Advanced Creative Music Production with Ableton Live with Anna Disclaim

Crafting Sonic Brilliance: Advanced Techniques in Ableton Live

Level up with Anna Lakatos in a 6-week journey into advanced creative music production techniques using Ableton Live, tailored for aspiring professionals.

Only 30 places available for this course

Starting January 2024

Course overview

A unique live online short course for developing creative music production skills

The Advanced Creative Music Production with Ableton Live Course is a 6-week course of 12
live online classes, taught by Music Hackspace tutor Anna Lakatos, providing the necessary
latest skills, techniques and first-hand industry insight into the methodology, workflow and tips
and tricks to creative and more advanced music production techniques. This course is the
perfect progression after the Introduction to Music Production with Ableton Live course

The online course will consist of:
• 12 x 2hr live online classes
• All classes recorded for student use (during the course only)
• Access to session templates and sounds
• Interactive group challenges
• Music Hackspace Graduate Certificate of Excellence
• 50% discount on your first year subscription to Music Hackspace

Who is this course for?

  • For individuals who have already completed the "Introduction to Music Production with Ableton Live" course and are looking to further develop their skills in music production

Course content

  • Introduction to the course
  • Getting to know each other
  • Quick recap of the Live Workflow and Interface
  • Understanding how a Drum Rack works in depth, and how to build your own
  • Macros, Macro Variations and Randomization
  • Understanding concepts and tools to create complex drum patterns
  • Editing techniques, utilizing Audio and MIDI
  • Understanding advanced humanization techniques
  • Synthesis types
  • Sound Theory
  • Understanding Subtractive Synthesis
  • Creating Sounds
  • Building complex Instrument Racks for production and performance
  • Chain Selector, Key Zones, Velocity Zones
  • Layering Sounds
  • Understanding how to build Effect Racks for production and performance
  • Working with 3rd party plug-ins within Effect Racks
  • Advanced workflow: The concept of Racks in Racks
  • Understanding how to convert audio into MIDI and use it creatively in your composition
  • Creative Sampling- slicing, dicing and sound design
  • Implementing creative comping
  • Production Challenge
  • Understanding Split Band Processing
  • Implementing Gated and Side-chained reverbs
  • Parallel Processing
  • Exploring how to work with video in Live
  • Understanding Ableton Link and its capabilities for external integration
  • Discovering Ableton Note and how to transfer files to Live
  • Understanding how to set up Dummy Clips
  • Implementing MIDI and Key mapping
  • Understanding Follow Action
  • Exporting and Importing Stems
  • Using Templates
  • Understanding Follow Action
  • Feedback Session


  • Licence to Ableton Live Suite
  • A MIDI controller

Course schedule

This course will start in January 2024, exact date will be released once registrations are full. Courses will take place online twice a week for 6 weeks, starting between 08 and 09am UK / 5-6pm China Standard Time.

Meet your instructor

Anna Lakatos (aka ANNA DISCLAIM) is a London based electronic musician, singer, trained audio engineer and educator.Anna has been working as a recording, mix engineer and music producer since 2014, using various DAWs and analogue outboard gear. As an educator she works as an Ableton Certified Trainer and Lecturer at Point Blank Music School. Anna is also Avid Certified for Pro Tools, and one of the UK Native Instruments Product Specialists. These roles took her to festivals like Dimensions and Outlook in Croatia, Sonar in Barcelona, Amsterdam Dance Event and gave her the opportunity to provide training and tech support to numerous artists from Universal Music, Ministry of Sound (Sony Music), Rinse FM, BBC Radio1 and more. She has also been featured in Future Music Magazine, Music Tech Magazine, run workshops for Adam Audio, Saffron Records, Ableton and Native Instruments.


About Music Hackspace

Music Hackspace is an online education platform teaching music and creative technologies. Started in 2011, Music Hackspace's course portfolio includes over 800 hours of on-demand lessons teaching state of the art techniques to beginners and experienced artists. Music Hackspace has created courses, workshops and meetups in collaboration with leading companies such as Ableton, Arturia, Roland, Android or TouchDesigner, and co-founded the MIDI Innovation Awards with NAMM and The MIDI Association.

About Creat-Ed

Creat-Ed is a creative education consultancy for institutions, businesses and brands. Together we have over 90 years experience, at a senior management level, in Further and Higher Education and the Creative Industries across international markets including China, South East Asia, Europe and the UK. Clients and previous work include Tileyard Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Nottingham Trent University, Confetti Institute of Creative Technology, BIMM Group, SAE College, SSR / Spirit Studios, Krems University Danube, Kennesaw State University, Gigrealm, New Media Law.


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