An Intro to Ableton Live – free course from Berklee Online

Berklee Online are offering a free course that supports you through your first steps with Ableton Live. To start learning how to get creative with Live's key features and express your musical ideas, sign up to the next course before January 30th.

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About the course

This one-month course gives you access to a series of video tutorials delivered by songwriter and producer Erin Barra, demonstrating how to use Live’s fundamentals to make music. On top of this, you’ll get individual feedback and support through peer assessments and a learner forum, plus there are quizzes to keep track of your progress.

Course content

The course is best suited for those who are new to Live, starting a trial, or looking to brush up on Live’s fundamentals. Topics covered include:

  • Programming MIDI and recording audio
  • Using software instruments and drum kits
  • Warping and converting audio
  • Mapping controls and using automation
  • Mixing
  • Managing files
  • Troubleshooting

After finishing, you’ll be ready to build on what you’ve learned and able to use Live creatively.

Sign up for the next course

Enrolment for the next course ends on January 30th. Sign up now via the Coursera learning platform.

If you don’t own a copy of Live, you can download the free trial version to complete the course.

The trial expires after 30 days, so don't unlock it until the course starts.