Transform Your Live Rig

Learn the exact tools and tricks I used to dramatically shape sound and texture live with Jesus Culture (Works with Ableton, Mainstage, and Reason.)


Never feel like you're a slave to your software setup again...

I've been hearing very similar things from many people:

"I've spent all this time and money buying and learning this software, and now it feels like there's less flexibility and more things to go wrong."

Which is sad, as software should exist to make us MORE flexible, and open up an infinite realm of possibility. And it can. It's simple actually.

As a matter of fact, there are a few key things I've done to set my rig up that give me the ability to DRAMATICALLY change my sound, while being in complete control. and most of all... FUN.

Believe it or not, it's actually enabled me to use just a couple of patches - about 10-12 total... and be able to use them to accomplish nearly ANYTHING I want to.

And now, I want to show you how too.


Transform Your Live Rig

How to design the perfect live rig for complete control in Ableton, Main Stage, and Reason.

What you will discover inside:

Complete Control

Discover the exact routing, bussing, and effects setup you can use to take back control of your Ableton, Mainstage, or Reason setup. Learn how to morph sounds on the fly, stay in control of the flow/set, and have the cool confidence that comes from knowing you'll never be caught off guard again.

Maximum Flexibility

Imagine being able to control the sound of any patch you use and be able to dramatically shape and mold it... at your whim. What if you could quickly turn a piano into a vibrant angelic pad, a synth into a mellow pad, or a mono signal into a wide expansive roar... all at the turn of a simple knob or two.

What Specific Effects You Should Use

You'll learn exactly what effects matter and what ones don't. There are a few core effects that work BEAUTIFULLY on just about any sound. By adding these 3-4 to your setup, you'll unlock near infinite possibilities... live.

Examples In The Software You Use

I give you the exact templates and the exact settings I use in Ableton. I then take those settings and move them into MainStage and Reason. You'll be able to simply "copy/paste" my settings into your software. These are the exact same settings I use live with Jesus Culture, at Bethel, and on recordings every day.

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Design your DREAM Live Rig, stay in complete control of your sound, and finally LOVE your live keys software setup.

What our students are saying

"You aren’t getting ambiguous theory with Ian. You are getting practical, usable information that is extremely beneficial if you are willing to put it into practice.

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"Through Ian’s educational material I have learned more in the last year than the past 6 combined. His attention to detail and in depth training is second to none!"

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Hi, I'm Ian McIntosh

Producer and keyboardist at Jesus Culture, and founder of Synth University where I help keys and synth players master synthesis, sound design, and audio software.

I do this through my In Context Training method I employ here at Synth University so you can produce better albums, design better sounds, and create more amazing sequences and arrangements.

Transform Your Live Rig (just one of many workshops available inside Synth University) is responsible for helping thousands of keys/synth players, producers, and designers just like you feel confident and in complete control of their live rig.

Without it, you waste your time troubleshooting, trialing complex solutions, and just "hoping" your setup works as well as you'd like.

With it, you unlock the path to effortless control, cool confidence, and infinite sound morphing possibilities - LIVE, on the fly.

Now, go forth and start creating!

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Complete Control

Discover the exact routing, bussing, and effects setup you can use to take back control of your setup.

    Maximum Flexibility

    Control the sound of any patch or track in your setup and dramatically shape and morph it at your whim.

      What Specific Effects

      Learn exactly which effects matter and which don't for live usage.

        Examples In Your Software

        The exact templates and exact settings I use in Ableton, also recreated in Main Stage and Reason.


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          7 Day Trial, Then $49.99 Billed Monthly

          + Transform Your Live Rig included as part of the membership

          + Instant access to the Facebook Group

          + Complete access to all 18 Synth University workshops

          + Cancel anytime.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Is this mobile friendly?

          Absolutely. The videos are mobile friendly with nothing to install.

          What's the difference between Synth University and buying the course outright?

          For a small monthly fee, you can get access to the full suite of Synth University workshops - workshops on Live Performance, Tracks, Sound Design, Synthesis, Effects, and more. (over 17 as of 12/2019.)

          It's actually cheaper to view the workshop today if you join as a member. But if you prefer to own the workshop "forever", then you can purchase it outright as well.

          It's your choice - have access to 17 workshops, access to me personally, access to the Facebook group, or pay a little more and own the workshop for yourself.

          Can I cancel the membership if I change my mind?

          Of course. Inside your account you'll be able to cancel whenever you want. Or you can email us. Either way, just let us know and we'll get your account cancelled promptly.

          Get INSTANT Access

          Transform your Live Rig >> Advanced Ableton Training


          Design your DREAM Live Rig, stay in complete control of your sound, and finally LOVE your live keys software setup.