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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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Dj5
Submitted 5 days ago

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.


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Scubavid
Submitted 2 weeks ago

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.


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Rafael
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very Helpful

I have so many tip in this course very well detaile. Exellent.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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Makkan
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Practical examples

Great introduction to the new features of Ableton Live 11 with practical examples.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Studio One


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Dj5
Submitted 5 days ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Scubavid
Submitted 2 weeks ago

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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Rafael
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very Helpful

I have so many tip in this course very well detaile. Exellent.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Makkan
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Practical examples

Great introduction to the new features of Ableton Live 11 with practical examples.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Thomas Cochran electronic musician and multi instrumentalist from Austin Texas, who now lives in Los Angeles. He focuses on creating electronic music that features both ambient and classical influences.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing music at a young age, starting with classical guitar. This started my love for music and eventually expanded into learning other instruments as well. To date, I have had over ten years of classical experience and training as well as additional instrumental experience.

2. What training have you had?

I grew up studying classical guitar and composition and eventually started applying my classical knowledge to learning other instruments as well, ranging from violin, cello, keys, and drums.

3. When did you get intro recording?

I got into recording out of necessity when me and some friends started a band back in high school and couldn't afford studio time. Through this, I learned about music production and recording and haven't looked back since.

4. Why are you so good at training people?

I love learning about the technical aspects of music production, this helps me understand the how music production works under the hood. I have also worked for several years creating music production tutorials online.

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    Ableton Live 11: Making a Song

    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.

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    Ableton Live: Beginner's Guide to Beat Making

    Thomas Cochran shows you how to make your very first beat with Ableton Live! See how to produce your first beat from scratch, using nothing but Ableton Live, including software installation and understanding Live's layout, all the way to exporting your finished beat and more. This series is designed for the absolute newcomer to Ableton Live.

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    Ableton Live: Producing Alternative R&B

    Studio pro Thomas Cochran delivers in-depth Ableton Live production video tutorials! See how to make a complete Alternative R&B song in the style of Frank Ocean and The Weekend from scratch, step-by-step using only Ableton Live. This course is for those who are already familiar with Ableton Live, but want to learn Alternative R&B sound design and production techniques. You also get the samples and presets used in the videos so you can follow along on your studio system.

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    Ableton Live: Things You Need to Know

    Thomas Cochran presents essential Ableton Live video tutorials! Discover the things you need to know when using Ableton Live, such as cool tip & tricks, workflows, helpful and creative ways to Sequence MIDI, use effects, mix and more! These videos are for those who already have experience with Ableton Live, but want to learn more and improve their skillset.

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    ANA 2: Sound Design Vol. 1

    Synth guru Thomas Cochran presents an in-depth ANA 2 video tutorial series! Follow along with Thomas and see how to create awesome, powerful sounds and presets for the ANA 2 virtual synth. These videos are great for those who know their way around ANA 2 and some basic synth terminology.

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Studio pro Thomas Cochran delivers in-depth Ableton Live production video tutorials! See how to make a complete Alternative R&B song in the style of Frank Ocean and The Weekend from scratch, step-by-step using only Ableton Live. This course is for those who are already familiar with Ableton Live, but want to learn Alternative R&B sound design and production techniques. You also get the samples and presets used in the videos so you can follow along on your studio system.

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Thomas Cochran shows you how to make your very first beat with Ableton Live! See how to produce your first beat from scratch, using nothing but Ableton Live, including software installation and understanding Live's layout, all the way to exporting your finished beat and more. This series is designed for the absolute newcomer to Ableton Live.

Electronic Music guru and producer Morgan Potruff shows you how to produce a track in the style of Marshmello! See how to create a professional sounding electronic track from scratch, with explanations all along the way. You also get the individual tracks to experiment with and remix.

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In this course, Josh Bess opens up his own personal live session in Ableton Live, to explain how to turn a small and simple idea into a full music arrangement, ready for live performance and/or an official release. Josh discusses many ways to get you started with building your ideas, along with other tips and tricks to incorporate into your own original music creation, no matter what style of music you are creating.

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Ableton Live 11: Making a Song is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 4 .
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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