A New Way to Learn Production with Ableton Live

Lock up your horses and tie up your daughters, the Ableton Cookbook Academy will be reopening in t-minus 3 days.

The story thus far…

As many of the Cookbook faithful know, I’ve been offering an 8-week course on Ableton Live that will cover all the aspects that I think necessary to get comfortable with the software. My philosophy is “One Course to Rule Them All.” Actually, I just think that most people need 1 course to take them from n00b to functional producer and, from there, they can pretty much experiment and google their way to electronic music mastery. Each week will unleash a video module the likes of which man has never seen, covering Device Racks, Audio FX (2 weeks), MIDI FX, Music Theory, Arrangement, Performance/DJing and Mixing and Mastering.

Unfortunately, demand caught up with me and I decided to close the course to focus on improving the experience and making sure that I could devote more time to each participants questions. My revamped design was a result that of that “hiatus”. But now, it’s time to get serious…

So what’s new?

-New, improved Course Theater to watch the video modules in sequence. No more navigating weird pages to find your videos.

-Answerbase where you can ask questions about the modules and find answers to frequently asked questions.

-Weekly office hours with video responses to frequently queried queries.

-Enrollment will be limited to 10 participants at a time.

That’s right folks, gone are the days of free-flowin’ access to the Live Course. As soon as 10 people have registered, I’m going to slam shut the proverbial gates shut and no amount of crying will sway my hard heart. It’s really hard. I’m doing this because I like knowing participant’s name, what their goals are, favorite breakfast cereal, etc.

To recap: Course enrollment opens on Friday and will close as soon as we hit 10 people. Clearly, if you’re on the email list, you’ll get first crack, so make sure to sign up and wait up all night, refreshing your inbox.

Sign yo’self up

7 Responses to “A New Way to Learn Production with Ableton Live”

  1. Rob July 19, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    Is the 10 student limit only for brand new members of the live course? Do the pre-academy live course ole Gs like myself have to camp out in front of the internet box office for a ticket to the new course as well? Is there a cost to the course? You say “at a time” so do you mean every 8 weeks you will cycle in another enrollment of 10 students? Will the videos be open to all, but asking questions in the answer base only for the 10 students? So many questions.

    • Anthony July 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      OG Rob: There’ll be 10 participants at a time, but I won’t promise that it is going to be every 8 weeks. If something needs to be rerecorded or I need to go to Fiji to visit my girlfriend who is a suntan lotion/bikini/hand model, I’ll have to delay it a bit. The course will cost US dollars, 297 of ’em. And the Answerbase will remain open to all free citizens of this great world. Jah bless.

  2. Eric Olivarez July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    when is the sign up going to be available? or how do i sign up? and if im on the mailing list does that mean im already in?

    • Anthony July 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      Hey Eric: If you’re on the email list, you’ll be notified (before the bloggos) when the course opens up tomorrow. About 9am CA time.

  3. Ian July 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Anthony: What does this mean for us that are currently in the course? I actually have not been able to keep up with the modules lately because work has been crazy. You previously said that that videos would be available forever to stream. Does this mean we get blocked from the course if we don’t resign up??

    • Anthony July 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      No worries, Ian! You still have access to evrything forever! The old system and the new will coexist. Make sure you bookmark the sign-in page, though, because I might move things around a bit.

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