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Noiselab is a community of Ableton producers and electronic musicians. All instructors are either Ableton Certified Trainers or successful producers with impressive industry credentials. We believe in learning from the best, so that's all we offer.

 
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Want to try us out first? No problem, just enroll in the Electronic Music Production Level I course completely FREE of charge, no strings attached.


ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION LEVEL I

This is the first course in our 3-part series. We'll cover what a DAW (digital audio workstation) is, why Ableton Live is a unique DAW, and the difference between the Session View and Arrangement View. We will also teach you how to work with MIDI instruments, audio material, and much more.

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SYNTHESIS

This course focuses on 3 different types of synthesis that are employed by different virtual instruments in Ableton Live - subtractive synthesis using the analog instrument, frequency modulation (FM) synthesis with operator, and granular synthesis using the sampler instrument. This is a great introduction to the world of synthesis.

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THINGS EVERY ABLETON PRODUCER SHOULD KNOW

Learn several useful tips that you may not be aware of. We'll cover topics ranging from ways to use racks, techniques to use when grouping tracks, slicing audio to MIDI, assigning tempo and signature information to scenes, and much more. These hard-to-find skills will give you an edge as an Ableton producer.

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MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS

Master the fundamentals of music composition and songwriting. Learn note names, accidentals, how frequency corresponds to pitch, the difference between major and minor scales, note intervals, basic chords and inversions, chord progressions, and more.

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION LEVEL II

This is the second course in a 3-part series. Explore the basics of music production by focusing on composition techniques, programming drums, quantization, and basic music theory such as writing melody, chord progressions, adding a lead part, arpeggiators and many other topics.

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DJING WITH ABLETON LIVE

Ableton Live is a useful application not only for multitrack recording and production, but also for live performance. In this course, learn about the crossfader, midi mapping, incorporating effects, send effects, envelopes, advanced midi mapping, finger drumming, live looping, saving templates, and much more.

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THINGS EVERY PRODUCER SHOULD KNOW PART II

Develop a more efficient and productive workflow, while exploring some unique creative possibilities within Ableton Live. The concepts and techniques covered in this course will enable you to work in your projects and execute your creative ideas much quicker. These hard-to-find skills will give you an edge as producer.

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ABLETON CUSTOMIZATIONS AND HIDDEN FEATURES

Learn how to customize your Ableton Live working environment and speed up your workflow by automating repetitive tasks. Make your version of Ableton Live feel more like home and also improve the speed at which you can switch between different work modes and project types.

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION LEVEL III

This is the third and final course in a 3-part series. Learn about EQing your tracks, working with effects, creative sampling techniques, export settings, and much more. After completing this course in the electronic music production series you’ll be able to combine all of these elements into making a song.

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SIDECHAIN

Utilizing the sidechain input allows you to modulate audio by using the audio from another track - this allows you to control how the track pumps and breathes. It can however be applied in many other unique and creative ways. Each lesson will highlight a new device and show creative examples of how to take advantage of this feature. 

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PERFORMING WITH ABLETON LIVE

Preparing your live performance and getting your Ableton Live project stage-ready can be a daunting task. Musicians often struggle with how to best translate their tracks to a live performance, especially when it comes to dialing in the best setup with their software and hardware. 

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ABLETON LIVE HACKS FOR CREATING

Hack into Live's Session View to record, overdub, and live loop new parts without stopping the flow of the music. We will also look at hacks for more efficient writing of MIDI parts, such as utilizing MIDI effects, step recording in MIDI notes, and making the most of Drum Racks to organize sounds and samples quickly.

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Over 5,000 Students


What our students are saying...

Over 5,000 Students


What our students are saying...

"Although I've been using Ableton for quite a few years now, I must say I learned many interesting things here. Your courses are great and fun. Thanks very much."
-Michel


"Fun learning. To the point... Number 1 course for Ableton."
- Ambir


"I can't tell you how much this course really helped me understand another DAW... made understanding Ableton a lot easier than YouTube videos."
-John


"I had already some experience myself with Ableton, music production, and sound design, however I have found that the approach your courses offer helped me fill out some holes in my knowledge about Ableton. I think that the courses are well structured and things are explained clearly."
-Andrea


"Great tutorials! Probably the best I've seen so far. Thavius is a great teacher. Thanks so much and happy music making!"
-Erico

"Overall, I think this might be the best site I've ever encountered for learning about Ableton. Thavius is an awesome instructor. I'm really looking forward to seeing what else you guys come up with for classes."
-Mike


"This is exactly what I needed...3 videos in and I can honestly say I understand everything so far. Thank you SO much!"
-Tim


"This was so helpful! I didn't realize how cool warping was until I learned in this manner...Thank you!"
-Jane


"I can't thank you enough! I've seen many tutorials for different DAWs, but you are by far the best teacher and I really appreciate your effort."
-Armin


"This is probably the best online course on Ableton I've seen so far! Thank you very much!"
-Irina


"Another great course. To be honest, I thought I already knew how to use the devices pretty well - so I was surprised to find the course so useful. Some ways to use things that I hadn't really considered."
-Alan

"Been using Abelton for about 3 years now (alot of remixes and drum chop beats) all self taught, and Thavius is answering almost every single question I have ever had about what items are and how to apply them. It's incredibly gripping for me, and beaing able to just stop and mess with an idea he just mentioned is HUGE. Thank you so much for offering these courses."
-Jeep


"I always thought software like this is super difficult to get your head around - turns out you just need a good teacher. Thank you!"
-Nick


"Finally! No more trying to find a bunch of random Youtube videos in mixed order on learning Ableton. Genius and easy to understand. Quickly becoming one of my favorite teachers."
-Zach


"Thanks so much for the course! I enjoyed doing it a lot, have even picked up a lot of tips that I know will be handy in future! Very informative in what to do also!"
-Bradley



"This is extremely helpful if you need assistance with inspiration for some creativity."
-Matthew