Anyone who has experienced the majesty of the Ableton Cookbook twitter account knows that it is a non-stop, free-for-all party over there. And in the midst of this party, the dude Mick Harrison asked me: Why did you start the Ableton Cookbook?
I had to think on that one for a second. I stared pensively out the window, pondering. But then I realized that the answer was simple.
When I was starting out, I went to a few classes and seminars about Ableton. I found them to be overpriced and somewhat boring. And I thought that I could do it better.
So, in a way, the Ableton Cookbook Live Course that I’ll be opening up on Friday is the culmination of that goal: to make a better, lower-priced Course about Ableton Live.
That’s right, Friday at 9am CST, I’ll be cutting the ribbon on the Ableton Cookbook Live Course.
The Course will consist of 8 different Modules: Device Racks, Audio FX 1, Audio FX 2, MIDI FX, Music Theory, Arrangement, Performance/DJing and Mixing/Mastering. These modules will continue in the grand tradition of the Clip Module: they will each consist of at least 3 hours of video and they will focus, in-depth, on the different aspects of Ableton Live.
One of these modules will be released every 2 weeks from when you begin the course, to give you plenty of time to digest the information. The way that I’ve set it up is so that you can start at any time. You go out and see an awful DJ and think that you can do better? Buy the Course after the club! As soon as you purchase the Module, you’ll get access to the Device Rack Module (which I’m doing the final edits on right now and is AWESOME).
Each Module will have its own Q&A forum that I’ll be answering questions on and moderating (so no torturing the noobs!). Since we’ll all be going through the progression of the Modules together, we can use the forum to share music and give feedback. I think this is super important for motivation. I know that it helps me!
And, clearly, the videos will be available for you to stream and download for all of eternity (or until the internet disappears).
Most importantly, I think, this course will be a good value. Nothing confuses me more than software training courses that cost 2000 dollars.
For 2000 dollars I want Carl Craig’s cell phone number and a jet ski.
Apparently some people are willing to pay it. But I’m definitely not willing to charge it.
So the total cost of the Ableton Cookbook Live Course (all 8 Modules) will be 297 U.S. Dollars and 0 U.S. Cents.
But, since you will be one of the first to take this course, I am going to discount the course 25% through the month of January. Just sign up for the email list to receive the Coupon Code on Friday morning.
If you bought the Clip Module, check your email on Friday for an even more insane-o discount.
As I’ve said a bajillion times, I really am grateful for your kind emails and feedback. It sounds cheesy (but aren’t the holidays the time for cheese?) but I really get a kick out of helping yall out with whatever I can. Make sure to drop me a comment with questions or suggestions!