Introduction to ableton

  • 10 lessons, 2 hours each
  • Once a week 
  • Laptop and gear provided by the academy
  • 100 pages + tailor-made notes from the academy.
  • Up to 2 students per class
  • The first 2 lessons will be held at SAA studio, the remaining 8 exclusively at Aidan Somers’s Studio in Birkirkara.
  • Can be paid by up to 3 instalments

Through the ‘Introduction to Ableton’ course, the students will have a better understanding of Ableton’s layout and all its tools, aiding in helping artists find their flow and technique becoming more fluent through Ableton. Aside from an in-depth explanation of Ableton’s instruments and effects, different approaches and techniques will be practiced to expands one’s outcome when using this DAW.  Students will also benefit from 100+ pages worth of notes on Ableton, tailor-made from the Academy.


1 . Intro to Ableton, Setting up & Fundamentals of Electronic Music

2 . Drum Rack & Midi Instruments (How to insert drum hits & instruments, midi information, writing clips, sampler view)

3 . Music Theory – Piano Roll (Scales, Chords & Intervals) (Midi effects – Major & Minor & Other scales, what are chords & intervals, route note & pitching samples)

4 . Warping Audio & Sampling (Warp modes, Sampler modes, Slice mode and pitching, one shot, chopping)

5 . Synths & Sound Design (Using multiple drum sounds, swing, ADSR)

6 . Using Effects creatively (EQ, Reverbs, using effects for buildups & processing,) 

7 . Recordings & Automation (Sketching arrangements, automation curves, overdub, scenes)


Aidan Somers, is a diverse and young  artist and producer from Malta. His work showcases a variety of influences that broadly range from ambient to emotive and melancholic and electronic music. He first started studying music production in 2012 which led to several courses on Ableton Live and eventually private tuition with Andrej Ljatkovski, who helped him develop his sound.

Fuelled by his passion for music, he further continued his studies by learning classical piano and percussion. With a focus on versatility and a love for composition, Aidan Somers aims to create a broad portfolio of work suitable for various settings. Nowadays, Aidan is working as a full-time producer and teacher. His days are mostly devoted to composing for local & international artists while also working with and developing up and coming artists and producers.