Put your passion into practice with our introductory 2 day Ableton Live course for aspiring music producers and composers.

Through hands-on exercises you’ll discover Live’s powerful features to create your own track from scratch.

Tailored for complete beginners, you’ll start by learning how to generate beats and bass lines with MIDI instruments and audio clips. You will then progress to learn basic mixing and automation, under the guidance of our professional, industry-connected tutors.

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

SAE short courses are only open to students residing in the UK or EU.







18 and over



Topics covered

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

What you'll learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Write and perform a complete track from scratch
  • Operate Session View and Arrange View to add live elements to compositions
  • Adequately program drum beats and bass lines
  • Understand and operate Live’s synthesisers and samplers
  • Understand basic track balance and mixing

Who should attend

This course is ideal for aspiring producers and musicians with little to no experience in music production. It is highly recommended for students who want to apply for further study in audio.


You should bring a notebook and pen to classes. You may also wish to bring your own laptop or tablet, however, this is not necessary.

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  Date from Date to Duration Day(s) of the week Time Price Campus  
  13 June 2020 14 June 2020 Weekend Sat-Sun 10.00-17.00 London £399  
  10 Oct 2020 11 Oct 2020 Weekend Sat-Sun 10.00-17.00 London £399