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How to Make Electronic Music

An essential masterclass & crash course in making electronic music with Ableton Live 10.

Background

How to Make Electronic Music is a crash course in making music with Ableton Live Suite. The learning techniques applied here have evolved from over a decade of developing learning programs and working with artists of all levels.

Why Elevator Program?

Our programs are created by artists for artists. Our goal is to help you reach your creative potential, to enable and empower you to express yourself. This course cuts through the noise and teaches you what you need to know to make records in Ableton. Anyone can make music if they have passion and they are willing to put in the work.

Who it's for

This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate producers who are looking to learn a new workflow, speed up their creative process and gain a deeper understanding of Ableton's architecture.

What you learn

  • How to Make Music in Ableton Live 10
  • How to program drums
  • How to use Ableton Drum Racks
  • How to develop a workflow that generates results
  • How to use Ableton synths such as Operator and Wavetable
  • How to write and arrange your track.
  • Working with MIDI & Audio FX
  • Creative Sampling and Audio Splicing
  • How to mix and balance your track.
  • How to use EQ and Compression


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"I found 'How to Make Electronic Music' extremely helpful in introducing me to all the basic functions involved in creating a track on Ableton. It made my mind up that Ableton is the DAW for me. I found this crash course very manageable and easy to understand for a complete beginner and I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking for the first step in producing electronic music."

Yasmin Gardezi (Techno Artist)

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.


Course Curriculum



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"This course has helped me understand the structure and techniques used to get my track ideas down quickly and gave me a deeper understanding of the whole production process. It was an intensive course with lots of tips, tricks and discussions on sound design. It also shows you how to clean up sounds & samples and utilise some of Ableton Lives many functions. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a serious interest in making electronic music.”

Declan Coleman (DiVISION)

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start?
The course is on demand and starts when you sign up! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Who is this course suitable for?
The methods used in this program, have been developed over 10 years of working with artists of all levels. Whether you are a beginner or a self taught producer with 5 years experience, follow the program and you will get results and improve your workflow.
What can I expect from this course?
This course shows you how to make music in Ableton Live. It lays out a road map for making records and guides you through the creative process.
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“First time I saw Will’s advert for the course I thought, no way I’m signing up for another course. I thought it was gonna be the same as others, loads of information and theory but no practical guidelines. In the end, I did sign up and it was the best investment in my Ableton development.

This course gave me just what I couldn’t figure out after 2 previous and expensive courses that I’ve taken here in Dublin. How and where to start, how to arrange tracks, basic elements like kicks, tops, bass, melody and, what was a big mystery for me, fine tuning tips of every element of the track at the end."

Viktor Marina (Deep House Dublin)

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