Admission Open

About Course:

"This course will teach you the basics of using Ableton Live, right from the first time you open the software all the way to getting on stage and using it live. We’ll look at how to use Ableton Live to produce your own music or use it to supplement your existing musical workflow. We’ll also look at the basics of music production like mixing and mastering. We’ll learn how to listen critically and analyse musical pieces. We’ll look at how to release and promote your own music in the modern internet age.

The course is aimed at beginning music producers, if you’ve never used music production software or have a basic knowledge then this course will help you expand your skills and become a competent music producer.”

  • 6-week Saturday Course
  • Course Outline
  • 6 weeks
  • 1 Saturday class per week
  • 3hrs per class (18hrs total)
  • 09:00 - 12:00, Saturday
  • Max. 20 Students
  • Min. 10 Students
  • R4499 for the full course: R350 Admin fee
  • All of our Ableton Live courses are taught by an Ableton Certified Trainer, chosen by Ableton as one of the world's leading music production teachers.

    What is Electronic Music Production?
    An Intro to Ableton Live
    Basic Beat Production & Rhythm Theory
    Basic Composition & Harmonic Theory (Writing Chords & Melodies)
    FX, Racks, Macro Controls & 3rd Party Plugins
    Mixing & Automation
    File Management
    Releasing & Promoting Your Music
    Critical Listening & Musical Development

What You’ll Need

  • A Mac or PC Laptop
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite or we will provide it.
  • A MIDI controller keyboard
  • Headphone (if not school can provide it)




Banking Details

  • Account Holder: Da Capo Music Academy SA
  • Bank: Nedbank
  • Account: 1136616373
  • Type: Business account 
  • Branch Code: 198765