SOUND DESIGN COURSES

People sometimes complain that the stock Ableton instruments are boring. That usually means the person doesn’t know what to do with them. If you feel like this, go and switch on a real MOOG synth sometime, and listen to what comes out…. it will be a boring flatline oscillator tone until you change it. You need to know the basic parts of a synth in order to make complex, dynamic sound, that evolve over time. And that’s what we learn here.

THE ESSENTIAL BASICS OF SOUND DESIGN

You’ll learn the universal functions that let you walk up to any synth in the world and get the sound you imagine — without guessing.

Six hands-on Session Lessons™ where you learn how to dial in complex, dynamic, layered sounds with Ableton’s Operator synth.

These help you create your own universe of sounds, and give your music a recognizable style, so people know it’s YOU when they hear it.

Explore the free Operator presets below to hear the kinds of sounds we make in the course.

But if you want to understand HOW to make these sounds on your own…. then sign up and learn by doing it, hands-on, inside Live.

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OSCILLATOR WAVEFORMS

Explore Sin, Tri, Square wave etc. See how much you can do with just one sound [.adg 10kb]

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FILTERS & RESONANCE

LPF, HPF, Band-Pass: Filters sound best when they’re moving [.adg 7kb]

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ADSR ENVELOPES

Shape your sound over time with Volume, Filter, Pitch and more [.adg 7kb]

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ARPEGGIATOR STYLES

Classic sound for electronic music, with a few surprises that only Ableton does [.adg 8kb]

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LFO & MODULATION

You NEED to know this one. Infinite wub generator [.adg 7kb]

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ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS

Combine all the lessons together into a complex sound with several layers [.adg 7kb]


Ready to start programming your own synth sounds like a modulator maniac?

Sign up HERE and learn by DOING it.

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GET A DEADLINE FOR MOTIVATION

Now you know what Mixitecture does, put it into action with Monthly Session Lessons™.

This is a project where we make a new track every month, in a group, with a deadline. It’s an ongoing subscription where you get new sounds, new lessons, and motivation to make new music.

Here’s how it works.

  • Every month you get a new Ableton Project full of audio loops, MIDI Instruments and custom Audio Effects racks.

  • There’s a deadline to make them into an original track within 4 weeks

  • Along the way we do weekly lessons & live video workshops demonstrating techniques from the mxt production system

  • We share test mixes and give each other feedback in the Facebook group

  • And at the end we publish our tracks in a monthly Compilation

Want some inspiration and a little push to get your music finished?

Sign up and see what happens. I know you can do it.