Ableton Live

What’s a Micro Course?

In a nutshell: 12hrs of highly focused training from an Ableton Certified Trainer for R3000.

Our Ableton Micro Courses are ultra-short courses that take place over a single weekend. They are highly focused so you can get a quick download of knowledge and then get right into making the music you want to make.

The courses typically run over a single weekend, from 09:00 – 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday and are broken down into 4 separate sessions:

Session 1: 09:00 – 12:00
Session 2: 13:00 – 16:00

Session 3: 09:00 – 12:00
Session 4: 13:00 – 16:00

Each session consists of 2hrs learning time and 1hr assisted practical in which students have time to apply what they have learnt with the assistance of the tutor.

The courses are taught in small classes, maximum 6 students per class, so you can be sure that you will be able to get individualised attention when you need it. Each student also has access to a workstation with Ableton Live for the duration of the course.

Ableton Live

What Is Covered?

Because the courses are so short we have the flexibility of moving between different topics easily. Each course will focus on a different topic, as chosen by popular public vote. Check out the latest course page to see what the next topic is or to vote for a particular topic.

Ableton Micro Course, 11 & 12 June – Sampling & Sound Design

Topics that may be covered in the courses include:

Intro to Ableton Live & Push
Advanced Ableton Tools
Basic Synthesis
Advanced Synthesis
Sampling & Sound Design
Live Performance
Finishing Your Music: Mastering, Distribution & Getting Your Music Heard
Mastering Ableton’s Built-in Instruments & FX

If there is a specific topic you would like to be covered (even if it’s not included in the above list), please get in touch and we will try to set a date for a course. We need a minimum of 3 students to run any given course.

How Much Does It Cost?

R3000 for 12hrs of Ableton Certified tuition.

This includes access to Ableton Live software on Red Revenge’s workstations for the duration of the course so no other material is required. You may however bring your own laptop and copy of Ableton Live if you wish.

This also includes comprehensive notes of what we cover so you can revise at home after the course is complete.

How Do I Join?

Download & complete the registration form below in order to secure your place.
Please note that a basic understanding of Ableton Live is required.
We do not cover the basics of the software in this course.

If you have any questions please get in touch at

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Our Trainer

Tom is one of only 3 Ableton Certified Trainers in Africa. He has been producing music for 10 years and teaching for the last 5. His extensive knowledge of music allows him to morph between different genres and combine elements from different styles.

He currently creates music production resources at and produces and performs as part of the audio/visual band Original Swimming Party. He is an expert in both Ableton Live and Ableton Push and is also the host of the Ableton User Group, Cape Town. As a self-certified tech nerd he has experience in various media technology areas such as coding, graphic design, and live visuals.

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