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This course will be focused primarily on three different types of synthesis that are employed by different virtual instruments in Ableton Live. You'll learn about subtractive synthesis using the analog instrument, frequency modulation (FM) synthesis with operator, and we'll also explore granular synthesis using the sampler instrument. We will look at a few Max for Live devices (such as the drum synths and standalone LFO) that can be useful aids in sound design.
By the end of the course, you will be able to make a wide variety of sounds from scratch using these instruments and be able to save them to their user library, making you reliant on presets, and helping you achieve a more personal and unique sound.
Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.