Ableton Live Certified Training

Welcome, I offer professional instructor-led training for beginner and advanced Ableton Live users in Austin, Texas. Lessons are designed by Certified Ableton trainer Tom Carlile. Intro lessons are available or we can deep dive into a particular issue you are having. The goal is to advance you along the learning curve and have fun making music with powerful software.

I am certified by Ableton to train any level of student to use Ableton Live 8, 9, 10 and now the new L11 version!  Here is my trainer page:

I am also an organizer of the Austin Ableton Live User Group which meets monthly on Zoom.  Join us and participate in the group.  More info can be found here:

Training at your home/studio is ideal but due to Covid everything is on Zoom now.  Use the scheduling link below to book a date and time with me.

Ableton Live Standard Lesson Topics:

  • Arrangement and Session views – Ableton Live basics
  • Linear / Non-linear time, Destructive / Non-destructive editing
  • Using Scenes to build Performances
  • MIDI / Clip Editing Techniques
  • Automating Clips in Session and Arrangement
  • Clip Follow Actions and Scene Follow Actions
  • Recording Clips and Live Performace into Arrangement View
  • Quick Bouncing Audio, Resampling
  • Signal Routing and Monitoring
  • Using Ableton Link to sync up sets on other computers / devices
  • Controller Mapping
  • How to Warp Clips / Tracks and Why it matters
  • Ableton Browser / Categories / Tags
  • Managing Ableton Projects, Nesting projects
  • Post-production Mixing strategies
  • Preparing Exports for Mastering / STEM files
  • Live 11 Features – Comping, Editing workflows, MPE, New Devices
  • Live 10 Features – Capture, Drum Buss, Wavetable, groups in groups
  • Live 9 Features – Session Automation, Convert Audio to MIDI, New Devices
  • Live 8 Features – Instrument, Audio FX and Drum Racks
  • Sampler/Simpler Deep Dive
  • EQ Techniques
  • Ableton Groove Pool
  • PUSH (1&2) Instrument training – Deep Dive

Advanced DAW Training Topics

  • Collaborating with others / Using Splice
  • Touch Designer Ableton Live integration
  • Resolume Video Mixing / Ableton M4L Integration
  • Remixing Tracks with Convert Audio to MIDI
  • Performing Live with Ableton
  • Live DJ Glitch Techniques
  • Ableton / Serato DJ integration – Using Ableton Link
  • Ableton Live Suite Instruments
  • Vocal Auto-Tune
  • MAX for Live programming training
  • Wavetable Synthesizer Techniques – Serum, Wavetable, Massive
  • Sidechaining and Gating
  • Multiband Dynamics, Compression styles
  • Mastering Techniques using Ozone
  • ClyphX Automation
  • Quantized Automation using Dummy clips
  • LIVE10 Hardcore training – Deep Dive
  • Serato Sample VST sampler
  • EQ & Gestalt Perception Mixing
  • Using Live to queue sound effects for theatre performance / wearable controllers
  • Sound FX design for games and music
  • Access Virus Total Integration TI2 Synth Training – Subtractive synthesis
  • Native Instruments Komplete suite training – MASSIVE, Reaktor, Kontakt, Maschine
  • Livid Instruments Advanced presets/mapping (Ohm64)
  • Sample Library Management Strategies

Payment Options

  • 1 Hour Standard $50.00 USD
  • 2 Hours Standard $90.00 USD
  • Workshop or Conference Presentations: $50 USD / hr


Let me know what other topics would be of interest. Thanks to everyone for the support and good vibes.