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Ableton Live 7 Essentials Online Course

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Ableton Live 7 Essentials Online Course


Are you a Music producer who needs to hone your skills using Ableton Live 7? This course is the perfect opportunity, and will get you up to speed with the long-time favourite of remix and electronic artists. Ableton Live 7 is the amazing software, which includes a powerful audio loop-based sequencer that is specifically designed for instruments in live performances and studio recordings. If you’ve been using Ableton Live 6 then you’ll need to be taught to use the many improvements and additions which have been added to Ableton Live 7. During this excellent Ableton Live 7: The Essentials course Cliff Truesdell demonstrates the creative potential of this software that has made it an essential tool for so many of today’s musical artists.

Learning with has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Understand how to navigate the Ableton Live interface
  • Learn to use the browser, toolbars, and operation techniques on Ableton
  • Learn to create multiple scenes, make an arrangement, and record an arrangement using Ableton
  • Understand setting up your preferences, audio preferences, and MIDI preferences on Ableton

Meet the instructor:

Cliff Truesdell is a musician, songwriter, recording engineer and the author of “Mastering Digital Audio Production: The Professional Music Workflow with Mac OS X (Sybex)”. Working at Take Root Recording in San Francisco’s Mission district, Cliff’s credits as a musician, composer and producer include three CDs with his band the Black Furies as well as original music for independent movies, video games and television shows including MTV’s “Real World and Road Rules”.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Quick Start
  • Module 02: Getting Started
  • Module 03: Working With Clips
  • Module 04: Recording and Editing
  • Module 05: Plug-In Effects
  • Module 06: Virtual Instruments
  • Module 07: Creating A Complete Song
  • Module 08: Conclusion

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Ableton Live 7: The Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Ableton Live 7: The Essentials course will qualify you to be a Music Producer. The average salary of a Music Producer in the UK is £29,479, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Music Producer
  • Musician
  • Music Teacher
  • Audio Engineer
  • Recording Engineer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 53
1: Quick Start
1. The Ableton Live Interface, Dragging and Dropping Loops
2. Creating Multiple Scenes, Making An Arrangement, Recording An Arrangement
3. Editing, Mixing and Exporting
2: Getting Started
1. Installing Ableton Live
2. Setting Up Preferences, Audio Preferences, MIDI Preferences
3. Ableton Live Interface
4. The Browser
5. The Toolbars
6. Audio Tracks
7. MIDI Tracks
8. The Master Track
9. The Arrangement View
10. Navigating the Live Interface
11. Operation Techniques
12. Creating Templates
3: Working With Clips
1. Clip Basics, Clip Views, Track Views
2. Working With Audio Clips
3. The S1ample Box and Sample Display
4. The Envelopes Box
5. Warping Audio Clips
6. Working With MIDI Clips
7. MIDI Clip Editing
8. Launching Clips
9. Recording and Exporting An Arrangement With Clips
4: Recording and Editing
1. Basic MIDI Recording
2. MIDI Recording With Your Computer Keyboard
3. MIDI Recording In The Arrangement View
4. Editing MIDI Recordings
5. Audio Recording Setup
6. Audio Recording Session View
7. Creating Audio Clips From A Recording
8. Creating Multiple Clips From A Recording
9. Audio Recording in The Arrangement View
5: Plug-In Effects
1. Using the Included Audio Effects
2. Using the Included MIDI Effects
3. Sends and Returns
4. Beat Repeat Basics
5. Arpeggiator Basics
6. Third Party Audio Units and VST Effects
7. Effects Racks
6: Virtual Instruments
1. Using The Impulse Drum Sampler
2. Using The “Simpler” Sampler
3. The Drum Rack Part 1
4. The Drum Rack Part 2
5. Third Party Audio Units and VST Instruments
6. Inside Instrument Racks
7. Creating Instrument Racks
8. Key Mapping
7: Creating a Complete Song
1. MIDI Mapping
2. Preparing and Recording and Arrangement
3. Automation Basics
4. Final Mix and Exporting
8: Conclusion
1. Conclusion
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