Beginners: Producing a Modern Track from Start to Finish in Ableton Live 9

Starting with the basics & finishing with mixing + mastering a complete track. 4 hour pro class taking you through the full process. (Beginner & Intermediate)

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What you'll learn in this course:


Learn how to produce a professional sounding track from scratch without getting stuck along the way

  • This course is for beginners.
  • We are using Ableton - only!
  • This course focusses on production. Our other course is focussing on chord progressions and harmony.


Over 21 sessions and around 4 hours of content!

  • Produce and complete a professional sounding track using Ableton Live
  • Create unique sound designs using Ableton instruments
  • Use samples to edit, arrange, and create unique tracks and beats of your own.
  • How to achieve great soundscapes using audio effects
  • Hands on course showing you a producers workflow. Focus on sound design and technique
  • Kickstart your productions with our material - full template session and samples included in this course!


What are the requirements?

  • We’re using Ableton Live 9 Suite only. If you don’t have a copy of Ableton Live 9 Suite, a great way to start would be using the trial version (free for 30 days). We won't be using any third party plugins in this course
  • If you've opened a DAW like Ableton, Logic or FL Studio before and know that hitting the space bar will start and stop the playback, that would be great.
  • Having spent a couple of minutes in Ableton to check out the basic interface
  • You want to know how to produce a professionally sounding track from the start to the fully mixed and mastered product.


What is the target audience?

  • Students who want to see the complete production process step by step
  • Students who want a comprehensive understanding of Ableton Live
  • Anyone interested in producing tracks, beats, sound designs, or any other music on their own in a professional way
  • Students looking to understand the deeper levels of Ableton Live
  • Students who like to see how to start from scratch going all the way to the finished, mixed & mastered product.


What's the teacher's background?

I'm Francois and I've been teaching Ableton Live in individual training sessions, seminars and through a YouTube channel. Those individual classes are fun and very effective, and I'm getting many requests for personal training, but unfortunately my time is quite limited and apart of that, those sessions are quite expensive. So with this class, I'm trying to make all this knowledge available to more than a handful of students at a time and without the barrier of high costs. You will be able to learn tons of tricks and workflows in Ableton Live - as if we would be sitting next to each other in the studio - and all that at a fraction of the cost.



Producing a modern and fresh sounding track from start to finish

This is a very hands-on and deep class showing you how to produce a track from scratch - with tons of content, tricks, and tips on production, workflow, beat design, sound design, mixing and mastering. You’ll be getting the complete finished track as template session you can play around with. Additionally you’re getting a bunch of drum samples and MIDI files to work with. We are going to be covering how to produce using Ableton Live, starting from working with clips in the session view and going all the way up to some very advanced production techniques using the arrangement view.

Course Topics:

  • Creating beats
  • Basics of Ableton
  • How to make a song out of a loop
  • Creating fresh sound designs
  • Reversing Clips
  • Meter Changes
  • Using compressors
  • Creating custom effects
  • Working with vocal samples
  • How to EQ
  • Recording automations
  • Automating instruments, synths
  • Using synths
  • Working with one-shots
  • Using MIDI for beat production
  • Creating pad sounds
  • Working with automations
  • Adding harmony
  • Designing fat saw pads
  • Consolidating
  • Recording/Writing Drum grooves
  • Layering Synths
  • Audio effects
  • Automating effects
  • Basics of Arrangement
  • Side-Chaining
  • Vocal Chops
  • Send / return effects
  • Looping
  • Spread sound with chorus effects
  • Locators
  • Using Ableton pack sounds
  • Effecting Guitars
  • Creating pitch / tape Stop effects
  • Basics of Mixing
  • Basics of Mastering
  • Setting up a complete Mastering chain
  • Applying numerous mixing techniques
  • Layering sounds like audio engineers
  • EQ: adding space with mid / side eq
  • EQ: how to identify and cut resonances
  • Use Ableton built-in effects for mastering
  • and many more

Here's your great opportunity to learn Ableton Live in the most comprehensive way!


What you're getting:


20+ Studio sessions with Francois / Production Music Live


4h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access


MIDIs and Drum Samples


Bonus: Course Ableton Project File (using Ableton Live 9 SUITE)

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Do I need to own specific Software / plugins?

This course is designed using Ableton Live Suite 9 (or higher). So if you have Ableton's Suite edition with access to Ableton's free sound packs, thats more than enough.

Can I save money by getting one of the bundles?

Absolutely! The offered bundles give the best value by far with an extra discount of at least 30% on the usual shop prices. This course will give you a great foundation for producing in Ableton and including more sound packs, you'll get a perfect start to dive deeper. You'll be able to reverse engineer the project files and discover how to improve your own productions.

I'm not sure which option to pick, can you help me?

We offer a couple of versions starting with the single paid course and adding in more and more specials like "Easy Start Pack" for Ableton users, "Complete Templates Packs" (2 packs with each around 20 professionally crafted Ableton Templates) and "Premium Pack" (in the 3rd, full version), adding 750+ Massive presets, tons of MIDIs and song idea templates for Ableton to give you an incredible start. If you're not sure which version to pick, hit us up with a quick message to productionmusiclive (aatt) - we're happy to help!

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 48 hours and we will give you a full refund on the course (due to the digital download nature of the optional sound packs, we can only refund the course part).

Your Instructor


I'm Francois, classically trained musician and music producer from Germany with an insatiable passion for great sound design, audio engineering and electronic music production. I've released tracks on labels such as Universal Music, Parquet Recordings, Portrait Digital Recordings, Somatic Sense, Jannowitz Records and others. Maybe you've seen one of my tutorials on our YouTube channel "Production Music Live". I also have a personal Youtube Channel called "Francois Beats". I like exploring new ways of working, acquiring new skills and sharing my knowledge.

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More of what people say:

  • "I think your course "Producing a Modern Track from Start to Finish in Ableton" was phenomenal. Please make more courses like this!“ - Eduardo A.
  • "I just completed the last video and want to thank you for a great course. I did many tutorials in the past from *****.com and other websites and they are great at teaching you how to work with the daw or producing sounds, but this is the only one that actually teaches how to structure your song and how to build all the parts. Thanks again and best of luck!“ - Alex B. (student)
  • "Thank you very much, your tutorials are easily the best i've come across after many years of searching. Please keep them coming.“ - Ryan K.
  • “Thank you for producing great tutorials. Really has helped me learn so much and become a lot better!” - J.S
  • "I'm learning so much from your stuff it's ridiculous. A huge "THANK YOU" goes out to you, keep up the great work :)"
  • "I am overwhelmed by your work. You can tell how much effort and time you spend on each video/track. I just wanted to say thank you for all the tips and tricks you have shown us!"
  • „Hey Francois, just wanted to take a minute to say thank you. Your tutorials are amazing and really helped me to improve my skills.
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