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DJ with Ableton Live - Vol 1

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    Tutorial 1

    The Browser

    5:40

    The browser is where you access files and import them into your Live project. Learn about the layout, bookmarking folders, tips for advanced uses, as well as previewing sounds.

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    Tutorial 2

    Understanding Decoding Cache

    4:41

    This tutorial focuses on how Live deals with compressed files such as mp3's. This video will help you understand the Decoding Cache and how to manage your various imported files and optimize file size and storage space for your imported files.

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    Tutorial 3

    Intro to Warping

    6:47

    Warping is the cornerstone of how Live controls sync and tempo for audio files. Understanding warping is fundamental to optimizing your DJ sets within Live.

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    Tutorial 4

    Warping Constant Tempo

    7:45

    This tutorial focuses on warping full length tracks with a constant tempo, such as house, electronica, techno, etc...

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    Tutorial 5

    Warping Varying Tempo

    9:21

    Some songs do not have a constant tempo and you need to create warp markers throughout the track. This tutorial shows you the process while warping an acoustic drum kits room mic.

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    Tutorial 6

    Warp Modes for DJs

    5:31

    The various warp modes affect how Live time stretches or warps the audio. Understanding your options will help you pick the perfect warp mode so you get the best sound quality and desired results.

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    Tutorial 7

    Monitoring Outputs

    8:10

    When you DJ you need to be able to listen to your cue mix so you can blend in your tracks and also understand your external and monitor outputs. This tutorial covers all of those topics in detail.

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    Tutorial 8

    Audio Effects

    7:56

    Using Audio Effects is essentially to making your DJ mix your own. Learn techniques that will help you be creative and productive.

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    Tutorial 9

    Using the Crossfader

    6:26

    The crossfader lets you blend and mix between multiple different sources. This is essential for smooth transitions and other common DJ tasks. Get a full understanding of not just the basics but also advanced crossfading and mapping techniques.

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    Tutorial 10

    Matching Tempo - Nudge/Brake

    5:51

    Learn how to use Tempo - Nudge/Break features to beat match live with external sources, such as vinyl, cd's or even live bands.

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    Tutorial 11

    Instant Mapping MIDI Preferences

    8:08

    Learn to use the Instant mapping features to map the controls on your external controller to the parameters within Live.

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    Tutorial 12

    MIDI Key Mapping

    10:48

    Take a deeper look at MIDI and Key mapping. Useful hints and tips to accomplish common DJ tasks and controller Live.

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    Tutorial 13

    Mixing & EQ

    9:20

    Get a great introduction into mixing various tracks with the EQ. Many creative and iconic uses of these features.

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.

Learn tempo matching, filtering, warping, mapping controllers and much more. Get the crowd moving... Get "DJ with Ableton Live - Vol 1" today.

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Submitted 4 months ago

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I'm a dj for a hobby, and a learning a lot if groove3 is perfect, if I work if this, probable I recommended for all.

I am a: Beginner, Sound Designer, Hobbyist, Student

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I have been living and breathing music, and music technology, for most of my life. I first got into music by learning guitar over 20 years ago, at around 11 years old, and after playing in bands throughout my school years. I studied Audio engineering at college, at first with analogue tape and MIDI gear using external synths and an early version of Cubase.

2. What training have you had?

After leaving school and earning a living playing in bands for a while I started working in live sound in the mid 1990s, working on a lot of live music events, large and small, while still writing and producing my own music, both solo and with various different bands.  By this time my music took more electronic focus, switching to Logic to sequence samplers, synths and drum machines, and record live instruments and vocals. 

3. When did you get into recording?

From 2000 I worked in a production studio in the UK, mainly using Logic, Cubase SX, Nuendo, Wavelab, Sound Forge and the Waves plug-ins for audio engineering, and Reason and Acid for music composition, until discovering Ableton Live in 2002.

4. People you have worked with/for?

When MIDI was added to Live in version 4, I focused much more on using Ableton Live with Native Instruments and Waves Plug-ins, getting to know them intimately. Over the last few years I have been an internal tester for Ableton’s upcoming versions and I am also an Ableton Certified Trainer.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I am good at training people because I have an intimate relationship and passion with the technology I use. I strive to develop a deep understanding of the tools I use and genuinely want to share that expereince with others

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Date published: 2016-11-21