Create Lo-Fi Beats with Ableton Live and Push

A course by JNTHN STEIN
Musician and Composer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined April 2021
, Musician and Composer

Build, arrange and edit a chilled, lo-fi beat that combines the key elements of musical composition

  • 100% positive reviews (52)
  • 1540 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch

Build, arrange and edit a chilled, lo-fi beat that combines the key elements of musical composition



  • 100% positive reviews (52)
  • 1540 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 21m)
  • 15 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Music production is an opportunity to create compositions that accompany our lives and ease our minds. Charles Jacques, also know as JNTHN STEIN, is a musician and producer who specializes in composing lo-fi beats. He’s produced tracks that have been streamed millions of times on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

In this course, he teaches you how to build, arrange, and perform a lo-fi beat using Ableton Live and Push. Learn how to combine the essential components of music production to make meaningful art. Are you ready to tune in to your creativity and create music that moves and inspires?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Ingredients
  • U3
    U3. Building Your Lo-Fi Beat
  • U4
    U4. Arranging and Performing Your Lo-Fi Beat
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Charles Jaques, songwriter, recording artist, and producer. He talks through his journey to becoming a musician before sharing the influences which have inspired him throughout his career.

Delve into the history and evolution of lo-fi music. Charles then introduces you to Ableton Live and Ableton Push and their features. Discover easy-to-play chord shapes before experimenting with a drum rack and sequencing beats. Learn how to play and create ambient textures to add to your sound.

Track and record a chord progression using the major and minor chord shapes from earlier in the course. Then record a finger-drummed beat in Ableton Push and loop it alongside your chord progression. Lay down your bass before creating simple melodies with texture.

Use your composed beat and perform a live arrangement of it using Ableton Push. Begin by sequencing your beat. Then add effects to create a mood before playing and recording your beat live. To finish, Charles shows you how to upload your music to the internet and share it with the world on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

What is this course's project?

Produce and record a two-three minute lo-fi beat that’s ready to share online.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating chilled, lo-fi beats or producing music using a fun, performative process.

Requirements and materials

Experience with Ableton Live and Push, music production, and music theory is needed.

You will also need a computer with Ableton Live 11 installed and an Ableton Push 2.


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JNTHN STEIN

A course by JNTHN STEIN

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Musician and Composer

Charles Jacques, also known as JNTHN STEIN, is a Los Angeles-based musician from Oakland, California. Growing up, he was influenced by his artistic parents as well as the culturally diverse hip-hop scene he was surrounded by and has used music as a creative outlet since his teens.

Charles sees music as a lifestyle, not just a career, and, as a songwriter, recording artist, and producer, he’s released hundreds of songs on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp. His music has been streamed millions of times across the world and, alongside creating music of his own, Charles teaches others how to do the same.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Ingredients

    • History of Lo-Fi Beats
    • Introducing Ableton Live and Ableton Push 2
    • Chords
    • Drums
    • Bass
    • Textures
  • U3

    Building Your Lo-Fi Beat

    • Creating a Chord Progression
    • Building a Drum Beat
    • Laying Down a Bass Part
    • Adding Melodic Textures with Effects
  • U4

    Arranging and Performing Your Lo-Fi Beat

    • Sequencing Your Beat
    • Performing Effects Live
    • Playing and Recording Your Beat Live
    • How and Where to Share Music
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create Lo-Fi Beats with Ableton Live and Push

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Create Lo-Fi Beats with Ableton Live and Push. Music, and Audio course by JNTHN STEIN

Create Lo-Fi Beats with Ableton Live and Push

A course by JNTHN STEIN
Musician and Composer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined April 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (52)
  • 1540 students