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Mark Doyle
“I always wanted to create my own music. But with no background in music production or music software I was a little anxious about taking the Ableton Beginners Course. I needn’t have worried. Martin put me at ease from the moment we met on the opening day. All of the classes were engaging, challenging, inspiring, inclusive, rewarding and fun. Outside of class Martin always had time for answering any questions I had. Martin and his colleague Vas are extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful, I never thought I could have learnt so much in 15 weeks. The course has given me a new found confidence in my ability to create music.”

Rob Shiels
“I have completed Martin’s Beginner and Advanced courses in Ableton Live. As a songwriter and producer, I can absolutely recommend both courses.
Software-wise, I had used ProTools rewired with Reason for many years; since doing Martin’s courses I have jettisoned both in favour of the more flexible and, frankly, more fun Live.
Martin’s Beginner course will give you a solid grounding in creating music with Live. It covers the program’s core functions, essential music theory, sampling skills and more. You’ll finish the course fully able to create, arrange and mix your own music in Live.
The Advanced course takes things to the next level. While the Beginner’s course will make you entirely comfortable creating your own music, the Advanced course is all about turning you into a capital-P Producer. Martin and Vas cover everything from classic studio production tricks to the latest Ableton-enabled apps, as well as going in-depth into mixing and mastering.
I would wholeheartedly recommend both courses, particularly if you’re looking to push your skills and pursue music on a professional level.”

AL Giulano
“I completed the Advanced Ableton course in 2015. I have been DJ-ing full time for several years and in the last few years I have started to produce music. I decided to take the course as I wanted to learn more about producing and in particular producing with Ableton. I went to an “Open Day” with Martin and straight away I felt that this was the “place to be” for all I needed. ,Martin has a unique way to teach and a talented method that helps you to bring out your creative side and not get caught only at the technical level. This for me works great. I signed for the 15 week course and with the teaching of Martin and Vas, the experience brought my skills to another level.During the course we really covered a lot. From basic use of Ableton up to mastering, mixing and using Visuals Live, Ableton Push and more. We also covered a section on time management when produce a track, which has helped me a lot because majority of my work is “on the go” with short timelines. The extra benefit of this course is that many of learnt skills have become of great use to me in producing my own tracks and with my own edits for my DJ set and radio show. I would really recommend the Advanced course to anyone that is ready to improve their Ableton knowledge and have some fun along the way. I loved the class atmosphere with a mixed alumni from different backgrounds and that helped all of us to open to each other’s point of view.”

Conor Ossory “I signed up for Martin’s Ableton weekend course as I have always wanted to learn how to use the software. In just two days, Ableton Live, which once seemed overwhelming, was made approachable and straight-forward to use. This was thanks to Martin’s & Vas’s focused, easy to understand teaching style, along with their clear explanations. I’d recommend the weekend course as an excellent way for anyone wanting to learn how to get started with Ableton.”

Lucretia Gnagni“When I started the Ableton course, I’ve never took in to consideration the chance of using a computer to create music. I was just a musician that needed something new and wanted to work with music. I knew that I had to open my mind to loads of different styles by using different means to broaden my experience. The lessons with Martin were full of fun and well structured. He is not just a great teacher, he actually cares about his students, helping them develop their creativity and encourages their emerging abilities. After completing the basic/intermediate level, I was already able to create music on my own, and this has been a launch pad for me to try new and exciting ways to become the best artist I can be. Thanks to Martin’s course, I found my way in the music world and I hope will be the first steps in brining me as far as possible in this industry.
There is nothing better then turning my life-long passion into a real profession.”

“I have completed the Ableton Weekend and the Ableton Beginners courses. I wanted to gain a better understanding of understanding of music production to be able to explain to a producer what I would like on the songs that I had written. I soon realised that these courses would give me the tools I needed to produce tracks myself. I found that I became very productive and could create musical ideas in new and more efficient ways. I was literally starting from scratch with music production and I initially felt intimidated by Ableton, Martin and Vas helped me to feel confident about manipulating and experimenting with Ableton to create and discover new sounds. In the class there was a mixture of musicians, DJs, producers and songwriters, all at different levels, Martin and Vas were great at steering the class to make sure everyone reached the same level of understanding. The courses are also a brilliant way to meet potential collaborators. Martin and Vas create at relaxed, fun and informative classroom, they are both very encouraging and experts with Ableton and I am looking forward to starting the next course”

FERGAL DAVIS
“I work every day professionally with Pro-Tools and have recently decided lately that I would like to learn Ableton Live for both music composition and for use in a live performance context.Martin Clancy sat with me for 2 hours and with his easy manner ant thorough understanding of the platform gave me a great understanding of the layout of Ableton Live and of the creative power it gives , especially using the Ableton “Push” controller which puts sequencing of beats and musical instruments directly at your fingertips instantly.
I left enthused about the creative possibilities and will definitely be asking Martin to set up more tutorials.”

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photo (15K)Martin Clancy has really opened my eyes to what is possible with Ableton.
Focusing in on what I specifically wanted to know about the program he designed a tutorial for my needs.His ability to break programming down to a rudimentary level and patience as an instructor helped me cut through manual speak.”

STAN SOZEMartin is a brilliant tutor with an ability to demistify and explain complicated things in a way that’s easy to understand and digest.His ability to connect with students is superior, he was always available in and after class to answer any questions i had and significantly boosted my Ableton skills in a fairly short period of time.

ROME THOMAS“Martin Clancy and his team have provided me an excellent opportunity to dive into the world of Ableton Live. Via Skype and its share-screen technology, we have been able to close the gap between NYC and Dublin to go over Martin’s course program.The video conference calls are not only an opportunity to get a step-by-step understanding of Live 9’s immense parameters, but also an opportunity to ask questions and get past the traditional challenges of learning a new application.Martin has been able to curtail his lesson plans to my specific goals/strengths. As a student, I wanted to utilize my musical background in piano/percussion and limited experience in traditional recording and merge it with my day-to-day interests/experience working at a record label.Using Live, and Martin’s program to create remixes, mash-ups and create my own original comps etc, it has re-connected me to my own ability to play/create/improvise. With my exploration still in its infancy, I feel more excited and confident about the potential future outcomes.(A&M/Octone is a joint venture with Universal Music Group)”

CHRIS NOLANMartin is an outstanding teacher running a very informative course taught in a simple detailed and interesting way.No questions were left unsatisfactorily answered!A great relaxed atmosphere in the class, always enthusiastic and helpful. Thanks to this course my production and live techniques have greatly improved thanks to the course “

CHRISTIAN HOMANWhile presenting Twilight every week for RTE and also DJing regularly, I thought it about time to start getting edits together.Martin was recommended from industry experts in the Uk and further afield, and having spent time under his guidance, I can see why.Martin tailored all the tutorials around what I had known from previous software and made the transition to Ableton Live seamless.Highly recommended for anyone wanting to take the step from ideas to productions”

PETER SLATERMartin recently introduced me to a new and exciting sound editing platform called Ableton. He designed a specific tutorial geared towards my requirements in audio editing. His vast knowledge, attention to detail, patience and easy manner made this complex process a much less daunting task to understand and apply to my discipline.”

AIDAN O'BRIENI came into Martin’s Music Production course with a very basic idea of what i wanted to do.Martin has helped me to greatly develop that idea. He has also brought on my own production skills hugely. I recently had an interview for a Music technology degree course in Belfast.When I told them about everything we covered in Martin’s Ableton Course…. they told me that their only worry was that I might be over qualified! I would highly recommend this course to anyone.if your concerned that you might not have the skills to take part in the class – don’t be put off at all. It will definitely bring your skills to a new level that wouldn’t believe.”

IGOR KALITVENTSEVMartin is a brilliant teacher who introduced me to the world of Ableton. I’ve had some experience with other DAWs but Martin helped me structure my knowledge and significantly improve it.
What I really appreciate is that he kept pushing me, tailoring all the tasks and making them more challenging for me, encouraging to try out new styles. Thanks to Martin I now have the skills not only to compose and record a basic demo version but to produce a fully mastered track”

IRINA RIZAEVAI have completed Ableton Live Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses with Martin at The Sound Training Centre in Dublin. It was a very comprehensive study, and a lot of fun too.
Martin is a great teacher: very attentive, very open minded and always ready to help and provide students with valuable feedback. My objective for the course was to learn how to produce my own music without hiring a specialist, and I am pretty sure I am able to do it now.
The course also broadened my horizon in terms of music format I can and would like to work in. Although I think I achieved my goals I feel sorry that the classes are over as I really enjoyed the process of learning.”

CHRISTIAN FARIVARLearning from one of the best producers out there is not only a real treat, Martin Clancy delivers the Abelton Live course like no other. He patiently and masterfully drills the foundations through effective exercises and hands on teaching.
His vast knowledge of contemporary music has helped me identify how the functions and uses of the application make sense, and I am definitely motivated to complete the course.”

KRZYSZTOF PYROWhen I started an Ableton course my knowledge about music production was very blurred. To be honest I didn’t know what to expect from it. Thanks to Martin I understood very quickly the most important aspects about music production and I followed them.The result is amazing because a year ago I couldn’t even count beats properly and now I’m able to compose my own track from the beginning to an end.On the other hand this course is a good laugh also. Regardless of your current skills they will be never the same after you completed this course. They will be much better. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves music.I’m pleased to say that it was pleasure to work with You Martin Clancy. Thank You very much and wish you all the best in the future. I miss this course already…Krzysztof Pyro

LIAM NESTORWhen I started first started messing with Ableton I was watching all of the online videos & there are some realy good ones, but they do leave you in the blank a bit and you miss out on the bigger picture . Martin and Vas explained everything very well and with some humour! Now I feel very comfortable using the program, so it’s all up to my imagination and the man hours I put in to get to where I want to be.The course has pointed me in a strong direction. I was little lost before, never really knowing what i wanted to do career wise but now I’m sure that’s it’s definitely in music – be it radio, television, plays or production – i enjoy working with music. Thanks a million for putting this course together, it was realy great!

AIDAN BUTLERHaving for years sat watching Sound engineers performing their dark magic on Pro-Tools I decided to it was time I learnt something about it. I had tried a few years back with another company and was left totally at sea but Martin and his team were brilliant at bringing it all down to a very understandable and enjoyable experience for me.
They kept it at a pace that I was comfortable with but at the same time challenging me to move forward and explore the wonderful world of recording. Really looking forward to continuing the process with them.”

GAVIN MACDERMOTTI was a total novice in terms of music production in the world of DAWs before I took Martin’s Ableton course at the Sound Training College, Dublin. However, my introduction to Ableton has changed the way I write my music, offering infinitely more possibilities for sonic adventure than, say, one voice and one guitar did. With Martin’s guidance, I have seen a rapid development in my understanding of recording as a craft and the ability to make the sounds I hear in my head actually come to life in Ableton.Ever since I first set foot in a studio, I have always wanted to be the guy at the controls. I wanted total control over my music from pen and page to the finishing touches of the mix. Martin and Vas have helped me get the ball rolling in this regard and I am seeing some real results.
I am confident I will be able to release my own self-produced EP in the coming months of 2015. Moreover, Martin’s encouragement, positive attitude and pragmatic criticisms have helped me to reaffirm my love of writing music.”

KEITH STARRSWhen I started Martins music production course, my knowledge of Ableton was pretty basic.
But with his enthusiasm and ability to break it down in a fun and simplistic way, my productions have much improved. He is an excellent tutor, sharing his time, knowledge and experience both inside and outside the class room, So i would have no hesitation in recommending his course.
Thanks to Martin I now have the right tools and platform to pursue my career.

MR. MELLOW D“Had an absolutely great time doing the 15 week Ableton Course with Martin and Vas.I never thought I’d be able to learn so much in 15 weeks. Martin and Vas are two natural teachers, who break everything down and make things extremely straightforward and easy to understand.They are both extremely passionate and knowledgeable about music production and Ableton itself, and this comes across in every aspect of the course.The class is really interactive, and there’s a real emphasis put on making sure everyone is included and up to speed on what we are covering, before we move on. This interactive element also works great in forming a bond with the rest of the class.We really covered so much on all the different elements of Ableton. I know everything we learned is going to help me produce much better quality tracks, a lot faster.The students were a really mixed bag of ages and skill levels, and this only added to creating a great atmosphere. It was a great group of students and I know everyone felt that they learned a huge amount, and will be all keeping in touch.I especially appreciated learning how to construct a track quickly by working in session view, learning about all of the different instruments and effects, and I loved covering how to mix and master your track properly. There was so much more including creating mashups, learning how to use Ableton Push, and even Video effects and Video Dj-ing. I know that this information is going to be invaluable in the future.Martin and Vas have so much time for each student, and their teaching styles really compliment each other, and ensure that you are comfortable and confident in all parts of the course, and in Ableton itself.I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for the best training you could want in Ableton. With Martin and Vas, you feel like you are in very capable hands, and you can feel good that when you finish the 15 weeks, you will be on your way to becoming an Ableton Master!”

DJ GAVIN BONNER“I have been trying to produce music with Ableton for over 5 years now, completed numerous courses both online and in class but it is only now after completing Martin’s Ableton classes that I can finally go away with the confidence & skills that I need to progress my music production goals. My only regret is that I did not enroll in this class 5 years ago it would have saved me money and a lot of time.Martin made this all really enjoyable with his teaching style which made you never want to miss a class.”

JACK LAWLESS“Going into Martin’s class I knew nothing about how to use Ableton, I didn’t even know how to record.
But all I did know is that I wanted to start making music fast and learning all the little nuances of the
program.
After the first 2 classes we knew enough to start creating tracks with samples and editing
clips, so you can only imagine what you will learn in the time you will spend in his class. I thought
I wanted to just produce my own tracks but Martin showed em a whole new world of how Ableton can
be used In a live DJ environment where I can DJ through Ableton and also control my own visuals effects
to go with my show.
Martin always had time for me asking him odd questions about how to use 3rd
party hardware and software, like using leap motion as a way of controlling Abletons effects.
I would have no problem referring people to martin who want to learn Ableton.
Martin is an outstanding
teacher who has an simple but detailed way of teaching his students, I left the class the classes with
all my questions answered and having a better of idea of what direction I wanted to take.In short if you have the chance to do a class with martin, do it you won’t be disappointed.”

ADRIAN CROFT“I’ve been programming software instruments for some time now and I look for inspiration from all quarters. Having completed a number of courses in Audio Production, I was looking for a technology to pull my Computer Love together with a long-gestating urge to record and perform electronic music. I was aware of the Sound Training College through one of the tutors and completely fell for with the place during an Open Day. Having already used Ableton (and with my nerd-credentials), I was steered toward the Advanced course by Martin.It was clear that the choice was absolutely spot-on from the first session onward, the atmosphere is friendly but professional and the whole course is clearly laid out and logically structured. The course content is superb and Martin and the crew simply Know the product (and it seems to me; the entire field) inside and out. The cadets are given plenty of verbal and practical support on each subject while always keeping the course moving forward. I’ve lost count of the number of ‘Light Bulb’ moments I had during the course and formed a some strong bonds with a number of the candidates.I hold the Ableton team (and STC as a whole) in the highest regard and can not recommend the Ableton course enough to nerds and creative both….”

cailin power“After completing Martin’s Advanced Ableton Course I couldn’t be happier. I learned so much from it because there is so much to gain if you are willing to put in the effort. Over the 15 weeks I acquired an in depth knowledge of Ableton and how to get the best out of the programme.One of the great things about the course is that you don’t just learn about Ableton, you acquire a strong technical knowledge of production and creative techniques and also mixing and mastering. The weekly assignments get a creative flow going and get you into a good routine of making music regularly. Sitting down to work on a track becomes fun and less daunting because you see yourself improving each week, which in turn boosts your motivation.As well as the technical stuff, Martin encourages you to be creative and teaches you how to manage your time in the studio efficiently. And not only do you have Martin as a teacher, there is a second teacher called Vas. The way they deliver a class is excellent. Its very rare to find a course with two dedicated teachers who invest a personal interest in you work. Highly recommended :)”

cailin power“I did a series of one on one Lessons with Martin & it was great! I knew bits here & there and Martin was able to fill in the gaps.
Whatever level you’re at, Martin can help you by customising his lessons to suit what you need to learn.Would definitely recommend to others. He’s a true pro”