Music Production for Beginners: The Complete Ableton Course
Produce three songs from start to finish. Learn how to write, record, mix, and master music at home. No experience required.
You'll Learn How To...
1. Produce Your First Song In Under 1 Hour
Within the first hour of this course, you’ll use a step-by-step approach to produce a hip-hop beat using audio loops. Throughout the rest of the course, you'll learn the skills required to take your music to a more advanced level.
2. Write Chord Progressions, Rhythms, Melodies, and Basslines
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played an instrument in your life. In fact, you don’t even need to know what a musical note is because this course starts at square one. You'll learn how to write a full song from scratch using MIDI notes that contains your completely original musical ideas.
3. Set Up a Home Recording Studio
Assemble a highly-effective budget-friendly home recording studio with specific gear recommendations. Learn how to connect all your music production equipment together properly so that you can record, mix, and master music at home.
4. Build a DIY Recording Booth
To capture pristine recordings, you need to record in a sound-treated space. When you enroll in this course, you're provided with the material checklist for a cheap DIY recording booth that you can use to record audio, and you're shown step-by-step how to put the recording booth together.
5. Record Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, and Electric Guitar/Bass
Learn how to record audio onto your computer and set proper input levels. Discover reliable recording techniques that yield professional-quality vocal and acoustic guitar recordings, in addition to electric guitar and bass recordings.
6. Mix and Master Your Songs
Effectively blend sounds together to create balanced, rich, and full songs. Gain an in-depth understanding of 5 essential mixing tools that you can combine with a proven mixing workflow to produce crystal-clear audio mixes.
Maximize the loudness of your songs so that they stack up against other commercially released tracks, and format your music for streaming services using a step-by-step mastering formula.
7. Upload Your Music to Streaming Services
Export your music and upload it to streaming services and online music stores like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, TikTok, and YouTube. Start generating income with the songs that you produce.
The Shortcut to Producing Professional-Quality Songs
This video course provides you with a well-rounded understanding of the music production concepts, skills, and techniques taught at industry-leading music production schools but at a fraction of the cost.
Don't waste your time with endless Google searches, trying to find the information you need in blog posts and YouTube videos. Music Production for Beginners hands you everything you need to know to produce professional-quality songs on a silver platter.
Meet Your Instructor
Hey, my name’s Charles!
I’ve been producing music since 2012 and I'm the founder of blackghostaudio.com. I know how difficult it is to start producing music. A lot of the information you find online is either too advanced, or it just isn’t the right information.
I spent years in a music production rut because I had hit a plateau and the quality of my songs wasn't improving. Finally, I decided to bite the bullet and go to one of the best music production schools in Los Angeles.
After graduating, my music sounded like the music you hear on the radio but it required me to make huge sacrifices and spend over $20,000 on tuition.
Learning how to produce music shouldn't be this difficult or expensive. That's why I've neatly wrapped up all the essential lessons I've learned over the years, and packaged them into a structured video course for you.
Music Producer and Audio Engineer
See What Students Have to Say...
"Alright, so I was someone with legitimately no musical background when I started the course, and I managed to finish a song. If I can do it, I'm pretty sure anyone can."
- Scott Redfern
"I had some previous production experience but I didn't have a well-rounded understanding of things. Charles simplified the mixing and mastering process for me, and now I finish songs way faster."
- Ben Morry
This Course Is Right For You If You're...
New to Music Production
Self-Driven and Motivated
Committed to Learning
Instructor and Community Support
1. Ask Questions
If you have a question about a course video, leave a comment on the video and a member of the Black Ghost Audio team will provide you with an answer.
2. Get Song Feedback
Join Black Ghost Audio's Discord server to get feedback on the music that you create and voice chat with other producers.
3. Start a Discussion
Black Ghost Audio's online forum is where you can discuss pro audio gear, plugins, recording, mixing, mastering, sound design, DAWs, studio construction, and music business.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
If Music Production for Beginners doesn't meet your expectations, Black Ghost Audio offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Get the course, watch the videos, and start producing music.
Not satisfied with the results? Just request a refund within 30 days of your initial purchase, and you'll get 100% of your money back, no questions asked.
Music Production for Beginners is completely risk-free.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do I Need to Follow Along With the Course?
All you need to get started is a PC or a Mac computer. You'll be shown how to download and install a free version of Ableton Live, which is the music production software that you'll use to follow along with the course videos, step-by-step.
Beyond that, all the software and hardware that's recommended is optional, and not required to start producing music.
How Long Is the Course?
The course consists of 9 hours of music production training videos. However, the course is project-based and there's a task at the end of each video that gives you a chance to practice the skills you've learned.
If you spend 15-30 minutes on the course each day, you can expect to finish the course in roughly 4 weeks.
How Are the Videos Accessed?
All of the videos are accessed through Teachable, which is a skill sharing platform.
When you enroll in this course, you'll be prompted to create a Teachable account. To access your Teachable account and the Black Ghost Audio course you've enrolled in, click "Login" at the top of the Black Ghost Audio homepage, or log in directly through Teachable's website.
The course videos can be streamed online via a computer or mobile device that has internet access.
When Does the Course Start and End?
It starts now and ends whenever you finish. The course is self-paced, which means you can take as long as you like to work your way through the videos.
How Long Do I Have Access to the Course?
You gain lifetime access to the course. After enrolling, you can watch the course videos immediately, and rewatch them whenever you want.
What If I Have a Question About a Video?
You have the ability to comment on course videos, and so do other students. If you have a question about one of the videos, just leave a comment—someone from the Black Ghost Audio team will provide you with an answer.