Ableton makes music software (Ableton Live) and hardware (Ableton Push). Come to our playground and start making music. At 14:00 there is a workshop about ‘The basics of Live and Push’.
Learning Synths is a new website from Ableton that teaches the fundamentals of synthesis in an interactive way.
The website includes playful explanations of the basic components of synthesizers, like oscillators, filters, envelopes, and LFOs, as well as step-by- step breakdowns of a range of classic synth sounds.
Powering all of these lessons is a great-sounding two-oscillator monosynth that runs entirely in the browser. For people with more synth experience, you can skip the lessons and dive right into the synth itself, which is available on a separate page and comes with a range of presets and sequences. And if you’re using Chrome, you can even play it with any attached MIDI controller.
Learning Synths is free and works on phones, tablets, computers, or any device with internet access and a modern web browser.
Ableton makes products for music makers to create, produce and perform music. These include Live, a software that combines traditional studio technologies with the freedom of working without a timeline; Push, a hardware instrument for hands- on playing and composing with Live; and Link, a technology that allows multiple devices to play in time together over a wireless connection.
Ableton was founded in 1999 by musicians in need of new creative tools. The first version of Live was released in 2001. The company is led by its founders from its headquarters in Berlin, and has additional offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. About 300 people work at Ableton across the world.