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Level 1 - Fundamentals of Music Production

Music Production in Ableton - Level 1

Learn the basics of electronic music production in Ableton Live at Night Vision's studio in downtown Edmonton.

Music Production in Ableton - Level 1

8 Week 16 Hours Semester

Fall Semester Begins:
Thursdays -
October 4 - November 22

Music Production in Ableton in Edmonton
Make music at home in Edmonton
Ableton Live in Edmonton

Everything you need to start making music with Ableton Live. Over 8 lessons (2 hours each) we will break down the barriers of electronic music production so that you may begin your journey towards making inspired, professional sounding music.

Who Should Take This Course?

This class is designed for people who want to jump into the world of music production, but have little or no prior experience in music production or Ableton Live. You could be a DJ, a musician, a singer, or just someone who is passionate about music, this course will provide you with the tools and confidence you need to use Ableton fluently.

What You'll Leave Class Knowing

You'll finish this course with a strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of music production in Ableton Live, an introduction to music theory and song writing, and the knowledge to start producing your own songs.

8 Week, 16 Hour Semester:

Thursdays, October 4 - November 22

One payment of $699. Save 7% by registering in full!

First four registrants can save $50 by using the coupon code "50OFF2018" at checkout

Contact Jake Robertz at learn@nightvisionmusic.com or 587 784 0781 for any questions

Course Requirements

  • A computer that can run Ableton Live

  • Headphones

  • Ableton Live 10 (available at 40% discount for all Night Vision Music Academy students)

Class Topics Include

  • Introduction to Ableton: functions, layout, and tools

  • Rhythm & Counting, Song Structure, Song Arrangement

  • Drums Rack and Drum Programming

  • Intro to Music Theory: Notes & Scales, Chords, Chord Progressions

  • Arrangement View, Scenes, Clip launching and Recording

  • Adding the Human Touch: Swing & Groove, Playing In and Recording

  • Making Ableton work for you: Automation & Modulation

  • Recording External Audio, Warping

  • And Much More!

Student Perks

Class Time

Class runs Thursdays at 7pm

Class runs for 2 hours once a week at our downtown Edmonton teaching facility. 16 hours class time total


Jake Robertz

Your Instructor: Jake Robertz

Jake is a veteran music producer and DJ from Edmonton Canada.  Over the last 10 years, he’s released music and remixes on multiple international labels including Muti Music, Seclusiasis, Simplify, Ad Noiseam,  Really Good, Fort Knox, Top Billin, Discobelle, High Chai, Adapted, Made in Glitch, Future Roots and 9G records.  His previous project Knight Riderz saw him headlining shows and festivals across North America including The Village at Shambhala 2011, The Living Dead Tour with Zeds Dead in 2012, The Bounce Festival and Astral Harvest. He’s been an active member of the Edmonton electronic music scene since 2008, currently working with local promoters Future Roots throwing parties and regularly opening for international artists.  He’s explored the techniques of producing a wide variety of genres and styles, and developed methods to help you find, create, or refine your specific musical vision.  Jake has the practical experience and in-depth knowledge to give you a clear understanding of the production process at any level.