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INTRO TO ABLETON LIVE

January 13 - 20, 2022

6PM - 8PM EST

This two-part online workshop will cover the basics of Ableton Live for the first-time user. Part one of this workshop will discuss what Ableton is and how it compares to other Digital Audio Workstations. Participants will be guided through the two main views in Ableton and the various workflows for different types of projects. Once familiar with the interface, participants will explore the instrument and effects plugins in Ableton and how to fine-tune them.

Part two of this workshop will provide a deeper look into production techniques and the basics of MIDI recording, drum programming, and sampling. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to embrace creativity in audio production by working from start to finish on a project. Finally, participants will learn the importance of arranging a work, mastering it, and mixing it down to files ready to be used in a project.

Course Outline

Session 1: Thursday January 13th, 6pm-8pm

Session 2: Thursday January 20th, 6pm-8pm

Materials

Mac or PC with headphones or speakers

Zoom account (Register here)

Ableton Live 90-day trial (Available here)

About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.

Cancellation

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.