Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing songs into Ableton Live, part of Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance.
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In this video I'll show you how to import files into Ableton Live.…Live support WAV files, AIFF, MP3s, Rex Files, and Acid Loops.…First, let's add a music library into Live.…In the browser I'm going to hit Add Folder, I'm going to browse into my iTunes library,…and I'm going to hit Open, then I'm going to see the folder in our Live browser.…
Let's go in it, let's search our songs, we find our songs.…Now let's hit Create to add an Audio Track. You can also hit Command+T or Ctrl+T.…Next, I'm just going to drag the file onto one of the empty clip slots in our Audio track.…Alternatively, we can also go into iTunes and drag the song directly from iTunes. Nice.…Next, let's double-click on the clip, and we'll see the Clip View where we can see all…of the contact of the clip, in this case its audio. You can see the Waveform.…
To the left we have two boxes, we have the Clip box, and we have the Sample box.…In the Clip box we can see the name of the clip, we can change the color, we can change…the time signature, and we can add a groove.…
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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