Live Performance [NYC] – 343 Labs
Live Performance [NYC]
Live Performance [NYC]

Live Performance [NYC]


This course will teach some of the techniques required to use laptops in live performance, integrate the technology with live instruments and vocalists, as well as multi media applications (i.e., sync to visuals, lighting, etc.). It will focus on using the Ableton Live software, which has become the industry standard for live performance tasks. The course will be taught by Berklee College of Music Professor Dan Freeman who also offers this course at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

This course will be unique in that it will be six hours per class with three hours of training and will also include a Live Performance Section where students can perform, get help with the technical elements of their set up and get critiqued on their performance every week. Therefore, by the end of the course, students will have done a technical training, 5-6 mini performances and a final performance in front of an outside crowd.

Previous students of the course are welcome to sign up just for the Live Performance Section.

Level: Intermediate


    In this course you will learn:

    Warping and Setting Up Audio

    Using Ableton With MIDI Controllers

    Processing Live Audio

    Setting Up A Live Band

    Live Looping and Generative Music

    Visuals and Video

    Additional Information

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    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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