How to Make Electronic Music

How to Make Electronic Music


How to Make Electronic Music is a crash course in making music with Ableton Live Suite. The learning techniques applied here have evolved from over a decade of developing learning programs and working with artists of all levels. This course cuts through the noise and teaches you what you need to know to make records in Ableton. Anyone can make music if they have the passion and they are willing to put in the work.


This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate producers who are looking to learn a new workflow, speed up their creative process, and gain a deeper understanding of Ableton's architecture.


  • How to Make Music in Ableton Live 10
  • How to program drums
  • How to use Ableton Drum Racks
  • How to develop a workflow that generates results
  • How to use Ableton synths such as Operator and Wavetable
  • How to write and arrange your track.
  • Working with MIDI & Audio FX
  • Creative Sampling and Audio Splicing
  • How to mix and balance your track.
  • How to use EQ and Compression
  • "How to Make Electronic Music was very helpful in introducing me to the basic functions in creating a track on Ableton. I now know that Ableton is the DAW for me. This crash course was manageable and easy to understand for a complete beginner. I highly recommend this course to anyone taking their first steps in producing electronic music."
    Yasmin Gardezi
    District 8 Dublin
  • "How to Make Electronic Music helped me to get my ideas down quickly and a deeper understanding of the whole production process. An intensive course on sound design showing how to clean up sounds & samples and utilise Ableton Lives functions. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious in making electronic music.”
    Declan Coleman
  • “First time I saw the advert for How to Make Electronic Music I thought, no way I’m signing up after 2 expensive ones in Dublin. They had information & theory but no practical guidelines. In the end, I signed up and it was the best investment in my Ableton development. Arrangement, kicks, tops, bass, melody & fine tuning elements at the end."
    Viktor Marina
    Deep House Dublin
  • "How to Make Electronic Music was professionally delivered by Will. It was an intense course. His teaching method is amazing. We covered making a track from the initial structure to the final mix-down. I found it extremely interesting. It gave me good insight on the creative process. Highly recommend it!"

    Angelo Currao
    Distrackt Records
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Ableton drum programming

working with ableton synths

Introduction to Ableton Synths (1:13)
Introduction to Operator (9:06)
Introduction to Wavetable Synth (8:46)
Discussing Analog & Max For Live Instruments (1:52)

synth programming & midi effects

Basslines & Operator (3:24)
Synth Layering with Operator (5:50)
Working with MIDI Effects: Chords & Arpeggiators (9:24)
Getting Started with Audio Effects (9:22)

creative sampling in ableton

Introduction to Sampling (0:37)
Ableton Sampler Instruments (8:20)
Drum Slicing & Converting to MIDI (6:59)
Creative Instrument Sampling (5:08)

introduction to mixing with ableton

Introduction to Mixing (0:57)
Preparing Your Track for Mixing (4:55)
Balancing Your Track (4:09)
How to EQ Your Mix (11:35)
Compression & Audio Effects (12:59)
Working with Reverb and Drums (4:29)

arrangement with ableton

Arrangement with Clip View (9:39)
Sequencing, Arrangement & Automation (9:53)
Exporting & Road Testing Your Track (2:34)
Closing Comments (0:53)
Ableton Summary and Recap (11:42)
Closing Comments (1:08)

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Will Kinsella

Your instructor

Elevator Program was founded by Berlin-based artist and sound engineer Will Kinsella aka Hybrasil, who has performed at some of the world's leading clubs such as Panorama Bar Berlin, Amnesia & Space Ibiza. Over the years, he has built a wealth of experience, a deep record bag, and world-class production skills which have all landed him various successful releases on well-established labels.



frequently asked questions

when does this course start?

The course is on demand and starts when you sign up! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You have access to the course for 9 months after purchase. 

Who is this course suitable for?

The methods used in this program, have been developed over 10 years of working with artists of all levels. Whether you are a beginner or a self taught producer with 5 years experience, follow the program and you will get results and improve your workflow.

What can I expect from this course?

This course shows you how to make music in Ableton Live. It lays out a road map for making records and guides you through the creative process.