Increasingly used by creative musicians in a variety of settings, Ableton Live is a powerful, flexible and intuitive music production and performance environment. It can be used for writing, arranging and mixing like a traditional DAW but also contains unique features allowing for improvisation, live triggering, live looping, effect processing, modular synthesis and randomisation. The performance elements can easily become part of a writing and production process, greatly expanding the possibilities of making music on a computer without the need for fiddly programming. This course gives you a solid grounding in the basics of using Live for music creation, enabling you to explore some of the powerful in-depth features and learn how to tailor its operation to your own way of working.
You don't need to have used Ableton before, and you don't need to have your own copy before the course starts, but you should be familiar with basic computer skills and software navigation, and it would help to have access to your own copy to practise with.
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Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, is launching an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. We are presenting a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.
So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.
What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.
Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.