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Advanced DJing with Ableton Live

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    Tutorial 1



    Continuing from the DJ'ing with Ableton Live tutorial, this video introduces the advanced series and talks about what to expect from the videos to follow.

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    Tutorial 2

    Performing with a MIDI Controller


    This video goes over how to set up and perform with a controller as opposed to the click of the mouse.

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    Tutorial 3

    Custom Mapping with a MIDI Controller Pt. 1


    Learn how to apply custom mappings to the controller for a DJ set.

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    Tutorial 4

    Custom Mapping with A MIDI Controller Pt. 2


    This video continues to show the basics of custom mappings with a controller.

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    Tutorial 5



    This video goes over delay and how to apply it to a DJ set using real-time parameter control.

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    Tutorial 6



    Learn how to use reverb to not only alter the sound being processed but to create new environments for each sound being played.

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    Tutorial 7

    Sends & Returns


    Learn how to apply audio effects to a DJ set using send and returns.

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    Tutorial 8

    Dummy Clips


    This video talks about what dummy clips are and how to create and route them to automatically move parameters during a live performance.

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    Tutorial 9

    Track Automation with Dummy Clips


    In this video you will learn how to use dummy clips to control track automation.

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    Tutorial 10

    Audio Effect Automation with Dummy Clips


    Continuing with dummy clips, here you will learn how to use them to automate audio effects.

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    Tutorial 11



    Josh gives an in-depth look at creating and launching loops.

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    Tutorial 12

    Follow Actions


    Josh explores using Follow Actions in Ableton Live.

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    Tutorial 13

    Labeling Loops Follow Action Clips


    Josh explains how he labels and color codes his clips.

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    Tutorial 14

    Saving Loops & Follow Action Clips


    In this video Josh discusses saving loops and follow action clips.

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    Tutorial 15

    Creating Saving A Custom DJ Template


    Josh discusses creating a custom DJ template that can be open any time as well as saving the template.

In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide, DJ extraordinaire Josh Bess continues where he left off with "DJing With Ableton Live" and explains how to go further when DJing with Ableton Live, along with providing advanced tips and tricks to incorporate into your live DJ performances.

Josh starts by demonstrating Techniques and essential Advanced Features to incorporate in a live DJ set, such as utilizing a MIDI Controller, customizing MIDI Controlled Parameters, and Audio Effects Processing.

Josh then demonstrates how to incorporate a Microphone, explains Advanced Dummy Clip tricks, Loops, Follow Actions, Creating a Custom Dj Template, and much more.

Wrapping it up, Josh discusses How to Apply Specific Ideas to Ableton Live to not only Perform a DJ Set live, but to Customize and Create Your Own Set, Performance Method, and Original Sound.

If you're looking to further your art of DJing with Ableton Live, this is the series for you.

Submitted 1 month ago

Practical Examples

I was waiting for more examples of actually mixing tracks. All the information was good and I liked the course, but maybe a little more of actual practice of djing would also be nice. It could as well be done in another tutorial.

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JOSH BESS is a percussionist, electronic performing artist, and Ableton Certified Trainer. Performing with multiple artists and employing a wide variety of styles, he is experienced in jazz, funk, Latin, pop, rock, and more. In addition to performing, Bess developed an interest in music production and went on to earn his college degree in audio engineering and jazz commercial performance. He has fused his knowledge and his ear for audio production with his percussive background to develop an efficient and creative electronic workflow—a combination that he regularly puts to work in his compositions and live performances. For more information, visit www.joshbess.net.

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In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide, pro DJ Josh Bess explains how to DJ a set with Ableton Live software!

Learn how to integrate lighting and visual control from within Ableton Live using DMX. Josh Bess will guide you through the fundamental concepts and help you evolve this essential part of being a stand-out live DJ.

Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough takes you through the fundamentals of DJ'ing with Live, demystifying commonly misunderstood and overlooked skills and techniques needed to create a solid DJ set, and get the club moving.

Advanced DJing with Ableton Live is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Practical Examples I was waiting for more examples of actually mixing tracks. All the information was good and I liked the course, but maybe a little more of actual practice of djing would also be nice. It could as well be done in another tutorial.
Date published: 2017-02-17