Ableton Live Course Preview + Video Tutorial: Creating Custom Arpeggio Patterns, Sequencers

Instructor and Curriculum Developer, Professor Nalepa offers a glimpse into our unique Ableton Live program as he demonstrates how to create custom arpeggio patterns using Live’s powerful tools for music creation.

Creating Custom Arpeggio Patterns in Ableton Live

This particular lesson is about creating custom arpeggio patterns. You can create your own unique synth rhythms with this technique. This is great for getting some old school Giorgio Moroder style synth lines. Playing one MIDI note allows you to play a whole sequence of notes. You can also use this technique in conjunction with sidechain compression or sidechain gating to create your own custom sidechain patterns.

Ableton Live Courses at Dubspot

Ableton Live is an incredibly powerful and flexible tool. You can use it to accomplish almost anything you can imagine in the studio. I have designed a six level course for Dubspot that is geared towards helping you build your portfolio, all while taking you through the many powerful features of Live. The course is packed with various composition techniques, a plethora of approaches to songwriting and remixing. There are a ton of ideas in there to stimulate your creativity, you can then pull together the tools and processes that work best for you and incorporate them into your own workflow.

Besides covering all of creative possibilities in Ableton, the course is also designed to take you through every aspect of being an artist today. You will build up a new body of work and release an EP, create a remix in your new signature style, put your music to picture and score a video, conceptualize and create a live set then record your live performance. You also get tips on crafting your artist bio, creating album art and a profile picture, basically everything you would do out in the world as a musician today. Armed with this experience, it is now up to you to go out there and repeat the process, continually improving your skills, hustling, networking, making it happen for yourself.

- Professor Steve Nalepa, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Live Course Designer

Our music production program is custom-tailored to fit your musical style. You can choose from several Digital Audio Workstations including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or Propellerhead’s Reason.

After completing this program, you will leave with 4 completed tracks (EP), a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Shake Hands with Live
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Completing Your First Track
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Production Essentials
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Sound Design & Instrumentation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Composition & Production
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Taking Your EP Global
  • “So far the experience through Dubspot is incredible, and I can’t wait to go through the next levels. It’s just getting better each week, and I can not wait to start putting an EP together, not just being able to put a successful track together!” - Dan Carter, United Kingdom

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

  • Beats & Sound Tonstudio
  • 12/1/2011

Seems to be very cool… Do you have some studio workshops in europe?