Level 2 - Sound Design and Mixing

Music Production in Ableton - Level 2

Learn about Synthesis, EQing, Compression and more

8 Week Fall Semester - Wednesdays - October 3 to November 21

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Music Production in Ableton - Level 2

Our second-level course concentrates on creating original sounds and getting songs to a professional level. Lessons on synthesis, mixing techniques, and more, will leave students with a deep understanding of synthesis and a solid grasp on how to properly mix their music.

Who Should Take This Course?

This class is designed for those that have completed our level 1 course or producers who have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of music production in Ableton.

What You'll Leave Class Knowing

Students who complete this course will leave with a strong understanding of how to use subtractive and FM synthesis, how to use EQ, Ableton effects, compression, and more in their productions. Each concept is introduced in a practical manner with real world examples and creative practice assignments to match.

8 Week Fall Semester:  October 3 to November 21

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 or 587 784 0781 for any questions

Student Perks

Class Time


Students attend class on Wednesdays at 7pm. Class runs for 2 hours once a week for a total of 16 hours class time.

The Fall semester runs from September 12 to October 31

Course Requirements

  • A computer that can run Ableton Live

  • Headphones

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

Class Topics Include

  • How to use EQ

  • Synthesis & Sound Design

  • Chords, Voice Leading, Inversions

  • Practical Sound Design

  • Return Tracks, Reverb & Delay

  • Sampling

  • FM Synthesis

  • Mixing: Gain Staging

  • Mixing: EQ

  • Mixing: Compression

  • Organization, Preparing for Mastering

  • And Much More!

Contact Jake Robertz at or 587 784 0781 for any questions

Jake Robertz Ableton Instructor

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.