Producing and Arranging Refined

Producing and Arranging Refined

For experienced producers looking to sharpen their skills with details in both the process and tools of production.


Ableton Live InDepth

This highly technical class focuses on using the devices and synths built into Ableton Live Standard and Suite. You will be trained on Analog, Collision, Electric, Operator, Sampler, Simpler, and Tension. You will learn about Drum Racks, effects routing, and automation in detail, as well. This deep-dive into the elements of Live becomes the foundation for making your unique sounds. Each and every device will be explored in depth and time will be spent on synthesis, sound design, using FX, and advanced management techniques.

  • Wavetable Synthesis (Wavetable)

  • Racks and FX, building custom FX rack, and more

  • Advanced techniques and file management

  • Finding Missing Files and Protecting your Work

  • Analog synthesis techniques (Analog)

  • Frequency Modulation synthesis (Operator)

  • Modeled synthesis (Electric, Collision, Tension)

  • Sampling and ReSampling (Impulse, Simpler and Sampler)


Producing and Arranging

The producing and arranging class takes our most popular class from our ground campus and delivers it to you at home. Matt teaches the class within Ableton Live, but you can follow along in any DAW that you choose. This course will help you finish songs, make better musical decisions and determine what sounds and parts belong together. You’ll learn about the role of drums, bass, chords, harmony and melody.  Specific attention and time are given to arranging and building a solid mix to let your parts really “speak” to the listener.


Audio Fundamentals II

Pyramind’s Audio InDepth online class is the second step in a two-course series, picking up right where Audio Fundamentals left off. This eight-week class will complete your comprehensive knowledge of audio. Based on the Pyramind text on the subject, this course will round out the “LifeCycle of Sound” and will culminate with a full understanding of how to best configure your project studio.

  • Digital Audio: the do’s and don’ts and why the meters you see may not tell you the whole truth

  • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters

  • Speakers: how they work and where you should put them in your room for the best sound reproduction

  • Microphones: being creative with mic choices and placement

  • Working with multiple mics and making cool sounds by misusing them

  • Understanding “in-the-box” production processes, including DAW, RAM, CPU (and other three-letter words!)


Need More Information?

Contact us directly:

(888) 378-MIND Extension 202 or admissions@pyramind.com