Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track [NYC] – 343 Labs
Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track [NYC]
Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track [NYC]
Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track [NYC]

Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track [NYC]



Learn the fundamentals of producing with Ableton Live, and produce an original track by the end of the course.

Our flagship electronic music production course “Ableton Live: Produce Your First Track” is designed to teach you the fundamentals of music production from the ground up. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of Ableton Live, from drum programming, recording and editing MIDI and audio, to finding and shaping Live’s many sounds to create the music you want to make. By the end of the course you will leave with a completed original track of your own.

Requirements: This is an entry-level course with no prior music knowledge required.


In this course you will learn:


Learn how to navigate the interface and find sounds, samples, and instruments quickly using the browser.


Learn about the fundamentals of music theory and how intervals, scales, and chords are interconnected to create melodies, chord progressions, and basslines to form the melodic material.


Learn to program drums using Ableton’s powerful Drum Rack and customize drum kits using your own samples.


Explore how audio and MIDI effects add another creative dimension to your color palette as a producer. 


Discover how to turn a 4-bar loop into a 4-minute track by learning about song structure and arranging techniques.


Add polish to your music by learning about the mixing process, covering essential concepts from gain staging, panning, and sends & returns to compression and EQ.

Additional Information

Among our partners:

Online learning
where ever you are

Taking classes online with us allows you to learn remotely from where ever you are, learning from the same great instructors that teach at our New York City location.

Every course is held virtually with your instructor via video conferencing technology, which means classes are fully interactive, you can ask questions just like you would in an in-person class, and you’ll get feedback from your instructor right there on the spot. In addition, all classes are recorded, so if you ever miss a class, or want to go back to review a concept, you can.

We also have numerous online platforms available for students to engage with fellow students and teachers throughout the week, giving you the support you need to achieve your goals.

Join us at free
Online Livestream Events

We host Masterclasses, Feedback Sessions, The NYC Ableton User Group, Open Showcases, and many more music events all year around.

What students say

Absolutely TOP NOTCH Music Production classes and instruction! John Selway was an amazing instructor and I can't wait to take another one.

Ariel Alexander

I took an Intro to Ableton Live course to learn production. As a very fresh producer and DJ I was able to accelerate my learning of the tool and make progress in finding my sound. The instruction was particularly notable – the community format is great for getting feedback on material, and works well especially for those who learn best in an interactive environment.

Alexa Alianiello

This was such an amazing learning experience. The class was small, intimate and welcoming. The teachers were super helpful and always around before and after class for additional advice and questions. I took the Ableton Live Summer Intensive and would recommend to anyone looking to deep dive into this powerful program. I'm now off into my own musical journey!

Ivan Rodriguez

The instructors at 343 are outstanding. True professionals who are masters at the software they are teaching. Highly recommended. I've done both in-person and remote online courses, and had great experiences with both.

Josh Miles

Ready to level up?

Our goal is to provide our students with the highest level of music education, pairing some of the most experienced instructors in the industry with a highly specialized curriculum. Class sizes are small, ensuring an intimate learning experience for our students, and taught using the latest music technology. In addition, we provide our students with a supportive and engaged community of artists, producers, and performers with weekly events to build relationships, network, and continue learning.

- More Ableton Certified Trainers than any school worldwide
- Real-time instruction, student questions, and feedback
- Intimate class sizes (roughly 5 students) ensuring maximum student/instructor interaction
- Motivation and inspiration from experienced instructors with real industry success
- Online community forums to ask questions outside of the classroom and meet peers and collaborate
- Daily free community events
- 40% discount on Ableton Live
- 20% discount on Ableton Push

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