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Ableton Live 9 Explained

Presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Scottie Dugan, this collection of videos will show you what you need to know to hit the ground running with Live 9 and then elevate you to 'power user' status.

Ableton Push 2 Explained

Ableton’s flagship hardware product Push 2 and Live 9 are a marriage made in heaven, and Live expert Scottie Dugan demonstrates how you can use them to write and perform, as well as make your tracks and beats bump!

Creative Racks & Sampling in Live

In this video tutorial series, Ableton Live sage Brian Funk, akaAfroDJMac, shares his secrets for building truly unique sampler instruments and racks. You’ll see not just how to sample, but how each component in a rack builds upon on the others to create way cool instruments and sounds.

Producing 80's Synth Pop in Live

The 80’s sound is back in a big way, and studio guru Scottie Dugan takes you back to the future with these in-depth video tutorials about how to make a professional sounding 80’s inspired synth pop track. Way!

Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live

Ableton Live lends itself to some wild sonic manipulation and sound design, and in this video tutorial series, EDM music producer Timothy Allan shows you some of his coveted tips and tricks for making unique and crazy sounds.

Ableton Live 8 Explained - Vol 1

This collection of Ableton Live video tutorials, presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, will explain the features and functions of one of the worlds most revolutionary DAW’s, Ableton Live. Learn the important basics right the first time as Craig takes you through them step by step.

Ableton Live 8 Explained - Vol 2

This collection of advanced Ableton Live video tutorials, presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, will explain the deeper features and functions of Ableton Live. Craig offers knowledge that is sure to take your Ableton Live skills to the next level and make you a master.

Ableton Live Clip Tricks

Use Ableton Live? Well then you need to know all of these awesome clip tricks! Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough takes you through all of his personal favorites, one by one, in this power packed micro series, empowering you and your Ableton Live knowledge to work faster and more creatively.

Ableton Live Tips & Tricks

Ableton Live Tips & Tricks is presented by Timothy Allan, whose remixes have reached #1 on the dance charts. Tim shows you the tips and tricks he uses.

Ableton Push Explained

Ableton Live is one of the most unique DAWs, and Ableton Push is an equally as unique instrument. Ableton Live guru Scottie Dugan shows you this incredible performance controller in detail, and how it can give your music a creative push!

Advanced DJing with Ableton Live

In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide, DJ extraordinaire Josh Bess explains how to go further when DJing with Ableton Live, and provides advanced tips and tricks to incorporate into your live DJ performances.

Creating Acoustic Drum Grooves with Ableton Live

In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide video course, Josh Bess explains how to create realistic-sounding drum grooves using Ableton Live and the included Ableton Live Drum Racks specifically created for this video course by Josh.

Creating Electronic Drum Grooves with Ableton Live

In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide video course, Josh Bess explain how to create a wide range of electronic drum grooves with a focus on more than simply programming beats and grooves, but utilizing the ideas and techniques of a drummer into electronic music production, for styles consisting of House, Techno, Breakbeat, World, and many more.

DJing with Ableton Live

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

DJ with Ableton Live - Vol 1

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.

DJ with Ableton Live - Vol 2

Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough follows up with a new series about DJ'ing with Ableton Live, continuing where he left off, going deeper into the world of DJ'ing with Live.

Designing Electronic Drums

Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough reveals the steps to design fat, brilliant modern and classic electronic drum sounds. The techniques Craig shows you can then be applied in any DAW and to any type of sound to make them stand out and be noticed!

Finishing a Club Track in Live 9

Following on the heels of his smash hit series "Starting a Club Track with Live 9", Timothy Allan is back with the sequel, "Finishing a Club Track with Live 9". In this series, Timothy shows you how to arrange and finalize the beats and grooves created in the first series and make it sound like a world-class club track. Timothy even includes the Live session file and samples so you can work and experiment along with him.

First Song with Ableton Live

Ableton Live includes everything you need to take your creative spark and turn it into a shareable masterpiece. In this video tutorial series, dance music hitmeister Timothy Allan takes you from start-up to wrap-up!

Live 9.5 Update Explained

Ableton Live keeps getting better and better, and the newly released Live 9.5 update is chock full of improvements. In this six video tutorial series Ableton trainer Scottie Dugan demonstrates the new features and how to use them creatively.

Live 9 Compressors & EQs In Action

Ready to make Ableton Live 9 come alive? Well, Scottie Dugan explains how, showcasing Live's awesome built-in dynamics and EQ processors. Compression and EQ are the most commonly used effects for making your tracks and productions shine, so let Scottie demystify them and show you them all in action!

Live 9 Racks Explained

Ableton Certified Trainer Scottie Dugan is back with a collection of videos that will show you what you need to know to build, edit and play racks within Ableton Live 9. Watch and learn how racks are a powerful way to create amazing sounding instruments, effects and more within Ableton Live 9.

Live 9 Reverb & Delay in Action

Ableton Certified trainer extraordinaire Scottie Dugan returns and isready to pull the curtain back on Live 9's built-in reverb and delay plug-ins. Join Scottie as he unlocks the power of these two classic, "must know how to use" effects.

Live DJ Tech - Controlling Lighting and Visual Effects with MIDI

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.

Making Better Beats in Live 9

Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan is back, this time he's loaded with Ableton Live 9! Tim has some amazing tricks and techniques up his sleeves, and they're all dedicated to making your beats and grooves better with the powerful new features found in Ableton Live 9.

Producing House with Ableton Live - Arrangement and FX

Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan does it again with Volume 3 of his smash hit House Music production tutorials. In this series Timothy wraps it up with an in-depth look at the art of arranging a house track as well as applying effects.

Producing House with Ableton Live - Bass and Synth

Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan is back with Volume 2 of his awesome House Music production tutorials. In this series you’ll learn how to create club thumpin' basslines and cool synth parts to your beats. Timothy shows you step by step how to bring the funk!

Producing House with Ableton Live - Drums

Presented by remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan, you’ll explore each step of creating a world-class House music drum loop. See the actual creative process unfold and learn exactly what’s going through Tim's head when he creates iconic sounding House beats.

Sidechaining in Live

Use Live? Want to know how to get the perfect compressed sound? Look no further! Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough shows you how to use the elusive technique of sidechaining in Live to make things fit better and have that "fitted" type of sound.

Starting a Club Track in Live 9

Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan is back and ready to show that you don't need any fancy third party plug-ins or instruments to make a great track in Live 9. In this series Timothy starts a club track using randomly selected samples, with Live 9 instruments and processing only! Timothy also includes his Live session file and samples so you can work and experiment along with him.

Synthesis with Operator

Presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, this series of tutorials not only teaches you everything you need to know to take control of the Operator synth within Ableton Live, you'll learn the fundamentals of synthesis too!