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55 Mins





The Ableton Basics ‘Getting started’ free course is designed to build confidence and help students navigate the software which can be one of the hardest parts of music production. 

This free course will  provide you with numerous tips and tricks that will help you speed up your workflow with immediate results! From this course you can directly enrol into our ABLETON COACH ESSENTIALS PROGRAM for much more content, community, lessons and free stuff!


  • How to properly navigate Ableton Live 11
  • Setting up your interface, keyboard and Microphone
  • Abletons Preferences
  • How to properly export and save a track
  • Channel and track controls
  • In depth guide into Abletons User Interface

What you will need before you start

A Working PC, Laptop, iMac or MacBook
  • Ableton Live 11 software (preferably Ableton Live Suite) * see note below
  • This course is awesome for beginners and no prior knowledge of music production is necessary.

NOTE:  Some of the features we discuss in this course will only be available for Ableton Live 11 Suite, but many of the features can still be used with all editions of Ableton Live 11 (Lite, Intro, and Standard).  

You will also be able to follow along with the majority of this course if you are using previous versions of Ableton Live, such as Ableton Live 10.

You can try Ableton live 11 suite for free, for 90 days within this course.



  • 1 – Getting started in Ableton/Brief overview/what to expect(Navigating inside Ableton)(very basic) 7:39
  • 2 – Setting up your interface, keyboard and microphone 6:04
  • 3 – Preferences (Audio Drivers/Buffer size/sample rate/Latency) 5:58
  • 4 – Adjusting the grid 3:17
  • 5 – Shortcut keys and their importance 7:46
  • 6 – Saving/exporting 4:42
  • 1 – Channel/Track controls (panning, volume control, record arm, etc) 7:39
  • 2 – Sends and returns 12:48

Wyatt Pavlik

Your Ableton Basics Coach

Wyatt Pavlik is a well rounded music producer, sound designer and audio guru. With over seven years of consistent music production and audio related projects on the go, he is able to take on anything that comes his way. As a graduate from the iconic “Icon Collective College Of Music” in Los Angeles, California. Wyatt has the skills to help you improve your music and workflow.

Wyatt has had many releases within the electronic music scene and has been DJ’ing for over ten years, making him familiar with music and the scene itself. Wyatt creates his own music and mixes and masters all his work, every genre and track has its own unique process and tools to make it come to life.

Aside from creating and releasing his own music,  he has helped countless other artists refine their sound and production quality. As an avid listener to electronic music and an enthusiastic producer, he is able to help with any aspects of music production and audio from setting up your microphone properly, to mixing, mastering and more.


Great course..I really learned a lot and will refer to it often I found the courses very detailed and well structured. An emphasis on the practical too.
Adam S
The course materials were very knowledgeable and thorough. The tutor was great and made it easy to learn everything. The TGA team are always aware that students skills are varied from beginners to higher up and still made it easy and fun. Excellent course!
DJ Mikey J
This course has unlocked the mystery of sound design and synths, not just in Ableton, but also for real-world synths and synths in other DAWs. I am so glad I took this course and highly recommend it.