Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing songs for a DJ set, part of Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance.
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Creating your own original music in Ableton Live is easy, intuitive, and fun.…Another way that many people use Live is to deejay.…In this chapter I'll show you how to build a better Live DJ set using Ableton Live.…The art of deejaying is about song selection, even a deejay with poor Mixing and Scratching…skills can still rock a party with a good song selection.…When you are deejaying, it's all about carrying the energy of a crowd throughout your set.…In order to known what songs work best together, it's important to get organized.…
As a deejay, you are going to find yourself with a very large library of songs, and a good organization is vital.…The two most relevant methods for categorizing your library are beats per minute, or BPM, and the key of the song.…First, let's see how we can detect the beats per minute, the BPM of the song manually.…I am going to go into iTunes. For this DJ set, we are going to use three songs.…I already categorized two of them, let's categorize the third.…
I am going to play this song, go into Ableton Live, and click the TAP tempo button with the…
Along the way, Yeuda reveals many live performance tricks using control surfaces and custom MIDI controllers that he's built, plus tips for playing and syncing up with other musicians and recording your live performance.
- Using Ableton Live or third-party controllers
- Choosing songs for a DJ set
- Building your decks
- Using EQ and gain to emulate mixer hardware
- Knowing when to use headphones
- Mapping the crossfader, EQ, and gain to MIDI controllers
- Looping with Beat Repeat
- Setting up multiple instruments on one track
- Creating a bus track for master effects
- Preparing your original productions for the stage
- Using commercial and custom MIDI controllers
- Live looping and live sample cutting
- Recording your live performance
Skill Level Intermediate
Ableton Live 8 Essential Trainingwith Rick Schmunk7h 20m Beginner
Foundations of Audio: EQ and Filterswith Brian Lee White2h 29m Appropriate for all
Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Formwith Josh Harris2h 44m Intermediate
Ableton Live 9 Tips and Trickswith Michael Kiraly1h 7m Intermediate
1. Choosing a Controller
2. DJing with Ableton Live
3. MIDI Mapping
4. DJing Techniques
5. Performing Live with Original Songs
6. Live Performance Techniques
7. Advanced Live Performance
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