Ableton Live


Thanks for everything this school has done for me. It has been nothing but the best experience for me and I’m really starting to understand the flows of these programs.
— Matthew Allen (Ableton Online Student)

Ableton Live Producers Certificate Program

Premier Version (Instructor Led):

Starts April 6th, 2015

12 Month Program

This program gives you the full exposure to producing in Ableton LIVE. In one year you will progress through LIVE learning the DAW right along side Music Theory, Sound Design, Advanced Production and Mixing.

Courses & Schedule:

  • First Semester: Welcome to Ableton Live
  • Second Semester: Ableton Live InDepth & Sound Design
  • Third Semester: Music Theory & Advanced Production in Live
  • Fourth Semester: Advanced Mixing with Live


Other benefits include:

  • EDU Discounts on all Ableton Products – up to 40% off!
  • Payment Plans available for qualified applicants. Pay as you go!
  • Live Certification Testing
  • DJing and Live Performance with Ableton tutorials
  • Sonic Faction Action Pack plugin bundle
  • Beatport Production Loop Collection
  • Three Pyramind Method Level 1 text books
  • Pyramind Hoodie (Only upon successful Completion of Program)

Payment plans available.

Contact us for details.

3,495.00 4,195.00
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Ableton Live Individual Online Classes

Welcome to Ableton Live

Premier Version (Instructor Led):

Next Start Date: April 6th, 2015

Pyramind’s Welcome to Ableton Live online class is the first step in a series of certification courses. This class lays the groundwork for gaining a comprehensive knowledge of Live, one of the most widely used tools for producing and performing music at a professional level. From the start, the course emphasizes the importance of establishing an effective workflow and covers everything you need to know to get started using Ableton.

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  • Welcome to Ableton Live

  • Recording Audio

  • Introduction to Warping

  • Working with MIDI

  • Ableton Effect Devices

  • Automation & Mixing

  • And much more! 

Ableton Live InDepth:

Premier Version (Instructor Led):

Next Start Date: April 6th, 2015

This class focuses on using the devices built in to LIVE Suite. Now that the basics are covered, this deep-dive into the elements of LIVE becomes the foundation for making your unique sounds. Each and every device will be explored in depth and substantial time will be spent on synthesis, sound design, using FX and advanced management techniques.

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  • Analog synthesis techniques
  • Frequency Modulation synthesis (Operator)
  • Modeled synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Racks and FX, building custom FX racks & more
  • Advanced techniques and file management

Advanced Production with Ableton Live

Premier Version (Instructor Led):

Next Start Date: April 6th, 2015

This is an advanced production class that uses Ableton Live to produce music with an emphasis on Aesthetics, Arrangement, Production, and Mixing. The class focuses on production techniques and strategies for developing your own unique sound when composing and producing with Ableton Live. This class explores a high level of detail with Ableton’s tools and devices (instruments, effects, racks, etc) and students are required to engage in discussions about musical aesthetics, arrangement, and production techniques.

Students are required to show examples of their work through out the term and to collaborate with other students in the class. Learning outcomes for the class are structured so the student will gain knowledge of the following topics:

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  • Building of original multi-layered sounds
  • Complex drum programming and arrangement
  • Create engaging and innovative bass lines, lead lines
  • Create interesting arrangements and sound design
  • Learn professional mixing techniques
  • Learn to collaborate with other student producers
  • Final collaborative project

Music Theory with Ableton Live

Premier Version (Instructor Led):

Next Start Date: April 6th, 2015

Hosted by owner, co-founder and Chief Academic Officer Matt Donner, this must have class is for every user of Ableton LIVE and walks you through the theory – and practical usages – of music’s most fundamental language. Learn why the best songs all use the “rules” of theory – and how to break those rules for maximum creativity!

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  • The basics of Rhythm
  • Working with tempo
  • Major scale, notes, their relationship to the keyboard
  • Triads, chords, two-chord progressions, cadences, major vs minor chords
  • Other major keys, the circle of 5ths/ 4ths
  • Moving beyond the Major scale, the Minor key C
  • Chord progressions in minor, how to find chords that match each other
  • Chord subistutions