Learn Ableton Live in 68 Days

Ready to start making music in Ableton? Daily Loop will get your production chops up to speed with one simple tutorial per day for 68 days. Created by producer and educator Kate Ellwanger (aka Dot), this course will guide you through the ins and outs of the program, covering everything from basic navigation to advanced tricks used by the pros.

Ellwanger's unique teaching method breaks the curriculum down into concise daily videos with practical application strategies instead of presenting larger chunks of information that are difficult to retain. Less time spent binge-watching tutorials means more time spent creating music as you learn! 

At less than the price of a fancy coffee drink per day, Daily Loop is the most affordable and efficient program of it's kind. With program enrollment, you'll gain access to:

  • Daily tutorial videos
  • Weekly assignments to apply your learning to your music
  • Downloadable demo sessions
  • PDF cheat sheets
  • Online office hours with the instructor to ask questions and receive feedback
  • Peer to peer music reviews and discussions
  • Graded quizzes to evaluate your progress
  • Lifetime access to all materials

What's included?

62 Videos
2 Quizzes
3 Texts
2 PDFs
10 Disqus

What artists are saying...

"Dot is a master of her craft and is truly passionate about helping people express themselves through music. Her step-by-step processes are comprehensive and easy to understand while providing insightful postitive feedback. Learning from Dot has been a fun and challenging experience and I highly recommend any of her programs to anyone looking to tap into their creative self."

-- Alan M, Producer, Los Angeles

"Daily Loop is changing the horizon for me as a musician. I'm amazed at how much I'm learning, and that so much more is possible for me than I had previously thought.

Dot has a unique talent as a teacher -- not only is she massively skilled in Ableton, but she's not afraid to break down the concepts for you into super simple and clear language. I was impressed by how clear the teaching was, and how fun she made it.  Daily Loop is the opposite of those production courses where the videos are mind-numbingly dry, and the teacher speaks an elitist language that you can't follow.

Dot's approach is unique in that she brings an inclusive, human element to music production -- you will feel like you are sitting with a friend while you get top-level information.

Daily Loop is de-mystifying music production for me, and giving me a seat at the table. I think this is going to be a game-changer for a lot of other women, and I'm grateful to Dot for having the boldness to create such an awesome course!" 

-- Composer, San Francisco

Kate Ellwanger
Kate Ellwanger
Producer, CEO of Unspeakable Records

About the instructor

Kate Ellwanger (aka Dot) is a producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. She is a member of beat-collective Team Supreme, CEO of Unspeakable Records, and has taught music production and composition at critically-acclaimed institutions including The Los Angeles Recording School, Dubspot, Point Blank, and Garnish. Learn more

In addition to her solo work, Dot produces for artists including SZA (TDE) and Teri GenderBender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows), and writes original music for film and television (MTV and OWN). Dot's extensive knowledge of music production and creative strategies also led to her participation as a panelist at Loop Berlin: Ableton’s summit for music makers. 

Ellwanger holds a B.A. in Music from Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, and is a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation from Berklee College of Music. In addition to her background in classical and contemporary music, she has over 15 years of study in mindfulness practices from multiple traditions, including yoga, meditation, and psychospiritual development.

Unspeakable Records is committed to supporting artists of all experience levels, backgrounds, genders, and genres with the education and resources they need to elevate their music to its highest potential. We are redefining what it means to be a record label in the digital age by guiding artists throughout the entire creation process -- from the initial spark of inspiration to the world stage and beyond.


Program Requirements:

  • Ableton Live 9 or higher (Suite is recommended)
  • A Mac or PC with internet access
  • A MIDI controller keyboard
  • 0-3 years of music production experience

This program is open enrollment -- begin anytime and work at your own pace with lifetime access to all content.

Course Curriculum

Anatomy of a Beat: Music Theory for Producers
Racks on Racks: Drum, Instrument, and Effect Racks

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