Introduction to Music Production with Ableton Live

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

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This course will start once we have received 10 or more registrations.

Course overview

The Introduction to 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
start making music with Ableton Live.

The online course will consist of:

  • 2 x 2hr live online classes / week
  • All classes recorded for student use (during the course only)
  • Access to session templates and sounds
  • Interactive group challenges
  • Ask Me Anything drop in clinics
  • Music Hackspace Graduate Certificate of Excellence
  • 50% discount on your first year subscription to Music Hackspace

Who is this course for?

  • Students with an interest for music production
  • Musicians wanting to get started with Ableton Live
  • Anyone interested in starting to create music autonomously

Course content

  • Introduction to the course
  • Getting to know each other
  • Understanding the process and various roles in music production
  • How to set up Ableton Live & tour of the interface
  • Understanding how to operate the Session View
  • Understanding rhythm, tempo, and time signatures
  • Introduction to Drum Racks
  • Step Inputting notes
  • Real-time Sequencing
  • Understanding Quantize, Swing and Grooves
  • Introduction to basic Music Theory
  • Introduction to MIDI Transform Tools
  • Understanding Scale Mode
  • Understanding warp modes
  • Exploring Warp markers and quantization
  • Understanding the basics of audio recording techniques
  • Comping
  • Introduction to the concept of Sampling
  • The Sampler device
  • Introduction to some of Live’s audio effect devices
  • Basic understanding of Effect Racks in Live
  • Create a track in 2 hours!
  • Understanding song structures for various genres
  • Executing an Arrangement in Live
  • Introduction to Automation in Live
  • Introduction to Automation in Live
  • Feedback Session on your track


  • Licence to Ableton Live Intro (included)
  • A MIDI controller (optional)
  • Audio Interface (optional)
  • Microphone (optional)

Course schedule

This course will start once we have received 10 or more registrations. Group discounts are available. Contact us at for more information.

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.


Useful links

Download Ableton Live 11 trial   | The Music Producers Creative Guide to Ableton Live 11, book by Anna Lakatos

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