The Ableton Live producer 8 week course will take you through the basics to get you up and running in no time at all. The course quickly moves on from basic loops and beats to explore synthesis and sound design tools. Students will learn how to operate dynamic processors, multi-FX units, instrument racks, sampling and warping.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive an SAE short course certificate and be part of our global alumni community.

We put all this to use in the session and arrangement views, where you will learn how to balance and mix down to stereo. We then progress on to a more advanced use of processors such as multiband compression, side-chaining and de-essing.

The course concludes with an introduction to mastering and the preparation of a remix package from your work.

Q. Will I be able to access the equipment out with class hours?
Yes, we will credit you with free hours to practice what you have learned in class.

Q. Who delivers the courses?
A. SAE tutors are highly qualified Engineers who teach Pro Audio on a full-time basis






18 and over




  • Ableton Live overview
  • Beat and bass line creation
  • Recording audio
  • Manipulating audio
  • Synthesizers
  • Sampling
  • Mixing
  • Audio effects and controllers

What you'll learn

Upon successful completion of the course you should be able to produce an electronic track from start to end within the Ableton Live environment, and will have learned a workflow packed with many tips and tricks from our sound engineers.

Who should attend

Those who are looking to gain a firm foundation and understanding of the Ableton software but are unsure of how to best move forward.


No need to bring anything on the day. SAE will provide access to our computer lab during your studies.

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  Date from Date to Day(s) of the week Time Campus  
  06 June 2019 01 Aug 2019 Thursday 18:00-20:00