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Ableton Live is the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of choice for many of today’s most celebrated music producers. Whether you’ve been using Ableton for years or are new to music production, you'll gain the experience and know-how needed to get the most from the platform at this one day weekend clinic in Liverpool.


Across this one-day Ableton Live weekend course, you'll learn to make music your way by:

  • Composing music with Ableton Live
  • Sampling and programming your own beats
  • Experimenting with Ableton Push
  • Creating your own instrument libraries
  • Mixing and mastering your own tracks

Across the eight hours of the clinic, you’ll develop an impressive understanding of how to use Ableton Live to produce the music you want to create. By the end, you'll be excited to go home and produce your own electronic music... or progress your Ableton Live learning with an intermediate-level course.

Course Timetable

10am - 10:30am: Induction to the SAE Liverpool campus 

10:30am - 12pm: Introduction to Ableton Live software 

12pm - 1pm: Ableton Live practical workshop

1pm - 2pm: Lunch break

2pm - 4:30pm: Introduction to the Ableton Push 2 Machines

4:30pm - 6pm: Songwriting and Music Production collaborative workshop


Course Features

Ableton Push machinesAbleton Push machines Take your electronic music performances to the next level as you learn to play with Ableton Push hardware, provided by ICMP.

Beatmaking and SamplingBeatmaking and sampling Dive into the world of original beatmaking as you craft your own rhythms and learn to sample sounds from the world around you.

Teaching at ICMPFace-to-face learning  Study in person in industry-standard facilities at SAE Liverpool, while networking with your classmates and SAE songwriting weekend students. 

Creative NetworkingCreative Networking Meet and collaborate with likeminded music producers and songwriters on the course to create your own electronic music tracks


Get hands-on with Ableton Push

As you explore Ableton Live, you’ll also learn to use Ableton Push 2 machine, provided by ICMP. This means you’ll develop your Ableton software skills and explore performance capabilities on Ableton hardware at the same time.

You’ll also propel your creativity on the Push as you cover sampling and beat making, jam with your tutor and peers, explore songcraft and arrangements and perform on stage in SAE state-of-the-art Performance Studio.


Course information:

  • Dates: Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Price: £79
  • Length: 1 day
  • Times: 10am to 6pm
  • Location: SAE Institute Liverpool Campus, 38 Pall Mall, Liverpool L3 6AL


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Ableton Clinic Tutor: Paul Hunter

You’d be hard pressed to find an electronic music producer more qualified than your tutor, Paul Hunter.

Paul is an international DJ, producer and remixer, with tracks signed to many labels, including Mute, Ministry of Sound and Positiva Records. He achieved a No. 1 on the American Billboard charts with the band Desert and gained regular support from major players on the progressive house scene, including Sasha, John Digweed and Xpress 2.

He has recorded under various pseudonyms such has Hong Honk Trash, The Imposters and Paulos producing music in various genres such as house, trip hop, drum and bass, progressive house. Over the years, Paul has had synchronisation licenses for his music with TV networks including channel 4 and the BBC.

Is this course for me?

The  Ableton Live Weekend Clinic is perfect for you if:

  • You’re new to Ableton Live
  • You’ll like to learn how to use Ableton’s Push instrument
  • You’d like to become a music producer
  • You’re keen to explore about beat making and sampling
  • You want to learn more about how songs are constructed and arranged

Key facts

  • Available in Liverpool
  • 10am - 6pm Saturday 25 May 2024
  • 1 day clinic
  • Suitable for beginner and intermediate Ableton users
  • Ableton Push instruments available
  • Only £79

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£200 of free software!

This Ableton course includes free lifetime access to IK Multimedia's amazing software, including T-RackS 5 SE and AmpliTube 5 SE.

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Ability Level: Beginner - No previous experience is required to enrol on this course. We'll show you the skills you need to excel at using Ableton Live and Push.


If you need help or further advice about out part-time music courses, contact our Admissions team who will be happy to assist you. 

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