Produce Your First Track
NEXT CLASS STARTING October 27
Our flagship electronic music production course “Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track” was designed as both an introduction and deep dive into the world of music production. The course focusses on students applying concepts right away so that each student has finished an original track by the end of the course.
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF MUSIC PRODUCTION
Learn to transform the sounds in your head into a finished track using just your laptop and Ableton Live. You will be guided step-by-step by our expert instructors to help you unlock your creativity!
Music Production Fundamentals
Drum Programming and Beat Making
Music Theory Fundamentals
Audio & MIDI Effects, Sampling, Warping
Arrangement & Automation
Mixing and Exporting Your Track
Join us on Saturday, October 24, for another Masterclass + Open House at our new Berlin home, Riverside Studios. Get a tour of our facilities, learn about our courses, and meet some of our instructors. This is a great way to get a feel for our community and programs, meet fellow producers, and ask any […]
STRUCTURE AND SUPPORT
Learn through a step-by-step curriculum
at an Ableton Certified Training Center
343 Labs is an Ableton Certified Training Center, which means it is endorsed by Ableton to teach the highest level of Ableton curriculum.
Save hours of time by learning exactly what you need to know, instead of watching countless hours of YouTube videos. Our structured curriculum and expert instructors will ensure you get where you want much faster.
Overview and Understanding the Interface
Session and Arrangement View
Audio and MIDI Editing
Intro to Music Theory
Melodies, Chords, and Basslines
Audio and MIDI Effects
Intro to Sampling
Demo Master and Exporting Your Track
ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING GREAT
HEAR WHY STUDENTS LOVE OUR CLASSES
Hundreds of students have taken this class as their first music production class ever, and they have all ended up making amazing music!
Are you ready to make your first track?
Produce your first track
Learn from world-class instructors and get personalized feedback
Drastically improve your music production skills through a step-by-step curriculum
Learn with a peer group and meet like-minded producers and musicians
Classrooms & Studio Space
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is this class for?
This class is for complete beginners who have not had any formal musical training or music production experience. It is also for students that have dabbled with Ableton but not had any formal training and have gaps in their knowledge, which they would like to fill by taking a structured course and learning from a reliable source.
What is the time commitment and class schedule?
We offer classes that meet from once per week to several times per week, so you can choose a class that suits your schedule best. You will be expected to devote about 3 hours of time per week, outside of class, to practice the concepts covered each week.
What equipment do I need to take this class?
All you need is a laptop with Ableton Live installed and a pair of headphones. You can download the free demo of Ableton Live here. We’ll provide a MIDI keyboard and Ableton Push for you to use during class.
Do you offer discounts on Ableton Live and other software?
Yes, as a 343 Labs student, you are eligible for a 40% discount on an Ableton Live license and can get discounts on most software and hardware through us. Just let us know, and we will help. If you prefer to try out Live before buying, you can download a free 30-day demo here.
What edition of Ableton Live do I need? Can I use an older version of Live?
We recommend that you use Ableton Live Suite or Ableton Live Standard. If you are using an older version of Live (such as Live 9), you can use that, although we always recommend using Live 10.
Will there be homework, and will I get feedback from my instructor?
Yes, you will be getting assignments after every class to practice and apply the concepts you learned. You will also be working towards completing your first track and presenting it to the class on the final day. Students will present their assignments at the beginning of every class, and the instructor will be giving feedback and making improvement suggestions.
What happens if I miss a class?
If you miss a class, you can watch the recording, or refer to the class notes emailed to you by your instructor after every class. You can also arrange a makeup class with your instructor for €50.
Do you offer refunds if I change my mind?
Yes, we do. You can read our full refund policy here.
Can you transfer me to a different class if the class is too easy or hard, or if my schedule changes?
We would be happy to transfer you to a different class if you let us know within the first three sessions. We usually don’t charge for making a transfer.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, we do. Please contact us to arrange it.
Why are you called 343 Labs?
Sound travels at 343 meters per second. We thought that would make for a pretty cool name.