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COURSE BENEFITS

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Ableton Live 11 Suite (worth INR 58,500/-)

Our In the Studio course fee includes the cost of Ableton Live 11 Suite EDU license which gives the student full access to all Ableton Live Instruments, Audio & Midi effects, Max for Live and Premium sample banks which can be downloaded from Ableton’s website.

PHOTOSHOOT

Ableton Live Projects

On joining the course, students get free and complete access to customised ready to use Ableton Racks, Presets & Completed Ableton Templates for their projects & references. This helps them save time and funds and also elevate their sounds to a professional quality.

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Access to Recorded sessions

Zoom sessions are recorded and also made available to all the students for 1 year, at no extra cost. Students are also provided access to additional self-paced courses for free. (All Access Pass)

SYLLABUS (COURSE MODULES)

1-Advance Music Theory, Song Writing

Fundamentals of music theory, Melody Writing, and Lyric Writing, Practical Music Theory, Chord Progressions, Melodies, Song Structure, Lyric Writing, Creativity, Songwriting Tips & Tricks, and more will all be covered in this course.This module covers basic and advance concepts in detail such as track arrangement, using music theory inside Ableton Live to write melodies and chord progressions,

  • Introduction to Advance Music Theory

    Introduction to advance music theory and understanding the intervals and rules of intervals. Undertanding Diffrent types of scales( Diatonic and Pentatonic).

  • Chords and Chord Progression

    Understanding Chords(Dyads, Triads, Tetrads, Pentads) Creating Chords and Chord Progression.

  • Functional Harmonies and Cadences.

    Understanding Functional Harmonies and Famous Chord Progression and Why They Work? and Understaing the relationships between them.

  • Voice Leading, Circle Of Fifths and Key Signature

    Understanding the colouration of harmonies and how they move throught the musical section. How to construct and learn various uses of circle of fifths.What is key signature and how is it helpful for musicians?

  • How to Borrow chords and Change Scales.

    How to Sound Unique with the composition and use diffrent techniques to Borrow Chords and Change the Scale.

  • Musical Modes

    Understanding diffrent types of modes like Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. What is the diffrence between Modes and Scales and How to use them.

  • Rhythms

    Understanding Tempo and Time Signature in depth. How to breakdown a rhythms and Learn difffrent types of rhythms.

  • Introduction to Songwriting

    Introduction to songwriting and Understanding how to deliver a story and how to get started for writing your first song.

  • Compositional Elements

    Introduction to compositional elements like Number of lines, Length of lines, Rhyme Schemes and Pro tips and tricks for writing lines in your song.

  • Rhymes and Rhythms

    Understanding diffrent types rhymes and their emotions and How to use Lyrical Rhythms is your song.

  • Writing a Song From Scatch

    Writing lyrics and composing a song from a scratch by only using the techniques we learned in previous sessions.

  • Feedback and Final Tips

    Final tips, tricks and indepth feedback on your tracks to create a popular hits.

2-Advance Sound Designing

Learn how to design sounds from scratch using some of the most famous third party plugins such as Xfer’s Serum, NI’s Massive X, Faceplant, Slate Digital’s ANA2 etc. This module takes you through the fundamentals of using and virtual instrument for sound layering, sampling and sound designing in detail. At the end of this module, you will be able to create basic and complex sounds using a plugin of your choice.

  • Basics of Synthesis

    Synthesis and types of synthesis : Introducing Oscilators, Filters and Envelops and LFO. Understanding the signal flow and types of synths based on construction

  • How to use Wave Tables

    Using Wave tables to undersand additive and subtractive synthesis. Understanding Wave forms and its nature and how sounds can be identified to have each parent waveform for synthesis

  • Serum Part 1

    Introduction to Subtratctive synthesis. Understanding the use of oscilators, LFO, and Amps to create the modular signal flow for subtractive synthesis

  • Serum Part 2

    Advanced Wavetable and Additive Synthesis. how to achieve it within Serum, and ends with a discussion about how to create with intention and put additive synthesis to use in your production workflow.

  • ANA 2 by Slate Digital Part 1

    Advanced level subtractive synthesis. Learn drag and drop reordering,polyphonic step arps, chord progressions with CMD, modulation matrix

  • ANA 2 by Slate Digital Part 2

    Intrduction to AM synthesis and Modular Synthesis. Macro Controls for and advanced modullation matrix and FM oscillators using ANA

  • How to use Phaseplant (FM Synthesis)

    Advanced FM synthesis and making sounds from scratch. Generator Area, Modules, Modulation scaling, Min-Max Modulation, Macro mapping and ADSR with analog oscillators etc.

  • How to use Massive X

    Introduction to formant Synthesis, Wobble sound making and ADSR with noise shaping. Routing within Massive X, Understanding Massive for its assignment of modulators and imports from Raktor Racks

  • Design sounds from scratch

    Modular synthesis and Routing with Modules. Designing the sounds identical to the given sample : Kick , Snare, Violin, Lead Synth etc. to understand and design self made sounds to be used in songs

  • VCV Racks

    Advanced Modular synthesis with VCV Rack and understanding module connections. Designing panels, SVG standards and understanding Digital Signal Proessing

  • Layering sounds

    Understanding the layering of synth sounds and correction of LFO phase issues. Understanding the tempo based changes in LFO, mapping manually and synthesis based on genre and automation

  • Daisy Chain and External MIDI Synths

    Brief introduction to daisy chain and using external synths into DAW. Understanding the routing and assigning for master / sleave synths and MIDI for daisy chain. CC message mapping and learning the ineage of Moog, Korg, Roland Etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

A student who aspires to become a music composer, music producer, music director or anyone with prior knowledge of music production and advanced Ableton functionality now wishes to learn the creative aspect of music-making as well as compositional skills and understand the principles of songwriting to compose and produce their own song. Advanced Sound Design course is to help the music producer learn advanced concepts like synthesizing and sampling to enhance your music production capabilities.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY?

1. Understanding of Ableton Live basics and working principles

2. Understanding aspects of ableton routing , MIDI and Audio workflow along with Ableton racks, instruments, effects etc

3. There is no minimum age requirement

Rules to apply for the course.

1.Student has to submit the proof of knowledge for Ableton Live training if he/she has taken training elsewhere prior to apply for this course

2. A thorough screening test will be conducted to validate the submitted document of DAW training

3. Upgrade is feasible when the person has completed the Ableton Basic ( 1 Month ) and Ableton Advanced ( 1 Month ) and Songwriting and Sound Design Course ( 2 months ) is completed from LSA

OUR ALUMNI

ALUMNI WORK

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS

ADMISSION PROCESS

Music Production to Music Marketing, we have it all covered in detail in our offline courses conducted in Mumbai.

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1. Course Enrolment

The course is conducted at our academy in Chembur, Mumbai.The student receives a confirmation email about the course enrolment as soon as we successfully receive the fees.

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2. In the Studio

Every batch consist of maximum 15 students. To attend the sessions, students are requested to carry their laptop to take important notes during the sessions.

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3. Support Program

Once all the modules are successfully completed, the students keep in touch for continuous feedback on their work from our faculty.

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4. Artist Promotion

Once students have tracks ready for audience consumption, we offer free promotions across all LSA social media platforms.

WHY CHOOSE US

One-Stop Shop For Music Education

Lost stories are a name synonymous to Dance Music in India and South Asia. Ranked #52 on Dj mag 2016 and labelled the “Scene Starters” by DJ Mag, Rishab and Prayag began their journey in dance music in 2008 earlier producing Trance and Progressive House and garnering support from heavyweights like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, BT, Markus Schulz etc. They then evolved their sound with their debut album – Music for the # Generation (Universal Music) in 2012 which was the no 3 Album on Top 100 Dance Albums iTunes Charts.

Ever since, they’ve had 3 #1 singles on iTunes and remixed the likes of One Republic, Afrojack, Alan Walker with releases on Universal Music, Interscope Records, Sony Music and Spinnin’ Records.

Lost Stories are the biggest Dance Music exports with Performances at Tomorrowland (2015-2019), Global Citizen Festival, Mysteryland, New Horizons Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Sunburn, VH1 Supersonic etc.

They’ve done extensive club and local festivals tours in India, UAE, China, Europe, Mexico and multiple South Asian countries.

Lost Stories Academy, an initiative by Lost Stories has been a pioneer in electronic music education since 2015. Lost Stories are India’s most renowned export from India to the world in the field of electronic music production. From representating India at world’s largest festival, Tomorrowland for five times to working with world renowned artists such as KSHMR, Marshmello, U2, One Republic, Alan Walker, etc. They have steadily raised India’s flag on world stages for over a decade.

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Offline Course

Advance Music Theory, Song Writing &…ound Design

2 months

  • Introduction To Advance Music Theory
  • Scales and Chords
  • Chord Progression and Functional Harmonies
  • Cadences and Voice Leading
  • How to Borrow Chords and Change Scales
  • Musical Modes
  • Rhythms
  • Introduction to Songwriting
  • Compositional Elements
  • Rhymes and Rhythms
  • Writing a Song From Scratch
  • How to use Ableton's Wavetable
  • How to use Serum by Xfer Records
  • How to use ANA2 by Slate digital
  • How to use Phaseplant (FM Synthesis)
  • How to use Massive X
  • Design sounds from scratch
  • Layering sounds

Our Offline classes come with the following set of advantages​

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite (worth INR 58,500/-)
  • In-person group classes (15 people)
  • All-Access Pass (6 months membership)
  • Ableton Live Projects
  • Access to Recorded sessions (6 months)

    Rs. 75,000

  • 72 training hrs
  • 3 sessions/week
  • 24 Studio Sessions
  • Beginner level - 20hrs
  • Advance level - 52hrs

Frequently Ask Questions

What are In the Studio courses?

Live offline classes or “In the Studio” courses are in-person classes or group sessions conducted by our experienced faculty team at our academy in Mumbai. All offline live classes include Ableton Live Suite EDU license, Free All Access Pass and other benefits. Complete details about the course modules and benefits are listed on the respective course pages.

Where is the Academy located?

Lost Stories Academy is located in Chembur, Mumbai where offline or “In the Studio” courses are conducted.

How many students are there in one batch?

In the studio classes have a limit of 15 students per batch for practical lectures.

How do I confirm my seat or enrol in the course?

We offer 2 modes of payment. If you want to pay online in order to confirm your seat, a non-refundable advance payment of 100% is payable via secured online payment gateway on our website. If you want to pay via cheque/bank transfer to confirm your seat, a non-refundable advance payment of1st instalment or 50% of the course fee is payable through cheque/bank transfer. The student receives a confirmation email about the course enrolment as soon as we successfully receive the transfer. The student is then added to a whatsapp group where further details about the batch commencement is communicated. In case of cheque/bank transfer, the pending 50% fee or the remaining instalments are payable within 2 months of the course commencement. Complete details about the instalments is listed on the respective course pages.

What happens if I fail to clear the pending fees?

In case of some students failing to clear the pending fees, their access to all the course benefits is revoked. Furthermore, they will not be allowed to attend the remaining sessions.

What necessary things are required to take this course properly?

Students are requested to carry their laptop to take important notes during the sessions and a studio quality headphone to practise exercises related to music production. Students can take advantage of in-person feedback (unlimited) from our experienced faculty whenever they have new demos ready.

Do you offer EMI or instalments?

Students can avail EMI or Pay Later options on our online payment gateways (Razorpay or PayTM) as per the payment gateways’ Terms & Conditions or get in touch with our representative for offline partners.In case, if students wish to pay via cheque/bank transfer, we offer two to three instalments, depending on the course. A non-refundable advance payment of 50% or one instalment is payable via bank transfer in order to confirm the seat. The student receives a confirmation email about the course enrolment as soon as we successfully receive the transfer.

Do you offer demo sessions for In the Studio course?

We do not offer demo sessions. We suggest students to get in touch with our offline and online course Alumni or go through testimonials on our website, talk to our representative in case of any doubts and to get an idea about the quality of education we provide, before enrolment.

What happens if I miss a session?

In case you miss a session, you can go through the recorded live session video (screen recording) which is made available to the students in the membership area on our website on the same day of the live offline session. We try to also accommodate you in the next batch for the topic you have missed, subject to seat availability in that batch.

Which DAW is used for in the studio sessions?

In the studio sessions are conducted using the latest Ableton Live Suite version.

Are there any pre-requisites to join this course?

Students should have a laptop and a studio quality headphone in order to make the most out of this course. Knowing how to play an instrument also helps in understanding music theory better but it is not a pre-requisite as we teach music theory from scratch in the studio.

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