The Ableton Night Program
A 16 week electronic music production course for aspiring producers.
San Francisco is a vibrant community full of artists and creators. it’s also full of people who have the proverbial “day job” but love music production and want to feed their hobby until it can become their profession. Coders, engineers, marketers, salespeople and other full-time employees will love the Ableton Night program due to it’s compact and easy schedule.
In-person learning is much more effective than trying on your own…
Let our Ableton Night program accelerate your transition out of the “office” and onto the stage. Being in class with other producers makes learning faster and much more fun than watching YouTube. Get all your questions answered by our seasoned instructor and stop wasting time being lost, alone and stuck on the internet.
Explore Electronic Music Production
Begin your journey into creating music with Ableton Live with a program that is specifically tailored to you. Since classes are at night, you can keep your “day job” until your music career takes off!
Train With Signed Producers
Pyramind’s facilities include multiple production studios and multi-workstation labs, all equipped with the latest gear. You’ll be working with industry-standard software in great-sounding rooms so you’ll REALLY know how how well your latest mix will translate to the club. There’s no experience like hearing your music through expertly tuned monitors in a professional studio!
Start Producing Music in 4 Months
It’s easy to get lost and bewildered with Ableton’s many production workflows. The ANP program is designed to cut through to the heart of what matters most and get you producing great music fast. This engaging sixteen week program is designed for working professionals who don’t want waste time and get right to the joy of what makes creating electronic music so exciting.
- The Live workflow, the Pyramind Method of music production, MIDI, and recording.
- The devices of Live Suite, racks and grouped racks.
- Signal flow and working with audio FX.
- Working with Session and Arrange view.
- Basic mixing process in Live and finishing songs.
- Sourcing and adding clips and samples to your song.
- Warping audio as sound design.
- Basic synthesis with the built-in devices of Live.
- Working with packs and 3rd party presets.
Mixing and Mastering
- The basics of mixing in Live.
- Working with automation lanes.
- Export options and preparing to release your track.
Producing and Arranging
- The “2-window” process of working in Live.
- Working with scenes.
- Genre consideration when arranging your tracks.
What people say about us…
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and Pyramind for the great experience I had during the ANP. My teacher was engaging and thorough - his ability to read the class and see what they needed was really impressive. I really enjoyed my Pyramind experience. Thank YOU"
– Daniel Johnson - ANP student
"I have done a lot of music courses on different subjects over the years and I have to say this program is one of the best I’ve seen. The pacing of the class, getting critical feedback, and the supportive environment were tremendous! Just picking the teacher's brain was worth the price of admission. You have an awesome thing going at Pyramind!"
– Jesse Marseille - ANP student
"This class was amazing. I started out knowing absolutely nothing and was hoping to just "get off the ground". The experience wildly surpassed my expectations and I'm now finishing tracks regularly!"
– Nicholas G - ANP student
Contact us to get started.
All courses in the Core are held at our San Francisco ground campus location.
64 hours, twice per week, 2 hours per night, 16 weeks.
Students will produce a final portfolio piece.
All Access Studio Pass is granted for use of our multi-workstation labs. Extra studio access available for purchase.
Payment plans are available to qualified students with low monthly interest.
Pre-payment in full discounts available.
Discounts on gear are available through our partnerships with Ableton, Mixed in Key and Sweetwater Sound!
Tuition - $2,090 (when paid in full).
Click on the questions below for more info
When does class meet for the Ableton Night Program?
The ANP program consists of 1 course over 16 weeks and meets twice nightly. When we have a lot of students (which is always!), we often open a second section. Classes will meet either M/W or Tu/Th from 8-10 pm at our 880 Folsom Street location.
Do you offer payment plans?
Financing options available under $365 per month. Payment plans are available at low interest rates based on credit. Fill out a simple form and we’ll let you know your finance options! Plans are available with terms up to 12 months to match your program. Find out more.
Can I get discounts on equipment or software?
We partner with industry partners so you’ll get access to the best tools in the industry, at a serious discount. ALL online students qualify for an EDU discount at most major retailers, including Sweetwater.
When does the program begin and how long does it last?
We enroll in the ANP concurrently with our other ground campus programs - either January, May or September.
How much time should I dedicate each week to do well in the program?
We recommend roughly 4+ hours per week per class. Since class meets 4 hours per week, we'd recommend the same amount of time (or more) during the same week. That's why there are weekends!
What tools do I need before joining the course?
The most important thing you’ll need is your passion for learning and producing music! We recommend you already have the tools (computer, keyboard, headphones, Ableton Live Suite 10). If you don’t already have the right gear, use your EDU discounts—provided by Pyramind—to gear up!
Will I be able to release / get signed after this?
We have many label relationships and are constantly connecting students with opportunities. This program is meant for beginners so to be honest, getting signed out of the ANP might be tough. However, most ANP students continue on with our Online programs and one on one mentorships which can help you get to that goal!
What if I need to take a break from the program?
Students have the right to take a Leave (4 months) due to family emergency, personal health concerns or financial hardship. Students returning from LOA will be re-enrolled into the program at the beginning of the Block of classes they were enrolled in during the Leave request.
I'm an Internatinal sudent, can I enroll in the ANP?
No - International students should look at our Full-Time programs like the Electronic Music Producer program (music focus) or the Complete Producer Program (music and games/ TV/ Film focus).
If I fall behind, can I repeat classes?
Students in the ANP can repeat the program for only 1/3rd the regular price! This is pretty rare although sometimes, work intervenes and causes issues. Simply let us know about work challenges and we'll work with you to avoid undue charges. You can also book office hours with the instructor - 1 per week - if you need. OR book a 1-1 sessions with any of our mentors!
Can I add courses to my program?
Absolutely! While it might be tough to find time away from work to take our Full-Time programs, most ANP students "upgrade" into the EMP Online program to round out their training while keeping their day job.
Can I place out of classes if I’m already familiar with the material?
The ANP is meant to be a full program and is designed for beginners. If you're more experienced than this, you might want to enroll in the EMP online program OR book 1-1 mentorship sessions to round out your skills.