343 Labs

  • New York City NY United States

343 Labs is NYC’s fastest growing music production and performance community with free weekly masterclasses, networking events, performance opportunities, and a broad offering of music production courses. With some of NYC’s most accomplished producers on its teaching roster, of which four are Ableton Certified Trainers, students can expect an exceptional educational experience, both in NYC, Berlin, and online.

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343 Labs has locations in both New York City and Berlin, as well as a diverse online course offering. Besides its cutting-edge music production classes and curriculum taught by world-class instructors, 343 Labs emphasizes its ever-growing, inclusive community of producers, artists and educators. The 343 Labs community is non-discriminatory and comprises people of diverse cultures, genders, races and experience levels. Spanning an equally diverse range of musical genres, it offers free daily educational events via its Discord server and YouTube channel, such as masterclasses, feedback sessions, performance opportunities and contests.

343 Labs also gives students lifetime access to their network of education and industry partners – even after graduating – including label releases of their own tracks, performances in NYC nightclubs, and ongoing mentorship from instructors and alums. We hope that you will be able to join us on your journey in becoming the best musician you can, and look forward to having you join the 343 Labs family. See what our students say about our classes here.

Teaching Philosophy & Curriculum

Our curriculum is the result of our expert instructors collectively teaching thousands of students how to make music to their fullest potential. When designing the courses, our goal was to provide a solid foundation to learn music production and performance in a structured way; however, we also wanted to have the flexibility to adapt our curriculum according to each student’s specific needs, experience and interests. Our class sizes are kept small to ensure an intimate learning environment, and to allow our instructors to focus on the individual needs of our students.

Online Classes

We like to think of our online classes as virtual classes, since they are taught in real-time using video conferencing technology, and taught by the same great instructors that teach at our New York and Berlin locations. This means classes can be taken from the comfort of your home, but are fully interactive; you can ask questions just like you would in an in-person class, and you will get feedback from your instructor right there on the spot. In addition, all classes are recorded, so if you want to go back to review a concept, or if you missed a class, you can. We make our online experience as interactive as possible with numerous online platforms available for students to engage with fellow students and teachers throughout the week.

Program Types (in-person and online)

  • Music production courses

  • Pro sessions (two-day online workshops with accomplished DJs/producers)

  • 343 Youth Academy and Summer Programs (ages 9-17)

Course Topics

  • Music production with Ableton Live

  • Music production with Logic Pro

  • Electronic music composition & arrangement

  • Mixing and mastering

  • Vocal production

  • Sound design and synthesis

Free Events (in-person and online)

  • 343 TV (daily live streaming on YouTube)

  • Masterclasses

  • Feedback sessions

  • Ableton User Group Meetup

  • Artist interviews

  • Beat challenges

More info about our courses

Please note: Ableton Certified Trainers and Ableton Certified Training Centers are private entities or enterprises and neither employees nor agents of Ableton. They are not administered by Ableton AG, Ableton Inc. or Ableton KK. The trainers and centers are solely responsible for their own course offerings and curricula. Ableton takes no responsibility or liability for the actions of the trainers or centers.