Chapter 1 : Melodic Elements
In this first video, Thomas introduces the course and plays though the song that you'll be creating together.
Thomas now shows how to create and process a guitar sample that will be used as the backing for the song.
Learn how to use the new Hybrid Reverb, updated chorus effect, and the new Scale Feature to create a nice lo-fi synth part that will be used throughout the song.
This video shows how the new Tree Tone device can be used in a more practical setting to create an ambient arpeggio texture. Thomas also covers how to use this device to create interesting and un-expected sounds for your tracks.
Watch how to take a simple bass preset and add variation though the use of the new macro controls. This will be used as the main sub for the song.
Chapter 2 : Rhythm Parts
This video shows how to make the basic drum pattern for the verse section of the song.
Learn how to make a faster switch up section for the main chorus of the song. This video also shows the new velocity randomization feature on the hi-hats.
Chapter 3 : Additional Melodies & Vocals
Thomas now shows you how to use Pitchloop 89 device to make an interesting delayed Rhodes keyboard. This video also makes use of the Spectral Delay for an interesting ambient sound.
Learn how the new MPE support can be used to take a simple synth pad and create a dynamic pitch shifting texture. This can be done even if you don't have a MPE device!
This video uses the new device Emit to create a nice granular pad, which is then enhanced but being put through some creative resampling and processing.
Chapter 4 : Final Adjustments & Vocals
Studio wiz Thomas Cochran presents creative Ableton Live 11 video tutorials! If you are new to Ableton Live 11 and want to see how to put together a cool track from scratch, stop right here. Thomas shows you how to make a cool new-style R&B track utilizing many of the new features found in Ableton Live 11. You also get the Ableton Live 11 project with all the audio so you can follow along on your system. These videos are for those who have some basic Ableton Live knowledge but want to see ways to produce a song.
To begin, Thomas introduces the course and plays though the song that you'll be making together, and then shows you how to create and process a guitar sample that will be used as the backing for the song. Then see how to use the new Hybrid Reverb, updated chorus effect, and the new Scale Feature to create a nice lo-fi synth part that will be used as a foundation for the song.
Throughout the rest of the videos you'll learn things like how to use the new Tree Tone device to create ambient arpeggio textures, add variation with the new macro controls, create drum and bass parts, use the new velocity randomization feature to create an interesting hi-hat part, utilize the Pitchloop 89 device to make cool delayed Rhodes keyboard parts, and using the Spectral Delay for a deep ambient sound.
Thomas then shows you how the new MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support can be used to transform a simple synth pad into a dynamic pitch shifting texture, even if you don't have a MPE controller device! Wrapping it all up, Thomas demonstrates how to make the basic arrangement and song structure of the track, as well as explains the vocal recording setup and processors used, including the new vocal comping feature that was added in Live 11.
To see what these detailed Ableton Live 11 tutorials show you, and how they'll inspire you to make your own songs and beats, see the individual Ableton Live video tutorial descriptions on this page. Start making your next masterpiece with Live 11 now... Watch “Ableton Live 11: Making a Song” today!
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