Learn how to build trendy music and live set at your fingertips with Ableton Live in 5-day

Course Description

Ableton Live 5-day Bootcamp will guide you to have trendy, modern producing techniques for your music with the complete preparation for a live performance. With its user-friendly interface, you will experience the innovative, time-effective way of producing your own songs. Throughout the course, you will create and build-up your own sound using its essential tools such as Simpler & Sampler and Max for Live and feel your music at your fingertips using Ableton Live with Push. Also, with its powerful features such as session view and warp tools, you will be able to prepare your live performance along with producing your own music. All prospective students are welcome, from complete beginners to experienced musicians who wish to sharpen their skills and broaden the field.


Ableton Live 5-day Bootcamp includes 40 hours of lecture with the Ableton Certified Trainer & sing-a-song writer – Minju Kim ( a.k.a. KxxHz ) – and also provides the individual feedback and support from interactive peer assessments and the instructor. Also, you will get unlimited personal lab time on campus.

Course Information

Delayed due to COVID-19, TBA

Mon to Fri, 10am to 6 pm
Hours : 40 hrs Lecture
Language : English
Max. Student / Class : 8 students
Tuition : $1680 USD

Upcoming Class

Delayed due to COVID-19, TBA

Day 1. Lecture - Beats

1. What is Ableton?  
- Ableton Overview, Ear Training ( Pattern Arrangement ), Play Live Set in Session View ( Feat. Global Quantize ) 

2. Song structure 
- Bars and Beats, POP, EDM, HIPHOP Structure, K-POP Structure and Feature 

3. Drum 
- Drum Theory, Basic Drum Score, Ableton Drum Rack, Push Pad Drum, Drum Production 

4. Finger Drumming with Push
- Use of Fingers and Pad Layout, Practice Methods, Basic Drum Beat Exercises for Various Genres

Day 2. Lecture - Melody

1. Ableton MIDI Clip View 
- Clip View Overview, Melody Sequencing in Clip View, MIDI Editing, MIDI Tool ( Velocity, Quantize, Sustain, Grid Option )

2. Bass 
- Bass Theory ( Types of Bass, Roles in Music, Bass Sound Features in Each Genre ), Creating Bass & Implementing Expression Methods ( Bending, Slide, and etc. ), Creating Unique Bass Lines using MIDI Effects of Scale, Arpeggiator, Bass Sound Design ( 808, Growl, and etc. )

3. Lead 
- Lead Theory ( Origin of Lead, Features, Types, and Popular Lead Sounds ), Creating Lead & Implementing Expression Methods, Creating Theme Melody using Lead  ( or Copying the Samples Given ), Lead Sound Design 

4. Pluck 
- Pluck Theory ( Origin of Pluck, Features, Types, and Popular Pluck Sounds ), Creating Pluck & Implementing Expression Methods, Creating Theme Melody using Pluck ( or Copying the Samples Given ), Pluck Sound Design 

5. Creating Tracks using Drum, Bass, Lead, and Pluck

Day 3. Lecture - Harmony

1. Interval & Chord Theory 
- Basic Pitch, Form of 3rd Chord, Using Chord Generator of MAX for Live, Creating Chords using Audio to MIDI Function

2. Piano & EP
- Piano Theory ( Origin of Piano, Features, Types, and Popular EP Sounds ), Creating Piano & Implementing Expression Methods, Creating Piano Accomplishment & Main Theme, EP Sound Design 

3. Synth & Pad 
- Theory ( Origin of Piano, Features, Types, and Popular EP Sounds ), Creating Piano & Implementing Expression Methods, Creating Piano Accomplishment & Main Theme, EP Sound Design 

4. Guitar & More
- Piano Theory ( Origin of Piano, Features, Types, and Popular EP Sounds ), Creating Piano & Implementing Expression Methods, Creating Piano Accomplishment & Main Theme, EP Sound Design 

5. Arranging Harmony Instruments on Your Tracks

Day 4. Lecture - Audio Editing & Sampling

1. Audio Warping & Editing 
- Warping in Audio Clip View, Audio Clip Recording & Sketch in Session View, Editing in Arrange View

2. Processing and Combining Audio Samples that is mixed with BMP, Bars, Keys

3. Extracting and Warping A Cappella for Remix
- Extracting A Cappella using Phase Reverse in Ableton, Audio Warping of A Cappella Files ( Feat. Slave Mode ), Extracting A Cappella in RX7

4. Sampling 
- Sampling Overview, Decription of Simpler & Sampler in Ableton, Implementing Sampling ( Feat. Vocal Chops )

5. Ableton Instrument Rack 
- Laying Various Sounds using Instrument Rack, Adding Effects, Saving Your Own Instrument Rack and Managing

6. Adding Sampling Source on Your Tracks

Day 5. Lecture - Mixing & Creative Techniques

1. Automation 
- Automation in Arrangement View, Live Automation using MIDI Mapping on Your Controllers, Editing Automation 

2. Multi Track Organization
- Organizing Breaths of Vocal Tracks and Instrument Clips, Arranging Tracks by Instruments, Adjusting Balance using Pan, Volume, and etc.

3. Audio Effects I
- Sound Pressure and Tone of EQ, Compressor, Filter, Applying Effects on Provided Multitracks

4. Audio Effects II
Overview of Time & Room Effects including Reverb and Delay, Applying Effects on Provided Multitracks

5. Form and Use of Audio Effect Rack 

6. EDM Audio Effects Techniques 
- Side Chain, Gate Arpeggiator, Use of Real Time Auto Filter, Envelope Follower, Live Looping & Stutter 

7. Mastering Effects and Export Audio

Instructor - Minju Kim ( a.k.a KxxHz )

Ableton Certified Trainer, Minju Kim ( a.k.a. KxxHz ), graduated from the Graduate School of Performing Arts at EWHA Womans University with a master degree of music engineering.

Working as a singer song-writer “ KxxHz, ” she produced several albums; ‘Like you’ was used as a soundtrack of tvN TV show ‘Rude Miss Young Ae Season 14, ’ and many songs from her instrumental music project ‘ Cafe Tube ’ were on air for MBC ‘ We Got Married, ’ tvN ‘ Youth Over Flowers, ’ and tvN ‘ Three Meals a Day. ’ Also, she was in charge of arrangement and computer programing for the musical ‘ Hair Spray ’ and ‘ Les Miserables ’ and composed background music of ‘ Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, ’ ‘ Kyobo Life Insurance, ’ and ‘ Samsung Innovation.’

Kim has also actively engaged as a vocal director; she took charge for Yong Junhyung of Highlight, Kevin & Kibum of U-kiss, Garam, Hyunmin, In-jun of DGNA, actor Hae-jin Park and Jung-myung Chun.

Delayed due to COVID-19, TBA