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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.

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Demo drop

We offer feedback on assignments in real-time during live sessions along with demo feedback after the completion of the courses. Our long-term support system helps students to constantly elevate the quality of their tracks.

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Music Placement opportunity

We do our best to connect our students with industry professionals who could provide them with work based on the quality of work submitted to them and the opportunities present with them.

SYLLABUS (COURSE MODULES)

1-All About Ableton Live 11 Basics

Learn the basics of Ableton Live and take your first steps understanding the DAW. Topics for beginners include introduction to Ableton Tools, Ableton Sound Effects, Ableton MIDI Effects, and Ableton Live racks. In the following, you will also learn more about the Session and Arrangement view. A brief idea of ​​how to align the first track using audio warping and music theory.

  • Ableton Live 11 DAW training

    File Management, Navigation Workflow, Session View, Arrangement View,Tempo/Time Signatures, Using Markers,Song Arrangement

  • Intro to Ableton instruments

    Simpler, Sampler, Operator and Basics of sampling and synthesis, Impulse and instruments rack. Understanding Tension and Wavetable from ableton 11

  • Intro to Ableton’s audio effects

    Introduction to Ableton Audio effects and its applications including Delay, Dynamic, EQ, Drive and Color, Modulators and Pitch and Modulation etc.

  • Intro to Ableton’s midi effects

    Introduction to Ableton MIDI Effects : Chord Triggers, Envelope, Exprssion control, MIDI monitor, MPE Control etc

  • Intro to Ableton Live racks

    Using Drum racks, Instruments racks, using MIDI triggers and Groove Pool, Creating racks and understanding Macro controls

  • Session / Arrangement view in detail

    Audio and MIDI editing and MIDI Clip properties with advanced features. Arrangment loops, resizing, clip properties and audio editing basics,understanding clip stop buttons and track status fields etc.

  • Advanced MIDI and Automation

    MIDI Mapping and Automation, Drawing and editing automation, drawing and editing envelopse, editing breakpoints, Automation shapes and its usage, re-riding automation and locking envelops etc.

  • Audio vs Midi tracks

    Recording Audio, Audio Routing,Sends and Returns and I/O, MIDI tracks sequencing Overdubs, Comping, track lanes,MIDI step recording, audio record arm, Loop record etc

  • Audio warping

    Introduction to Audio Warping in Ableton 11, tempo parameters, Quantizing and time warping, Understanding strecthing qualities and Modes like Stretch, tone, texture, REX etc.

  • Using music theory

    Basics of Music Theory to be used in MIDI editing and sequencing. Understanding Scales / chords to be used in a song and Live’s editing tool for arrangements and MIDI Edits

  • Arranging your first track

    Arranging first track by understnding the structure of a song. Using the Automation, Effects , Racks, samples and clips to arrange your first demo song

  • Intro to Mixing

    Introduction to Mixing Process using Ableton Live effect rack and processing, Audio Fact sheet, MIDI Fact Sheet and Basics of Max for Live

2-All About Ableton Live 11 Advance

Master Ableton Live 11 by gaining in-depth knowledge about Advance Midi Devices, Audio Devices, Compressor, Ableton Live Routing, Reverb & Delay, Simpler, Sampler, Max for Live Devices and much more.The topics in this module work with Ableton Live projects to help students improve their knowledge by exploring different areas.

  • Advance Midi Devices

    Exploring the MIDI connections and routing along with the external synth daisy chain with ableton, understanding MPE and MIDI 2.0 Protocol with ableton Live 11

  • Advance Audio Devices

    Understanding the Audio devises and racks with advanced concepts of EQ,Compression and saturation, Through and Parallel Processing

  • Simpler/ Sampler

    Exploring the concepts of syntheis using simpler and sampler and advanced sampling using sampler

  • Advance Ableton Live Racks

    Exploring the racks to understand the use of it in tracks along with mapping the racks to controllers for performance

  • EQ and Filters

    Understanding Parametric, Quasi Parametric and Graphic EQ and its applicatio

  • Mono Vs Stereo

    Understanding the difference between Mono / Stereo tracks and Mix, Spectrum analyser, Phase correction and Co-relation analyser

  • Ableton live Reverb and Delay

    Reverb and Delay parameters, Diffusion, Pre-delay and setting up right texture for the track. Using delay sync with tempo, reverb and delay automation and parallel processing using return channels

  • Advance Ableton Live Routing

    Routing matrix in ableton and clip view vs arrangement view for live performance. Using external devises to show the routing

  • Advance Compressor

    Parameters of compressors : Threshold, Ratio, Knee , Attack and Release. Upward and Downward compression

  • Audio warping and Remixing

    An introduction to warping in Ableton Live,How to warp song, How to use warp to change tempo of the sample, using Pitch effects on samples to fit the song

  • Max for LIve devices

    Covering the Buffer Shuffler and Convolution Reverb, the LFO and Envelope Follower, and drum synths etc

  • Arranging your first track

    Arrange your first demo track with the skillset achived during the course and feedback review for the same

3-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.

4-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.

5&6-Advance Mixing and Mastering

Learn how to achieve the right balance between the core elements of your mix and elevate the overall quality of your track which translates well across different platforms. This module covers how audio effects such as EQs, Compressors, Limiters, Saturators, Reverb and Delay are used in different ways during mixing and mastering to achieve more depth, clarity, fullness, width and loudness, making your track commercially ready. Learn how to apply the most famous methods used by artists and sound engineers around the world.

  • Preparing session for mixing

    Learning to understand mixing using Session Arrangement, Buses, Auxes and Grouping for Miixng and use of templates. Understanding the interrelation of the tracks to start with fader balance as a first step towards mixing

  • Gain Staging

    Understanding the gain staging with and without the plugins in the mix chain. Understanding analog vs digital gain staging and exploring the terms like RMS, Peak and LUFS. Floating Point and non Floating point gaain staging, dynamic range, dBFS and soft clipping

  • Dynamic Processing 1 : Compressor

    Philosophies of why to compress ? Explaining multiple parameters for compressors like threshold, knee, ratio etc. and exploring different types of compressors like VCA, Opto, FET, Tube etc.

  • Dynamic Processing 2 : Compression Techniques

    Exploring the world of parallel and through compression and sidechain.Understanding upward and downward compression with genre specific demonstration and usage. Understabding Glue compression

  • Noise Gate and gating processes

    Understanding the parameters of noise gate, attenuation with hystersis and cleanup for mic bleed within the tracks. Understanding Attack and Release along with the Hold parameters to gate tracks. Using gates for Reverb and Delay to create multi timbral layers for mix

  • Multiband Compression, De-essing and Limiter and Maximiser

    Understanding Frequency based compression and using de-essers to tame the esses in the vocal tracks . Using the multiband compression to manipulate the buss compression for Rhytyhm, Vocals and backing vocals etc. Understanding Limiters and its parameters like threshold and ceiling along with upward limiting and maximising

  • EQ in Detail Part 1

    Understanding the fundamentals of EQ in additive and subtractive approach. Understanding the parametric EQ with in-built EQ and Console EQ. Understanding EQing techniques with waves and slate digital EQ

  • EQ in Detail Part 2

    Understanding Semi Parametric EQ, Quasi parametric EQ and emulations based on Neve, SSL, API and Pultec

  • Saturation and Distorion

    Understanding the saturation and distorion using Ableton Saturators, Understanding soft clipping and clipping and analog warmth using emulation plugins like VTR tapes, Vinyl distortion and tube saturation. Exploring the need for saturation in a mix.

  • Tape emulations, Soft Clipping and Aliasing Filters

    Exploring the varirty of tape emulations by waves and slate digital to utilise them as a blend in tracks for creating analog like warmth and saturation. Understanding aliasing filters and measurements for floating point and how a plugin can change the harmonic structure of a track

  • Reverb and Spatial treatment

    Understanding Reverb and its parametere. Reverb Types like convultation and algorythmic. Parameters of a reverb liike Decay, Pre-Delay, Damping etc. Exploring impulse response and calculation for IR using Waves IR. Understanding spatial treatment methods using reverbs and types of reverbs suitable for a song eg. Plate, Spring, Hall etc.

  • Time Based Effects : Delay

    Time Basd effects processing with delay, Delay Time mpping and automtion. Typs of delay like Tape Delays, Mono Delays, Stereo Delays , Ping Pong etc.

  • Time Based Effects : Chorus, Modulation and flanger

    Understanding the need for Chorus, Phaser, Flanger and modulations. Exploring the basics. of these effects to be used in a song for creative effeccts on vocals and synths to make harmonically rich content

  • Mixing Approach , Fixing common problems

    Explorng different philosophies in Mixing : London, New York and Nashiville to understnd the mixing approach by mix engineers and genre based mixing for tracks. Fixing issues like resonance and glue / Buss compression in detail to demonstrate mixing approaches

  • Layering , Grouping and replacing samples

    Understanding replacement layering, Sample layering to enhnce the mix and approach to use imager, spectrum analyser, rectify phasing issues with linear phase and phase invert, exploring the noise reduction and noise shaping

  • Automation to create the movement in the mix

    Understanding the automation and balancong using automating volume, Pan and understanding the 3dB Pan Law. Automation mapping on controllers and fader ports, drawing automation vs automation using controllers etc.

  • Approach to get clean, punchy and dynamic mixes

    Gain Matching, Buss processing and Additive EQ to understand tight and punchy EDM mixes, exploring the details of parallel buss processing and routing matrix to add the flexibilty and. punch to mixes

  • Metering : Analog vs Digital

    Exploring VU, LUFS, LKFS, dBFS, dBV, dBu, durrough metering. Callibarations of meter for mixing at different levels, understanding Izotop insight and spectral analyser. Understanding co-relation metering and exploring the concept of “loudness” vs ” Levels”. Understanding dBFS Vs dB SPL

  • Introduction to Mastering

    Understanding the need for Mastering and why we have master songs based on mix. Mastering Basics : Mastering Plugins, Mastering philosophies and utlising the loudness concpets of modern day masters

  • Mastering for CD and for Streaming Services using Ozone Izotope Ozone

    Difference between mastering for CD’, Tapes and Vinyls vs modern day mastering for streaming purposes. Exploring izotope Ozone for mastering : Imager, Exciter, Maximiser, Vintage Cmpressors and EQ

  • Dither, Aliasing, Quantization errors and Noise

    Understanding the need for Dither and Nosie shaping Post Mix. Understanding the Mastering proxess for conversion of sample rates for files, Stems Mastering vs Stereo Master using one track, Aliasing filters and EQ Shelving as a part of mastering process,

  • Mastering using Plugin alliance

    Hybrid EQ, Digital EQ and Maag EQ. Using Brainworks Mastering Chain to understand the buss procesing. Elyssia Bus conditioners and Mastering rack ertc.

  • Learn Fab Filter Plugins

    Exploring the fab filters plugins like Pro EQ, MB, Compressors etc. Understanding the effects like volcano and Saturn for spatial treatment and masteering process and also for buss processing

  • Learn Slate Digital Plugins

    Virtual Mix Racks, FG digital Mastering Compressor, Opto Compressors and Revival for master processing, Tape emulations by slate digital, Mastering EQ by Eliosis and Kilohearts-Series pugin bundle eg. Multipass, Hass effect , Formant EQ etc. Understanding the different Plugin emulations of companies like SSL, Neve, API etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

A student who aspires to become a music composer, music producer, music director, mix engineer and mastering engineer. This course is for those who wish to begin their career in Music Production from scratch and get a step-by-step approach that includes learning Ableton Live at both basic and advanced levels, Understanding the creative aspects of songwriting, and technical intricacies of sound design. This course also includes Advanced Mixing and Mastering to enhance the quality of music production and learn the technical as well as creative aspects of mixing and mastering your songs so as to make them ready to release.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY?

There’s no minimum age requirement to join the courses we offer.

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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

Music EXPERT

6 months

  • Ableton Live 11 training complete
  • Advance Music Theory
  • Advance Track Arrangement
  • Song Writing & Composition
  • Advance Sound Designing
  • Advance Mixing and Mastering

Our Offline classes come with the following set of advantages​

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite (worth INR 58,500/-)
  • In-person group classes (15 people)
  • Ableton Live Projects
  • Access to Recorded sessions (1 year)
  • Sample banks & bundles
  • Demo drop

    Rs. 240,000

  • 216 training hrs
  • 3 sessions/week
  • 72 Studio Sessions
  • Beginner level - 76hrs
  • Advance level - 140hrs

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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