Ableton Live 9 Essential Training

with Rick Schmunk
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Ableton Live 9 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 7h 24m Beginner


Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live. In this course, music professor Rick Schmunk shows you how to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce, and edit your musical ideas. Along the way, get familiar with the Live interface, work with its views for recording and editing audio and MIDI, and explore its unique real-time recording and mixing capabilities. Plus, learn real-world production skills that can be applied to songwriting, studio production, and DJing. The final chapters offer an inside look at features added in Live 9, such as new Instrument Racks containing over 3,000 production-ready sounds, and Max for Live, a toolkit for building custom devices.

Topics include:
  • Choosing the right gear to use with Ableton
  • Setting audio and MIDI preferences
  • Optimizing performance
  • Loading, playing, and moving clips
  • Exporting clips and devices
  • Recording and overdubbing MIDI
  • Quantizing with grooves
  • Editing pitch and note duration
  • Understanding EQ and filters
  • Recording real-time automation
  • Looping audio
  • Creating beats with Impulse
  • Creating drum racks
  • Introducing Max for Live
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Ableton Live


- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Rick Schmunk, and I'm very happy to present you Ableton Live 9 Essential Training. Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation designed to help take your musical ideas, whether they're beats, baselines or melodies, from thoughts just floating in your head to a finished song, ready to share with your friends and fans. I'll be teaching you live from the ground up, from setting up your audio and midi hardware to creating your first live set. I'll show you how to record and edit both midi and audio. (computerized percussive music) Then how to apply effects to your tracks to mix and shape the sound for your needs.

(ominous computerized music) And I'll walk you through all the steps you'll need to warp audio, adjusting it tempo of your song and groove that you're looking for. (drumming) Finally, I'll show you how to combine effects and layer software instruments using live racks and then, map their parameters to knobs and switches on your controller, so that you can adjust them in live performance or use them as you record automation. So let me show you how to produce amazing music with Abelton Live 9 Essential Training.

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