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Songwriting Skills & Sound Design Techniques in Ableton Live with Harvey Carter


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Learn how to make unique electronic music by approaching production and songwriting in non-traditional ways!  Watch as renowned producer Harvey Carter shares some of his advanced composition and sound design techniques and learn how to apply them in your own tracks.  Check out his interview on our podcast here.


$19.99 USD / month

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Results you can expect from this course

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to:

  • Discover uncommon methods of production and understand how professional producers approach sound design.
  • Seamlessly transition different styles into the same song and expand your genres
  • Find usable potential in almost any sound and effectively incorporate it to your music.
  • Mold a recording into a lead for a track by using advanced resampling techniques
  • Come up with ideas to spearhead a tune from scratch and easily overcome writer’s block.
  • Get ideas started off the ground by approaching composition and arrangement in unconventional and creative ways
  • Improve your songwriting skills by learning how to cleverly integrate musical ideas together and by structuring your tracks in a logical way

Example Tutorials From This Course

About Your Instructor

Harvey Carter is an Electronic Music Producer, Engineer & Film Composer of various projects. Having worked on numerous independent published films and notable electronic music projects, such as Ekcle, he has built up a strong palette of sounds that can fit into many genres.

His work has been released on labels such as Inspected Records, Metalheads, Drum and Bass Arena, Renraku Global Media and Upscale. His music has achieved various feats, playing international gigs and festivals, being premiered at various art exhibitions and fashion shows, reaching #1 on and various other feats.

His music can not be pigeon holed quite so easily as his goal is to develop a contemporary and eclectic catalogue of music that can cross over into different industries outside of music.

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Tutorials In This Course

  • Module 1: Introduction to Course
  • Module 2: Drum Mix
  • Module 2: Drum Design
  • Module 3: Bass Design
  • Module 3: Lead 1 Sound Design
  • Module 3: Lead 2 Sound Design & Resampling Methods
  • Module 3: Kalimba Sound Design & Resampling Methods
  • Module 3: Pad Sound Design
  • Module 4: Music Theory & Chord Arrangement
  • Module 4: Melody
  • Module 4: Song Arrangement
  • Module 5: Transitional & Master FX Design
  • Module 6: Sidechain Compression Techniques
  • Module 6: Final Mix Techniques

Software Used In This Course & System Requirements

Software Used In This Course:

  • Ableton Live 10.1
  • Output Portal
  • Izotope Neutron 3
  • Xfer OTT
  • Spitfire Audio LABS
  • NI Kontakt
  • Output Arcade
  • Valhalla VintageVerb

System Requirements:

  • Intel Mac with OS X 10.7 or later, 4 GB RAM
  • PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10. 4GB RAM

Additional information


Composition & Music Theory, Synthesis & Sound Design




Ableton Live, Izotope Neutron 3, NI Kontakt, Output Arcade, Output Portal, Spitfire Audiolabs, Valhalla Vintage Verb, Xfer OTT




$19.99 USD / month

Cancel Any Time. No Contracts.