Timothy goes through how the course will be delivered
In this video youll see where the browser is, and how to import your own audio files and sample CDs.
Warping & Looping7:04
Timothy explains what warping is, as well as how to use clip looping to create a four on the floor kick.
Its easy to get a sample into Simpler, Lives basic sampler.
Drum Racks Pt. 17:06
Timothy demonstrates the Drum Rack included in Live, as well as the insert effects that create the main Leads top end.
Drum Racks Pt. 29:34
Drum Racks can be extremely flexible when it comes to applying FX to individual sounds and more.
Create a great sounding bass patch using Lives FM synth, Operator.
In this video, youll learn how to sidechain in Live.
Session & Arrangement5:15
Timothy clears up the often confusing relationship between Session and Arrangement views in Live.
Clip View Buttons3:56
In this video, Timothy demonstrates some of the cool MIDI editing features in the Clip View area.
Learn to record and subsequently fix up a MIDI clip.
Timothy goes through some vocal samples, warping and adjusting start points and effects to fit into the track.
Instrument Rack Pt. 14:16
Learn about the concept of Instrument racks as Timothy layers some synths overtop of the bass synth.
Instrument Rack Pt. 23:53
Timothy shows you how to process each instrument chain separately in your Instrument Rack.
Watch as Timothy uses the powerful new slicing features in Simpler to slice and dice a vocal in a matter of seconds.
Multi Macro Mapping4:52
In this video Timothy maps multiple controls to a macro knob.
There are a few ways that you can record and arrange your material in Live.
Arrange View Recording3:56
Its easy record directly into Arrangement view.
Timothy spices up the stuttery vocals using some stereo tricks, a Redux, and Frequency Shifter.
Splitting & Joining6:31
In this video youll learn how to reverse audio files and how to create fills and variations with splitting and consolidating.
Timothy demonstrates the process of exporting your masterpiece into a format that everyone can enjoy!
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!
Timothy first hits the ground running, teaching you how to import samples and warp them into a classic four on the floor dance groove which leads right into tutorials on how to get the most out of the Ableton Live Drum Rack.
Now that the beat is under your belt, Timothy shows you how to create a killer bass patch using Operator, and how to get Sidechaining setup and going in Live. Then its time to learn the difference between Session View and Arrangement View, and all about Clips, including how to use the Clip buttons, and how to record and edit Clips.
With your song well underway, its now time to start adding flourishes. Timothy shows you how to use MIDI Effects, how to Warp, Slice, Dice, and Effect Vocal Snippets, and how to use Instrument Racks.
The finish line is in sight Timothy shows you how to use Multi-Macro Mapping to map multiple controls to a single knob, allowing you to add cool, realtime multi-function moves to your tracks.
Timothy now finishes up the arrangement, spices up the vocals, and reverses some audio files to add the final wow factor to the tracks. Last but not least, Timothy shows you how to export the final mix to a format you can share with the world!
If youre new to Ableton Live, and maybe even to digital music in general, First Song with Ableton Live will get you started and on the path of complete song creation. Check it out today!
Submitted 5 days ago
More in 1 hr then I've learned in 2 years
This course taught me more tips and tricks about Ableton than I had picked up doodling on my own for two years.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro
Submitted 2 weeks ago
This is a great rough overview
This gets you up and running quickly without bogging you down with details.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer
Submitted 3 weeks ago
I never skip the beginner courses because you always seem to pick up little things. There were numerous little things I never knew even after a few years of using Ableton that this course taught me.
I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Hobbyist, Beat Maker
Submitted 2 months ago
As a seasoned musician and DAW user that is new to Ableton this series really helped me understand some basics that I had glossed over when I dove in to use the product. Great job and thanks!
I am a: Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 3 months ago
Best in Groove!
Been through most of Ableton Live lessons plus a ton on vst's but this is first one that ties it all together and makes it happen. I did more in a 30 minute session this afternoon just to try out my new learning than in all my previous ones! Very well done. This is a must buy for anyone wanting to get a real hands on lesson with Ableton.
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 4 months ago
Best Ableton tutorial I have had so far.
Really like how he gets to the meat and potatoes of the program. Like the attitude and tone of voice, makes it even easier to pay attention.
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 5 months ago
Great to see it all work together
For an overview and seeing the components, couldn't be better. Thank you.
I am a: Beginner, Musician, Hobbyist
Submitted 5 months ago
great very great ..than u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I am a: Producer
Submitted 7 months ago
Better than expected
Based on some of the previous, less positive reviews and comments, I didn't expect to get much out of this series. But since I've been struggling to get through the other introductory Ableton videos on Groove3, I figured I'd give it a try. Why are people harshing on this series??? It's engaging, I'm learning a ton, and the flow of information works way better for my learning style. Plus I enjoy the author's quirky narrative style. Definitely recommended for anyone else having difficulty getting over Ableton's initial learning curve.
I am a: Beginner
Submitted 7 months ago
Did not live up to expectation
The instructor has a very distracting way of speaking which shifts the focus on to himself and away from what he is trying to teach. That would be manageable if the course were good but for a beginner, like me, I found that the instructor went off on to relatively obscure tangents, particularly focusing on the technical aspects of sound editing, at the expense of how to use the program to put together a song. The course was supposed to be about how to write a song using the program, not how to edit what you already wrote. He seemed to get intrigued with his own thoughts and lost what I felt was the advertised topic - Songwriting with Ableton. I would not recommend this course.
I am a: Beginner
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