This program has been designed for aspiring producers wanting to get serious with Ableton Live Suite and provides 120 hours of extremely high quality training and mentoring (not including additional studio time). Students will work on creating and refining their own release-worthy compositions whilst working towards their certificate during a 6-level music production course.
Students will cover sampling, audio manipulation techniques and advanced synthesis to build upon their existing musical and production chops. Also covered will be an expansion of their knowledge of Ableton Live, with emphasis placed on integrating that knowledge into using Push 2 hardware. This approach perfectly showcases how to use your DAW effectively and efficiently. Next up is a thorough exploration of track analytics to enable understanding of the professional techniques used to make your favorite songs. We get stuck into the how’s of music production courtesy of dynamic hands-on exercises.
Thoroughly delving into Ableton Live Suite, students will cover all facets of music production using this game-changing DAW, as well as using Ableton Live Suite’s amazing add-ons with the best of Max4Live devices. They will also learn the highly individual art of sound design using Serum – this being the only 3rd party software that we use on the course. Students will be shown how to utilize the program’s content to its best advantage, tailoring its processing power to students’ own production style. Mentoring sessions are factored into the course to ensure this happens to optimize students’ understanding and practice.
In case this all comes across as a little intimidating, rest assured that the course has been very much designed with the beginner in mind, as well as people who have a basic grounding in using Ableton at home. It’s for people who want to produce quality music from scratch, with like-minded groups of no more than 8 people in an intimate and nurturing environment. Emphasis is placed on fun (the best way to earn!) and not on competition for attention.
On our courses, students can reduce the course price by choosing to use their own laptop if they wish. They can then get help with customizing their set-up to suit their own taste – which has the added benefit of looking exactly the same at home as it does in the classroom. However, to use one of our superbly-equipped iMacs, all you need do is add a $100 supplement to book one – at the same time as you book your course. We will provide headphones and controller keyboards for everyone as standard.
Thanks to our exclusive licensing partnerships, we have assembled a range of specialized assets: synthesizers, effects, and samples for Garnish Academy students. These instruments and sounds allow us to teach producers, side by side, using the same sets of expanded resources. Our constantly evolving license-partners and content producers add thousands of dollars to the value of our Producer and Academy courses. Many of these products are yours to keep. Others are free to use while you learn and are then eligible for exclusive upgrades at a fraction of their regular price.
We have our very own boutique sample label Lazerdisk Sound. Garnish students get all of our packs (mostly written and produced by Garnish instructors) for free, and an exclusive pack just for Garnish students not sold on the site! It’s recorded individual keys from Mark Ronson’s Mellotron M4000D, which our label chief Zack Johnson meticulously recorded in Mark’s studio in Hollywood. Thank you Zack and Mark!
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