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Ableton Live 11: Making a Song

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Chapter 1 : Melodic Elements

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    Song Play Through

    In this first video, Thomas introduces the course and plays though the song that you'll be creating together.

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    Guitar Sample

    Thomas now shows how to create and process a guitar sample that will be used as the backing for the song.

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    Lo-Fi Synth Chords

    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.

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    Ambient Backing Texture

    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.

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    Bass

    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

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    Verse Drums

    This video shows how to make the basic drum pattern for the verse section of the song.

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    Chorus Drums

    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

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    Rhodes

    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.

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    Synth Pad with MPE

    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!

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    Granular Ambient Pad

    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

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    Arrangement

    See how to make the basic arrangement and song structure of the track.

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    Vocals

    In the final video of the course, Thomas explains the vocal recording setup and processing used on the vocals, as well as as shows how to use the vocal comping feature that was added in the Live 11 update.

Product Overview


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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Ableton Live 11: Making a Song is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, concise information without superfluous chatter. Other how-to guides have excess fat. not enough meat. G3 is to the point; get it on and get going.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from So its just ok. There are major holes in the thought process. Triplet Grid. Zero explanation how this was done. I have wasted alot of time researching rather than taking this course.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful both in terms of structuring the work process but also in showing how many of the subtle powers of Live can be use. Very helpful both in terms of structuring the work process but also in showing how many of the subtle powers of Live can be use.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful I have so many tip in this course very well detaile. Exellent.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Practical examples Great introduction to the new features of Ableton Live 11 with practical examples.
Date published: 2021-03-30
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