Ableton Live + Push 2

“Live is fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features—everything you need to make any kind of music.”

Here is the ultimate entry to electronic music production created for individuals familiar with basic music theory concepts or have completed our Intro to Electronic Music Production course. This will provide a solid foundation in the functionality of the software and the Ableton Push MIDI controller. This is also perfect for producers looking to learn and utilize the Ableton Live application in their existing studio.

By the end of the course, students will have the know-how to accomplish the end goal of completing  songs ready for mixing and mastering.

Topics include:

  • Beat Making
  • Chords and Chord Progressions
  • Basic Songwriting
  • Sampling
  • Arrangements and Mixing
  • Basic Synthesis
  • Audio Effects
  • Plug-Ins


Students will be using the Ableton Live Suite Software on iMac computers along with Ableton Push 2 MIDI controllers.

This course meets for 2 hours twice a week for 4 weeks.
16 curriculum hours total.

Enrollment will also include access to ‘open studio’ time in the CP Beat Lab for 8 weeks.

*Students are more than welcome to use their own laptops during the course if desired. If you do not own Ableton Live, you can download the free, fully featured Ableton Live Trial. The trial version will allow you to save and export your work for 30 days. If you use the trial version, do not download it until the course is scheduled to begin.

Wednesdays and Fridays in January 2018 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm