When vocals are done right they can be the feature element that makes a hit song that tops charts. A vocal is what makes a piece of music a “song”, and not a “track”. But there’s a reason most electronic music doesn’t feature vocals; they’re time consuming and difficult to do well. We’ll cover the basics of how to get professional sounding vocals. These techniques work even if you’ve recorded the vocals in your home studio in a bad room, with inexpensive, low-quality equipment. We’ll use stock Ableton Live effects, as well as my recommended free and paid third-party plugins.
Wavetable is the badass new flagship synth in Live 10. It represents a huge step forwards in Ableton’s sound design arsenal, and gives you an unlimited array of sonic possibilities to wield. This course will take you on an exhilarating deep dive into Wavetable, equipping you with a solid grasp on the basics, and then amping things up from there! No feature is left out so you’ll discover all the advanced pro-tips you need to become a straight-up power user. Wavetable synthesis is an essential part of today’s modern sounds used in cutting-edge genres of music. Make sure you’re capable of flexing the full power of Live’s new mainstay synth. Our high-quality, straight-to-the-point videos will accelerate your knowledge, allowing you to confidently create the sounds you hear in your head. Learning at an Ableton Certified Training Center, ensures you’re getting the absolute best knowledge straight from the source. This course was created by Torsten, an Ableton Certified Trainer who’s a total guru with Wavetable. Check out some of the free preview videos over in the curriculum and get started today.
Sound Design Secrets in Serum is co-presented by two of the sound designers behind our epic, Darkside Funk soundbank: Dan Dusko and Vespers. Between them they’ve got 3 decades of production experience and have created some of the world’s most cutting-edge Serum sounds. Vespers’s tutorials are some of the most watched and liked Serum videos on Youtube. They drop tips and tricks they developed while working on Darkside Funk, showcasing the most current new features.
For several years now, Michael has been teaching violin, DJing, and Ableton Live at Prussin Music in Vancouver, B.C., at the School of Remix, and via private lessons. Michael has helped many of his students discover and develop their own musical performances. Michael’s teaching method is a combination of traditional instruction and self-directed learning. As a performer, Michael has had the pleasure of performing in countries all over the world, and graced the stage at festivals such as Shambhala, Astral Harvest and Atmosphere.
The Art of Synthesis will massively expand your sound design skills and give you total confidence to open any synthesizer and start using it right away. You’ll know how to intuitively manipulate and maneuver key components of any synth, using techniques that professional sound designers usually keep secret.
In this online course, Ableton Live Certified Trainers Isaac Cotec and Ian Gallagher will show you all the techniques needed to start rocking out your own live mixes. If you’re ready to get on the fast track to DJing, then this course is for you. Take the journey from the first steps of DJing all the way to rock-solid proficiency in just three weeks. Stop dreaming about it, and instead start rocking out on your new DJ Sets.
The Blitz Bass Sound Design Ultra Class is a online course developed by Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer and founder of WarpAcademy.com, that features 23 HD streaming tutorial videos that will showcase how to make bass that will seriously piss off your neighbours! The course includes an extensive template, packed with tons of tools, presets, Racks, and samples Vespers uses in his own music.
Mixing is equal parts art and science. You need both theory and practice to achieve mastery. In this course you will get both. Get the theory behind mixing and mastering with MixLab, a 5 hour course where Jake Perrine lays out all you need to know. Included are actual mix sessions of previous participants projects where he takes the sound from good to great! Learn to push your own projects over the finish line and supercharge your mixing game!
Vespers hand-picked a small, tight-knit group of his closest students and gave them an opportunity he’d never offered before. Each of them submitted one of their projects for Vespers to do a full-on re-working. Vespers had a full license to thrill, and ripped each project apart with a “no-holds-barred” approach, completely re-engineering them. Vespers recorded an epic 1 hour screencast of the makeover of each project, detailing his processes, techniques, workflows and professional methods every step of the way. The lessons and insights learned by the students in the course were so ground-breaking and invaluable that these episodes are now being made publicly available to you for the first time.
This course is jammed full of practical knowledge, explantations, and concise breakdowns of why things work the way they do. And with the included supplemental exercises on practicing scales, building triads and larger chords, this material will continue to be fruitful and aid your music making skills for years to come. Music Theory is specifically designed to help you learn how music works, and is ideal for anyone new to music theory.
Knowing what each parameter does, and knowing how to USE them are two different things. In this series, we cover both. You’ll be introduced to the main parameters in synthesis, and then shown practical examples of how to use them. This combination of theory with real-world application will make sure you’re making leaps and bounds forward in your skills in the shortest period of time. We’re all about impact.
Glitches and Grains puts an array of wicked-powerful new weapons in your sound design arsenal. This course gets super deep into Ableton Live’s power features and unlocks its full potential. Taking this course will reveal workflows and processes that few producers ever discover. Become an Ableton power user by unlocking these epic production secrets.
Ableton Live 10 Jumpstart is our foundational course for Live. It’s designed specifically to set you up right from the beginning. It’s what everything is built on and it positions you to be the best producer you can possibly be. This course goes through all the details, so you can LITERALLY ditch the manual and know with confidence that you won’t be missing crucial info.
Bottom line? All these hacks accelerate learning, increase understanding, and activate new neural pathways in your brain. You’ll learn more about sound design in Serum, faster, and more completely than any other course. You’ll be confident, you’ll remember what you’re learning, and be able to apply it when it counts in the studio. We’re so sure of this that we guarantee it. If you don’t get these results within 60 days, we’ll fully refund you.