ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

This 6 week course is designed to completely master Ableton Push for composition, songwriting, mixing, and live performance.

This in-depth course will give you the tools necessary to use Push as the ultimate instrument and controller for Ableton Live.

You will finish the course creating, recording, mixing, and performing your musical ideas with Push.

LESSON OVERVIEW

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    Programming Drums

    16 Velocities Mode, 64 Pad Mode, Repeat, Editing, Sequencing, and Coloring Rhythms

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    Note Mode

    Scales, Melodic Sequencer, and Chord Sequencer (Melodic Sequencer+32 Notes)

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    Sampling

    Slicing Mode, Converting to Drum Rack, and Using Simpler

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    Mixing 

    Routing, Mixing, Return Tracks and Send Effects

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    Live Performance

    Session Mode, Using Max for Live, and Live Looping 

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     Class Jams

    Unique Classroom Setup with Futuristic Computer Jams

LESSON PLAN

Push is a new type of instrument with a definite learning curve. The aim of this class is to you with an in-depth understanding of how to use Push for recording, programming, editing, mixing, mastering, and performing your music. During this six-week course, we will learn the tools, techniques, and tricks required to master Push.


PUSH01 – Drum Mode

Learn the foundational elements of rhythm and sequencing, as well as editing and recording your own drums using custom sounds and built-in kits. Explore the expressive possibilities of Push using 16 Velocities Mode and 64 Pad Mode.


PUSH02 – Playing & Controlling Instruments

Push opens up a new, infinite world of diatonic composition! Push allows us to play in key using its isomorphic pad layout. Learn how to create chords, basslines and melodies using Push’s Melodic 64 Mode, Melodic Sequencer, and its hybrid mode— Melodic Sequencer+32 Notes.


PUSH03 – Sampling

Explore the creative possibilities Push provides as a sampler. Learn to chop, mangle, stretch, and sequence samples through Push’s multiple sampling modes. Dive deep into controlling, editing, and chopping your samples directly through Push. Since its upgrade, Push has become the ultimate sampling machine for any style of music, from hip-hop to house! 


PUSH04 – Mixing with Push

After creating your tracks’ musical elements, it is time to mix them. Learn how to use Push as a modern mixing console; load effects, plugins, and routings— even side chain— directly from Push. Master Push’s Mix Mode.


PUSH05 – Live Performance

Study and practice live performance as a creative medium, or for the stage. Explore Push’s Session Mode, techniques for the stage, finger drumming, recording instruments, and session planning.


PUSH06 – What’s Next

Student Performances/Listening Session. Tackle more advanced approaches to using Push, custom scripts, Max for Live, and User Mode.

DETAILS

DURATION 6 Weeks

ADMISSION $760

DATES September 18th, 2019

SCHEDULING Wednesdays 11:00AM-2:00PM

Duration

Admission

Dates

Scheduling

6 Weeks

$760

September 18th, 2019

Wednesdays 11:00AM-2:00PM

BEAT LAB STUDENTS GET

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     Access to Beat Lab Online Course Curriculum
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    Small classrooms for maximum attention (up to 12 students)
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    Experience playing Push live for the studio or stage
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    Exclusive student discounts on gear and software
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    Custom presets, cheat sheets, tutorials and special class guests
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    Potential performance gigs after graduation

FAQ

This course is for anyone who wants to master Ableton Push.

Any level of expertise (beginner, intermediate, advanced).

Wednesdays 11:00AM-2:00PM

Some classes might be rescheduled due to national holidays.

Yes, absolutely!

You can book your class visit HERE

Call: 323-999-7815

or Email: info@beatlabacademy.com

Required Software (Student Discounts Available):
– Ableton Live (Intro, Standard or Suite)

– Ableton Push 1 or 2

We can provide on-site headphones, speakers, keyboards, and accessories.

We recommended owning speakers and/or headphones.

If you are not sure which speakers or headphones to buy, contact us for advice.

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Foundation of Music Theory
  • Rhythm Theory
  • Using Semitones and Intervals
  • Diatonic composition
  • Harmonizing and building chords
  • Styling
Learn the language of music to help you make the music you want to make, To communicate with other musicians and reveal the magic behind your favorie songs.
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Progremming Beats
  • How Drum Racks work
  • Choosing the right samples
  • How to use Syncopation
  • Layering Techniques
  • Drum Processing methods
Sequence drums in any style using Ableton Live's Drum Racks. Learn tricks and techniques to take your beats to the next level.
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Ableton Live 101
  • Why Ableton Live?
  • Session vs. Arrangement
  • Recording & Editing Audio
  • Live's Warp Engine
  • Using & customizing MIDI controllers
Experience the leading software today for modern music production.
Demystify the world of Ableton Live to make any style of music.
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Sampling
  • History of Sampling
  • Hardware Samplers
  • Simpler vs. Sampler
  • Sampling your own instruments
  • Slicing Samples
Explore the endless world of sampling.
Add organic texture or make it into an instrument
Everything is possible with sampling
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Using MIDI Controllers
  • Which Controller Should I Get?
  • Setting Up
  • Expression Controls
  • Advance MIDI Utilities
  • Playing Live Beats
Choose the right MIDI controller for your production/live needs.
Use MIDI remote scritps to enahce your workflow
Learn tricks and tips to customize your controller
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Recording & Warping
  • Choosing the right mic
  • Setting up recording session
  • Working with other musicians
  • Time Stretching
  • Live's editing tools
Learn how to setup and record mics and instruments in Ableton Live.
Master the warp engine for syncronizing audio and sound design
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Class Jams
  • Play in a band with your computer
  • Try out different instruments and MIDI controllers
  • Improvise on any given scale
  • Develop your ear for melodies, harmonies & Basslines
Play live with your classmates in the first modern ClassJam environment.
Develop collaboration skills, performance focus and improvisation techniques.
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Structure & Styling
  • Active Listening
  • Pre-Determined Arrangement Techniques
  • BPM Ranges
  • Song Segments and how to use them
  • Finishing a full song
Get your own sound from analyzing and deconstrucing modern song structures.
Learn different musical genres to help you achive your own unique sound.
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Music Theory 202
  • Parallel Harmony
  • Relative Scales
  • Pentatonic & Blues Scales
  • Jazz in Modern Music
  • Voicing Techniques
  • Borrowed Chords
Progress your composition skills by learning advanced music theory methods.
You will get a deeper understanding of how to produce strong harmonies, melodies and arrangements.
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Ableton Live 202
  • The Launchbox
  • Modulation Vs. Automation
  • Session View Production Techniques
  • Advance Audio & MIDI Editing
  • Clip Envelopes
Learn advance Ableton techniques to take your production to the next level.
Everything is possible with Ableton Live let your imagination be your guide.
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Styling
  • Analyzing Electronic vs. Acoustic music
  • Odd Time Signatures
  • Arrangment Styling
  • Sound Selection
  • Deconstructing Methods.
Learn the key characteristic of all popular music styles.
You have a specific style in mind you want to produce? We'll show you all the secrets.
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Synthesis
  • Analog vs. Digital
  • Synth Signal Path
  • Oscillators, Filters, Envelopes and LFOs
  • Advance Modulators
  • Reverse Engineering
Take the sounds in your head and create them in the computer using synthesizers.
Demystify the vast world of virtual synths.
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Sound Design
  • Advanced Time Stretching
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Fractal Soundscapes
  • Experiments in Sound
  • Field Recordings
  • The Art of Layering
Develop creative thinking by using multiple techniques to create unique and complex sounds.
Become a sonic master.
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Collaboration
  • Ableton Link
  • Class Production Sessions
  • Project Managment
  • Real vs. Virtual instruments
  • Live Performance Routines
  • Rewiring
Collaborate with class mates with in-class synchronization.
Develope the skills needed to productevlly work with other musicians.
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Remixing
  • Choosing The Right Song to Remix
  • Flipping a Sample
  • Remixer Tools
  • Stems and Multi-Tracks
  • Preparing your Original Production for Remixing
Learn the art of remixing from top remixers in the industry.
Take your favorite songs and filp them with your own style.
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Live Performance
  • DJing in Ableton Live
  • Preparing your Songs for Live Performance
  • Playing with a Band
  • Live Looping
  • DIY Controllers
Use the computer as a live musical performance tool.
DJ or play your own orgianls in any way you can imagine.
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Max for Live
  • Max for Live Essentials
  • Modifying Exciting Devices
  • Creating your own Devices
  • Ableton as a Modular Environment
  • Live's API
  • VJing using Jitter
Explore the infinite potenital of Cycling 74's and Ableton's Max for Live.
Control Live in ways that weren't possible before.
Anything is possible with Max for Live
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Mastering
  • Win the Loudness Wars
  • Mastering Song vs. Album
  • Prepering Your Music for Distribution
  • Understanding the importance of Dynamic Range
Master your songs to sound as good as possible on as many playback systems as possible.
Learn the secrets on how to make your songs loud and punchy.
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Finger Drumming
  • Choosing the Right Controller
  • Sound Design for Live Performance
  • Building Custom Racks
  • Using DIY Controllers
  • Planning your Controller's Configuration
Humanize your production or impress your audience on stage.
Build your own sound packs and develope your live performace skill with finger drumming.
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Live Looping
  • Hardware Looping
  • Using Live's Looper
  • Live Looping in the Session View
  • Automatic Loop Recording using MIDI Scripts
  • Setup and Routing
Master the art of live looping with virtual instruments, conventional instruments and mics.
Come up with quick musical ideas, build your songs live on stage.
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Online Presence
  • Social Media
  • How to Reach Out to Labels
  • Booking Shows
  • Getting Signed
  • Getting more Followers
  • Making a Music Video
Develop your artist brand and get your music heard by the right people.
Book shows, tours and festivals.
Find the right label and make music your career.
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Entertainment Law
  • Clearing Samples
  • Commercial vs. Indie Distribution
  • Getting your music on TV and Film
  • Working with a Manager
  • Copyright your Music
  • Performance Rights
Understand the legallty behind the music industry.
Get the most out of your shows and releases. Maximize income streams.
Distribute your music the right way.
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Production Sessions
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  • Live Routines Assignments
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  • Produce other Classmates
  • Online Collaboration Methods
  • Musical Chairs
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Get private mentorship sessions from Beat Lab's instructors
Learn how to add part of yourself creatively to an exciting song.
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Mixing
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  • Controlling the Stereo Field
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  • Using Time Based Effects
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Master the art of sound mixing.
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