Introduction to Ableton Live

An overview of Ableton Live and how it works. Learn about Ableton instruments, drum machines, MIDI & Audio Effects


Introduction to Ableton is an overview of Ableton Live and how it works. The course features tutorials from How to Make Electronic Music, which lays out an extensive road map for making records in Ableton Live.

Try the Ableton Live 10 trial - The full software is currently available for free for 90 days. This is enough time to complete our free introductory course, and our paid crash course How to Make Electronic Music

Who it's for

This is a free course, suitable for anybody with a passion for electronic music production and wants to learn the basics of Ableton Live.

What you Learn

  • An Introduction to Ableton Live
  • About the Ableton Clip and Arrange View
  • About the Ableton Browser Window
  • Discover Ableton Synths
  • Discover Ableton Drums (modelled on classic drum machines)
  • Explore Audio and MIDI Effects

Your Instructor

Will Kinsella
Will Kinsella

Will Kinsella is a Berlin based Techno artist who has lectured at Dublin Institute of Technology, the Sound Training Centre and at the SAE Institute in Berlin. He first learned his craft on Neve/SSL Consoles as a house Engineer at Temple Lane & Grouse Lodge studios, most famously known as the studio where Michael Jackson recorded his last work.

After Temple Lane he went on to engineer, mix and master for other House and Techno artists, recently working as a Studio Technician and Mixing Engineer for Radio Slave and SRVD (Rekids).

As an artist he has performed at some of the world's leading clubs such as Amnesia & Space Ibiza. His releases under his Hybrasil alias on Rekids, Octopus Records & Break New Soil have garnered support from Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Carl Cox and Adam Beyer.

Kinsella began working with artists over 10 years ago and developed a series of Artist Development Programs which lay the foundations of the Elevator Program. Through his time working with artists of all levels and experience, he identified a process for helping artists reach their creative potential and realise their artistic goals. He is now sharing his experience and his journey as an artist through our Program.

Regarded as one of Ireland’s leading electronic music industry professionals; in 2016 he was the first Irish promoter to bring the Jeff Mills Orchestra project to Ireland, he worked as a talent booker for Game Over / Carl Cox Ibiza (2017/2018) and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Dublin Institute of Technology in 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now, it is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How can I access the course?
You can access the course on desktop or on your mobile/tablet device via the MyTeachable App
What can I expect from this course?
This course gives you an overview of Ableton Live and how it works, ideal for anyone who is new to the software.

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