Music Production in Ableton - Level 2

8 Week Program

Next Semester Begins:
September - TBA

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In level 1, we focus on teaching the basic navigation on Ableton Live, and how to use it to compose original music. Our second-level course concentrates on expanding and refining your sonic vocabulary, and finding your original sound. Topics include synthesis, sound design, EQ and understanding the frequency spectrum, compression, gain staging, and how to get your music ready to send to labels. Students will leave with a deep understanding of ways to write original sounding music at a professional level .

Class runs 7-9pm. Students may come as early as 6pm for any homework related questions and help.

Who Should Take This Course?

This class is designed for those that have completed our level 1 course. It has a strong focus on synthesis, mixdown and sound design techniques.

If you’d like to jump straight to level 2 please contact us.

8 WeekS, 16 hours instruction + 8 office hours:  

Next Class: Begin September!

One payment of $699.

Payment Plans are available. Contact for info.

Contact Jake Robertz at or 587 784 0781 for any questions

Student Perks

  • 40% Discount on Ableton Live

  • Educational discounts up to 50% with companies like Fab Filter, Soundtoys, Izotope, DMG, Black Octopus Sound and More!

  • Weekly feedback on assignments

  • PDF summary of each week's lesson

  • Opportunity for midweek support and questions via e-mail

  • Discounted pricing on booking studio time, private lessons, and special events

Class Time

Class runs 7-9pm.

Class runs for 2 hours once a week for a total of 16 hours class time.

The next semester starts in September

Course Requirements

  • A laptop 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 Ram Records Program Imprint, 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.