample Box
  • Overview
  • Envelope Editor and Quick Chooser
  • Device Chooser and Control Chooser
  • Linked and Unlinked Envelopes
  • Working With Envelopes
  • Introduction to Warping
  • Introduction to Warp Modes
  • Beats Mode
  • Tones Mode
  • Texture Mode
  • Repitch Mode
  • Complex and Complex Pro Modes
  • Working with Warp Modes

Module 1

  • Why Use Live?
  • A Brief History of DJing
  • Audio Preferences
  • The Crossfader
  • Constructing a DJ set
  • Music File Formats
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Mapping an iDJ MIDI Controller
  • Preparing DJ Tracks
  • Preparing Your DJ Set
  • Basic DJing in Action
  • Managing Your Music
  • Bonus: Week 1 Live Webinar Recording | January 22nd 2015

Module 2

  • Introduction to Week 2
  • Beats, Bars, and Phrases
  • Tempo and BPM
  • Ian’s DJ Setup
  • Basic DJ Effect Rack
  • Building Your Set
  • Cue Points and Loops
  • The Slam
  • The Outro Slam
  • The Breakdown Mix
  • Silence in the Mix
  • Using EQ
  • Mixing with Audio Effects
  • Finding Track Keys
  • Harmonic Mixing
  • The Akai APC40
  • Sends and Returns
  • Tempo Genre Transitions
  • Example DJ Set
  • Editing Your Mix
  • Bonus: Week 2 Live Webinar Recording | January 29th 2015

Module 3

  • Digital Crate Digging
  • Digital Downloading
  • Max for Live Effects for DJs
  • Layering Samples
  • Audio to MIDI for DJing
  • Digitizing Vinyl
  • The Gig Bag
  • Preparing for a Gig
  • Ending the DJ Course
  • Bonus: Week 3 Live Webinar Recording | February 2nd 2015

The Art of Synthesis

Module 1

  • Course Overview: A quick rundown of what we’re doing and why, along with a breakdown of what we’ll be covering when.

Modular programming and subtractive

  • The Modular Approach: A quick touch on the conceptual difference between modular and contained methods of working, along with notes on how to approach work in Ableton Live.
  • Series and Parallel: One of the most important things to grasp, we’ll go through how routing options make your sounds come alive, and how you can get the most of of what you have.
  • Distortion and Feedback: Drive stages are an important way of shaping sound. We’re going to look at what the differences are between certain placements, and what happens when you create feedback loops.
  • Analog Style Oscillators and Noise: Even though they might seem “vanilla” there’s often more to these classic waveforms than meets the eye, and we’re going to touch on a few useful things to know.
  • Stompy Bass: Our first practical video, the Stompy Bass is a big funky analog style bass tone that uses all that we’ve talked about up until now, including some cool routings and macro controls.
  • Layering and Tuning: We’re going to go beyond simple detuning here and look at chord creation, along with some modulations and important aspects of creating big sounds.
  • The Hoover: A total classic sound, the Hoover is a great combination of cool tuning modulations and some effects to make it pop. This is a great starting point sound for unlimited options.
  • The Prog Chord: In this vid we’re going to check out how to make a phat “prog chord,” the kind of sound that builds to a crescendo as the filter opens and is full of emotive tone and complexity.
  • Oscillator Sync: Oscillator sync is a common function on subtractive synths, and a great source of complex harmonic tones. We’ll look at how it works and why.
  • Monster Sync Lead: Using oscillator sync, we’re going to make a huge sounding bass/ lead reminiscent of daft punk, electro-rock and funk.

Module 2

Exotic modules, modulations and filter FM

  • Ring Modulation: An overview of ring modulation as an effect both onboard synthesizers and in Ableton, along with historical notes.
  • Destructo Bass: A heavy gritty bass tone in Massive that makes use of LFO mappings to Sample and hold and Ring mod.
  • Modulating a Modulator: The modular approach allows us to engage in meta-programming… we can use mod sources to control mod sources to control mod sources, and the results can be amazing.
  • Wobble Monster: A super modulated complex bass tone that shows off what you get with multiple routings on routings.
  • Advanced Envelope Functions: Looping and envelope curves are two ways of making a simple function do a lot more for you. We’ll look at some uses of each.
  • Wonky Bass: A morphing bass that uses envelope looping instead of an LFO to give us a complex wobble effect.
  • Step and Mod Sequencers: Step sequencers are still useful within a DAW, as they change your work flow. Within a synth, these sequencers can often be one of the most valuable sources of modulation at your disposal.
  • Moroder Bass: Using a step sequencer and a mod sequencer, we’ll create a poly rhythmic series of modulations on a rolling bass.
  • Self Oscillating Filter: If you have a self oscillating filter, you always have a sine wave. We’ll look at the filter as a source of sub bass, effects sounds, rising tones and electronic blips.
  • 808 Bass Drum: An oldie but goodie, we’ll use a self oscillating filter to create a booming 808 style bass drum.
  • Spaced Out Riser: Using a few mod sources and a self oscillating filter, we’re going to create a big rising effect, then morph it into a dropper.
  • Introduction to Audio Rate: Why does a low frequency oscillator behave the way it does and what happens when you apply it at a high frequency? Before we look at filter FM and FM synthesis, we’re going to define some terms and look at how audio rate modulation can be implemented.
  • Filter FM: One of my absolute favorite effects, the application of the audio rate modulation of an oscillator to a filters cutoff imparts the character of that oscillator to the sound in a unique and ear-grabbing way. We’ll look at why.
  • Talking Bass: FXpansions synth squad allows for some great analog style madness, and the filter FM is one of the prime sources of funk.

Module 3

FM intensive, resampling

  • Exotic Sound Sources – Beyond V/A: Besides virtual analog oscillators, there are many options in the sound creation department – heres an overview of the ones we’ll examine.
  • Introduction to FM: An overview of FM synthesis, as distinct from Filter FM and audio rate modulation for effect, and a demystification of the approach. Historical overview and implications for sound design as well as limitations and areas of ideal use will be explored.
  • Modulators, Carriers, Ratio: A focused look at the interplay between oscillators in FM synthesis. There will be little to no modulation and we’ll be looking at harmonic relationships.
  • Metallic Bass: A big nasty FM tone, this metallic bass / lead will show off some of the interplay between oscillators in an FM synth.
  • Timbre Control: FM uses a different approach to sound design, controlling the timbre with envelopes and feedback.
  • The Bass Growl: By employing volume envelopes, we can shape the timbre of a bass sound, and we can push it even further with some feedback.
  • The Donk: Analog and digital are a great combo – in this case we’re going to use Operator for a gritty top tone and analog for girth.
  • Impractical FM: An examination of atonal results of inharmonic FM adjustments and their uses in percussion sound design.
  • FM Percussion Sequence: Playing with a mod sequencer and some envelopes, we’ll create a great complex percussion sequence using Cypher.
  • Notes on Resampling (Back to The Ring Mod): We’re going to look at re-enlisting one of the earlier sound design techniques (ring modulation) to demonstrate resampling as a means of taming inharmonic oscillator relationships.
  • Kalimbic Bass: In this case we’re going to dial things back in our aggression, making an organic sounding bass that still slams.

Module 4

Wavetable, Granular and Additive

  • Notes on Wavetable: Wavetable synthesis is a beast, and we’re going to have a quick look at what a wavetable is, what its limits are, and why certain sounds can be created in wavetable synthesis that can’t be created in other means.
  • The Scanner Bass: Morphing through our wavetable with an envelope, we’re going to create an industrial bass tone that moves with the track.
  • Notes on Granular: Granular synthesis is an old approach that’s gaining lots of attention in recent years. Here we’ll look at why, what it can do for you, what its best at and how to easily integrate it.
  • Granular Bass: A gritty, industrial bass tone with lots of modulation.
  • Granular style effects in Sampler: Sampler has some looping options under the hood that can give us easy to use, granular style results.
  • Found Sound Bass: A look at creating a bass tone using looped tones in sampler, in particular looking at looping and tuning.
  • Space Pad: A combination of granular synthesis and virtual analog to make a beautiful complex pad.
  • Mangler Bass: Creating industrial overtones using home made samples and then layering them with a huge distorted bass.
  • Notes on Additive: As with FM, Additive invokes some fear in novice synthesists (and many experienced ones). We’ll break it down with a look at the first additives, and why you don’t need a degree to use it.
  • Brainworm: A heavily modulated additive bass / lead with lots of punch and grit, this sound will benefit from lots of macro control.
  • Recap of the Exotics: Summarizing our exotic oscillator/synthesis types, we can look at the strengths and weaknesses of each and brainstorm some uses.
  • Recap: A quick look back at our course, with a recap of the modular approach and why its important.

What skill level are these courses?
Beginner to intermediate. You don’t need to be a pro or know anything about Live, this bundle is designed to teach you the fundamentals of Ableton Live, DJing with Live, and then give you a wicked view into the world of whats possible with Push.

What exactly will I learn in each course?
Each one of our product pages contains a full course description, course curriculum and free full length preview videos from the course. We highly recommend checking out each course page fully and watching the free preview videos! That way you can ensure that this bundle is right for you.

Are these courses applicable to my genre?
In a word – yes. The techniques we teach can be applied universally to virtually any electronic music genre.

How long can I access the courses and the videos?
You get lifetime access to this courses included in this bundle.

Are there downloads or templates for the courses?
There are some downloads for the courses. You will find them on each individual course page if there are any.

What if I don’t like the bundle?
We want you to be as excited about your courses as we are. If for any reason you’re not 100% happy with it, we offer a no-hassle, no-BS, super easy 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 60 days after purchase we will refund your money.

What version of Live do I need to use the courses?
These courses is done in Live 8 & Live 9. All of these techniques can also be done in Live 9 Intro & Live 9 Suite. If your taking advantage of the Education Discount with Ableton then your version of Live 9 Standard or Suite will be all that you need! A demo of Live 9 is available at, though if you go this route as it will expire after 30 days.

What if I don’t have a Push 2?

This course was designed for you to follow the videos lessons using your Push 2. If you don’t have a Push, you can still take the course. But it will kinda be like showing up to batting practice without your bat.

What if I have the original Push?

While this is a course specifically focused on Push 2, most of the curriculum and techniques are still applicable to first version of Push.

What version of Live 9 and Push does this course cover?

This course covers topics and features up to Live 9.6.

Are there any hardware requirements?

Yes. To get the most out of the Push course included in this bundle, we recommend following along with the videos while using your Push 2 (or Push 1), and a computer with access to high speed internet. Even if you have a Push 1 most concepts are still applicable. If you grab this bundle you will be eligible for Educational Discount Pricing on a new Push unit and your choice of Ableton Live 9 Standard or Suite at 40% off. For specific questions on Educational Pricing please message our support team here.

How can I be eligible for the educational pricing?
To be eligible for the Educational discount pricing you need to purchase Ableton Live from this link, and then email a copy of your receipt(s) from Warp Academy to totalling $300 or more.

What if I already have a copy of Ableton Live?
If you are beginner and already have a copy of Ableton Live, definitely still check out the Warp Academy Producer Push Bundle!

How long will it take Ableton to approve my software license?
Ableton states on their educational pricing page that you will typically get a response of verification in 1-2 days. If you can’t wait for the verification process to run its course, you can use the free 30-day license to make music while Ableton verifies.

If I want to create my own custom order of $300 or more, what courses do you suggest outside of the Warp Academy Producer Push Bundle courses?
If you want to powerfully transform your relationship to your music, definitely enrol in Vespers most popular course Creative Mastery.  If you are looking to level up your Bass sound design skills and want to learn how to make bass that will seriously piss off your neighbours, check out the Blitz Bass Sound Design course.

What if I have trouble viewing the streaming videos?
Important: To get the best experience, we highly recommend you use the most updated version of Google’s free Chrome browser.

Can I download the videos?
No, but you have full access to all the video content after signing up. You can also access the videos from virtually any mobile device.

Are there any system requirements?
Yes, a broadband internet connection and computer are required. Minimum requirements are obviously the ability to run Ableton Live 8/9 so any computer with Mac OS 10.5 & Windows XP or newer should do just fine.


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Additional information

Video Episodes


Total Length

32 hours

DAW Used

Live 8 & Live 9



Course Access

Lifetime access to course videos & materials!

Members Discounts

40% Educational Discount on Ableton Live 9 (Standard or Suite), 20-60% off on plugins & third-party software!