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Ableton Live 10 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Ableton Live 10 Explained

  • Getting Started 4:03

    Getting Started

    First, learn to install and activate your software. You'll also see how to download and install packs, which are additional content made for Ableton Live.

  • Audio & MIDI Setup 9:37

    Audio & MIDI Setup

    See how to make sure you have your settings correct and MIDI controllers ready to make music.

  • Starting a New Project 3:43

    Starting a New Project

    Explore Ableton Live's file structure and discover how Live organizes files.

  • The Browser 12:41

    The Browser

    The built-in browser makes Live a dream. Learn how to preview audio, in-time, before adding it to your set. Also watch how to navigate sounds, instruments, and devices.

  • Tracks 4:16


    Our musical ideas live on tracks. In this video, go over how to use and organize them.

  • Routing & Monitoring 9:37

    Routing & Monitoring

    Next, you need to learn how to hear what you're doing, both when you play back your ideas and when you want to record them. This video shows you how.

  • Intro to Clips 5:26

    Intro to Clips

    Learn all about Clips, which are the basic building blocks where you store and launch your musical phrases and ideas.

  • Session & Arrangement View 11:13

    Session & Arrangement View

    Live has two main views, which is very different from most DAWs. Learn the differences between them and how both views interact.

  • The Mixer 4:51

    The Mixer

    The mixer section is where you begin to blend your tracks and ideas together. Watch how Ableton Live implements this workflow and gives you a fully functional mixing environment.

  • Intro to Devices 7:53

    Intro to Devices

    Next, take a look at "Devices" and their workflow, which are Ableton's version of plug-ins and signal flow.

  • The Views 5:21

    The Views

    Now let's go over all the different views within Ableton Live. You'll be moving these around a lot, so pay attention to these awesome shortcuts!

  • The Basic Components 6:28

    The Basic Components

    Every DAW needs controls to allow us to use it. Let's now take a look at the standard and unique control options Ableton Live has to offer.

  • Recording MIDI 10:14

    Recording MIDI

    Now that you know how to operate the software, let's begin recording your MIDI ideas.

  • Converting Audio to MIDI 2:57

    Converting Audio to MIDI

    This is a great feature which allows you to take previously recorded ideas and make them your own, by utilizing the endless options of MIDI.

  • Recording Audio 4:04

    Recording Audio

    Grab your microphone, keyboard, or favorite record. In this video you'll learn how to capture audio signal.

  • Key & MIDI Map Mode 7:05

    Key & MIDI Map Mode

    Discover how easy it is to "touch" the software. You'll never want to touch a mouse again after this video.

  • Intro to Session Automation 4:34

    Intro to Session Automation

    In this video learn how to capture parameter changes, simply and creatively.

  • Editing MIDI Clips 7:35

    Editing MIDI Clips

    Next, learn how to edit and fine tune your MIDI ideas and performances.

  • Editing Audio Clips 2:09

    Editing Audio Clips

    There are also many unique ways to manipulate audio clips. Scottie pulls back the curtain and reveals all.

  • Warping 10:56


    Now, let's take an in-depth look at what Ableton Live is known for. Stretching audio in real-time.

  • Editing Clip Automation 7:22

    Editing Clip Automation

    In this video, dive into automation editing, which allows you to perfect and execute your parameter movements with precision.

  • Intro to Grooves 10:52

    Intro to Grooves

    Learn how to add feel and swing to clips which gives them an amazing, groovy, human feel and locks them all together.

  • Freezing & Resampling 6:29

    Freezing & Resampling

    This workflow is simply brilliant. It makes life much easier when dealing with large sets or sharing sets.

  • Recording into Arrangement View 6:29

    Recording into Arrangement View

    In this video you'll learn how to capture a Session View performance for further editing.

  • Editing in Arrangement View 6:28

    Editing in Arrangement View

    Explore how you can begin the process of perfecting your song's arrangement, with some phenomenal work flow.

  • Automation Editing in Arrangement View 5:42

    Automation Editing in Arrangement View

    Next, learn how to further refine your production using Automation Mode.

  • Exporting & Managing Sets 4:49

    Exporting & Managing Sets

    Now that your song is done, see how to get it out of Live and out into the world.

  • Performing in Session View 5:55

    Performing in Session View

    Finally, take a look at bringing your ideas back into Session View, which is the perfect place to perform your songs live.

Chapter 2 : 10.1 Update

  • Device Updates 7:16

    Device Updates

    In this video, we take a look at some new devices as well as improved device features in Live 10.1.

  • Automation & Modulation 7:53

    Automation & Modulation

    There are some great new features that make working with automation and modulation ever easier, faster, and less confusing. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Workflow 5:17


    Finally, let's take a look at workflow improvements that will speed you up and keep you in the flow.

Product Overview

Ableton Live 10 Certified instructor Scottie Dugan brings you awesome videos designed for beginner to intermediate Ableton Live 10 users. Learn to get going with Live 10, understand its main features and functions, as well as get more advanced topics and creative ideas. If you’re new to Live 10, this is the series to watch!

Scottie begins by welcoming you and then covers installing and activating your software. You’ll also see how to download and install packs, which are additional content made for Ableton Live.

Next, Scottie covers many basic, but important setup and foundational topics such as Audio & MIDI Setup, starting a new Project, understanding the Browser, Tracks, and Routing and Monitoring.

The almighty Clips are then looked at, which are your building blocks when using Live 10, followed by understanding and navigating the two main views in Live 10, the Session and Arrangement views.

Going deeper, you’ll then learn all about the Mixer, Devices, Recording and Editing Audio and MIDI, Key and Map Modes, Automation, Warping, using Grooves, Freezing and Resampling, Exporting your song for all the world to hear, using Live 10 to perform with in a live situation, and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re looking for the best way to get started with Ableton Live 10, look no further… “Ableton Live 10 Explained®” awaits you.

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