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Ableton Live 8 Explained - Vol 2

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Length: 5hr 10min 47sec
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    Tutorial 1

    Simpler Basics

    18:04

    Learn the basics of this powerful virtual sampler instrument.

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    Tutorial 2

    Simpler Envelopes & LFO

    15:46

    Discover advanced features of the awesome Simpler virtual sampler.

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    Tutorial 3

    Impulse Basics

    14:48

    Learn the basics of the fantastic Impulse virtual synthesizer.

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    Tutorial 4

    Warp Modes

    14:53

    The various Warp Modes allow for more precise control over the way Live manipulates audio data that is being stretched. This tutorial explains each mode and gives examples.

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    Tutorial 5

    Using Warping

    12:06

    Craig now shows you how to put the different warp modes to use.

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    Tutorial 6

    Key Mapping

    7:08

    Discover the incredible flexibility of mapping Lives features and functions to keys on your keyboard.

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    Tutorial 7

    MIDI Mapping

    13:20

    See how to map Lives features and functions to your MIDI controller keyboard for easy control and performance.

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    Tutorial 8

    Instant Mapping

    10:58

    Craig shows you how to utilize Instant Mapping to quickly create macros to control different elements in Live.

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    Tutorial 9

    EQ Overview and Usage

    19:17

    Get an in depth explanation of Equalization as well as how to use it, all shown using the great sounding Live EQ effect.

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    Tutorial 10

    Compression

    17:31

    Craig explains and showcases the Live compressors features and functions and how to use it.

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    Tutorial 11

    MIDI Effects

    13:00

    Discover Lives different MIDI effects features and functions and how to use them to make more interesting MIDI parts.

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    Tutorial 12

    Velocity Plug-In

    11:40

    See how to use the Velocity Plug-In to alter velocity values to make more dynamic MIDI passages.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Arpeggiator

    14:52

    Learn all about Lives complex MIDI arppegiator and how to create cool MIDI parts.

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    Tutorial 14

    VST & AU Plug-Ins

    8:54

    Craig shows you how to get 3rd party plug-ins up and running within Live.

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    Tutorial 15

    Macros

    7:08

    Discover how to map macros and use them to control more than one parameter with one knob.

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    Tutorial 16

    Zones

    12:22

    Learn to use Zones to select and control your different Racks in Live.

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    Tutorial 17

    Drum Racks

    14:35

    See how Drum Racks are different from other racks in Live and how to use their exclusive features and functions.

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    Tutorial 18

    Locators & Time Signatures

    7:53

    Craig explains Lives markers for easy navigation around your song as well as creating time signature changes in your session.

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    Tutorial 19

    Automation

    13:04

    Learn about Lives powerful automation features and how to create and edit automation data for real time control of parameters.

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    Tutorial 20

    Clip Envelopes

    18:00

    Craig shows you how to create and use Clip Envelope automation for powerful parameter control and how it differs from regular automation.

Live 8 Updates

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    Tutorial 21

    VST / AU Configuration

    6:05

    Learn all about the changes to VST/AU configuration in Live 8.

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    Tutorial 22

    MIDI Editor - Creating Notes

    1:53

    The MIDI Editor was one of the most updated aspects of Live 8. This tutorial discusses the process for creating notes.

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    Tutorial 23

    MIDI Editor - Editing Notes

    7:39

    Continuing on the updates and features of the MIDI editor in Live 8, this video discusses the ways you can edit notes.

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    Tutorial 24

    MIDI Editor - Navigation

    3:41

    Get time saving advice and instruction on navigation within the MIDI Editor interface.

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    Tutorial 25

    MIDI Editor - Selecting Notes

    3:38

    There are several ways you can select notes for editing or modification. Get the low down with this tutorial.

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    Tutorial 26

    Warping

    9:17

    Warping is another feature that has seen updates. This tutorial introduces you to Warping in Live 8.

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    Tutorial 27

    Warping Drums

    8:40

    Get some real world practical examples on how to use the Warping features in Live 8 on your drum tracks.

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    Tutorial 28

    Step Record

    4:35

    Get a detailed introduction in to the Step Record features of Live 8.

Compatible with Live 7 & 8, this collection of advanced Ableton Live video tutorials, presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, takes it to the next level and explains the deeper features and functions of Ableton Live.

Learn about the major Live instruments, commonly used effects, warping, mapping and many other exciting topics. Craig offers knowledge that is sure to take your Live skills to the next level and make you a master.

Gazelle
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Also suitable as a follow up series for Ableton Live 9

For a while I did not really look into this series, because I have Live 9 and I thought "what can I learn from a series about Live 8". But I was wrong. There really are videos in this Ableton Live 8 Explained vol 2 series that are still helpful for a Live 9 user. I have watched the Live 9 Explained before, but I did find that some topics where not explained enough. This Ableton Live 8 series vol 2 is filling in some gaps for me. The teacher is explaining everything very well and detailed. That is why I can still recommend it if you already watched Ableton Live 9 explained.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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JimG
Submitted 4 months ago

One of the best

These two videos, Vol 1 and Vol 2 are clear and very thorough. I've purchased many if not most of the Ableton video series and I feel that these two are the best of the lot. The video's cover Ableton 7 & 8, NOT the latest version but everything in here is relevant. The dept of coverage of tricks, tips, keyboard controls, ways of editing is more in depth than any of the other Ableton 9 videos available. If you really want to drill into this program, I highly recommend these two. The instructor is clear, thorough and very logical in his approach. I wish he'd update these videos to this degree of depth for the current version, yet nothing is lost by purchasing these gems. All the fundamentals are there. And, they are available at a cheap price!

I am a: Beginner

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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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Ableton Live 8 Explained - Vol 2 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Also suitable as a follow up series for Ableton Live 9 For a while I did not really look into this series, because I have Live 9 and I thought "what can I learn from a series about Live 8". But I was wrong. There really are videos in this Ableton Live 8 Explained vol 2 series that are still helpful for a Live 9 user. I have watched the Live 9 Explained before, but I did find that some topics where not explained enough. This Ableton Live 8 series vol 2 is filling in some gaps for me. The teacher is explaining everything very well and detailed. That is why I can still recommend it if you already watched Ableton Live 9 explained.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of the best These two videos, Vol 1 and Vol 2 are clear and very thorough. I've purchased many if not most of the Ableton video series and I feel that these two are the best of the lot. The video's cover Ableton 7 & 8, NOT the latest version but everything in here is relevant. The dept of coverage of tricks, tips, keyboard controls, ways of editing is more in depth than any of the other Ableton 9 videos available. If you really want to drill into this program, I highly recommend these two. The instructor is clear, thorough and very logical in his approach. I wish he'd update these videos to this degree of depth for the current version, yet nothing is lost by purchasing these gems. All the fundamentals are there. And, they are available at a cheap price!
Date published: 2016-12-11