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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
There is nothing better then turning my life-long passion into a real profession.”
“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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.“
But all I did know is that I wanted to start making music fast and learning all the little nuances of the
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.”
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”