Instructor led training for advanced and beginner Ableton Live users in Austin, Texas. Lessons are designed by a certified Ableton trainer to be interactive and customized per client. On location training sessions are now available in most Austin areas. Skype is also an option for remote lessons. Contact Tom for scheduling.

Training lessons fall into two types based on the topics and areas of knowledge. See below for Standard and Advanced topics. These are all just places to start learning. What is most interesting to you? Each lesson is unique and based on your goals.

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Online tutorials are available on YouTube and will be posted here in the Samples section.


Standard Lesson Topics:

  • Arrangement and Session views - Ableton DAW basics
  • Live 9 Features - Session Automation, Convert Audio to MIDI, New Devices
  • Live 8 Features - Instrument, Audio FX and Drum Racks
  • How to Warp Clips / Tracks and WHY
  • Using Scenes to build Performances
  • Quick Bouncing Audio, Reverse Envelopes
  • Quantized Automation using Dummy clips
  • Ableton Groove Pool
  • Sampler/Simpler Deep Dive (included with Suite)
  • EQ & FX Techniques
  • MIDI / Clip Editing Techniques
  • Controller Mapping, Signal Routing and Monitoring
  • Live DJ Glitch Techniques
  • Live Looper Recording and Overdubbing
  • Browser / Library Management
  • Mixdown topics, preparing tracks for Mastering

Advanced Lesson Modules:

  • PUSH Instrument training - Deep Dive
  • LIVE9 Hardcore training - Deep Dive
  • Remixing Tracks with Audio to MIDI
  • Ableton / Serato - The Bridge
  • Serato ScratchLIVE & Twitch
  • EQ & Gestalt Perception Mixing
  • Multiband Dynamics, Compression styles
  • Sidechaining and ill Gating
  • Using Live to queue sound effects for theatre
  • Sound FX design for games and music
  • Ableton Suite Instruments
  • Access Virus Total Integration TI2 Synth Setup
  • MAX 4 Live topics
  • StrangeLube's Bag of FX Tricks
  • Melody Creation and Glitch Tek
  • Mastering Techniques using Ozone
  • Native Instruments Komplete suite - MASSIVE, Reaktor, Razor, Kontakt
  • Livid Instruments OHM64 Advanced presets/mapping
  • SugarBytes suite of VST plugins
  • MicroTonic Drum VST Tutorials

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Let me know what other topics would be of interest. Thanks to everyone for the support and good vibes.

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Please note: All Ableton Certified Trainers are not employed by Ableton. They are solely responsible for their own course offerings and curricula.