Ableton launches site with free lessons for new producers
Digital audio workstations (DAWs) have completely changed the world of music making. Mastering and producing beats doesn’t require the sophisticated and astronomically expensive hardware it once did. German company Ableton helped to launch this revolution with its LIVE software series, offering a powerful, portable blend of digital tools and live input options that can create a track from start to finish all on one laptop.
Now the company has launched a new website, to help budding producers learn music for free, from the comfort of their web browser. The website aims to teach the basics of music production under four main categories — Drums, Bass, Chords and Melodies — with each category increasing in complexity as the course goes on.
Notably the website also breaks down famous songs such as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and Daft Punk’s “Around the World” for better explanation and demonstration. While it certainly can’t replace LIVE or any other DAW, for many who want to get into production but lack any formal training, the new site provides a helpful starting off point to teach the basics of producing.