Scottie welcomes you to Ableton Live 9 Explained and gives a quick rundown of what you will learn.
Install & Unlock3:44
Learn how to download, install and unlock via Ableton’s website. This also includes any additional Ableton or third party Live Packs.
See how to choose and setup the correct audio drivers for Mac & PC as well as configure routing. Scottie also shows how to make sure connected MIDI controllers are working and how to correctly setup and turn Instant Mapping on if supported.
Learn all about latency and how to reduce it, as well as how to find how low your buffer size can go safely with the built-in test.
Starting a New Project & Saving3:01
Learn to create a new set and explore the files and folders created within the Project Folder.
Discover the Categories and Places in the browser and learn how to add folders from the hard drive. See how to use search and preview to find inspiration quickly.
Audio & MIDI Tracks2:28
Get a detailed intro to Tracks and how to organize them with Colors and Groups.
Routing & Monitoring8:56
Scottie demonstrates basic signal flow and goes over Live 9's Monitor section.
Get a solid introduction to clips and how to launch and stop them individually within a Scene. See how the Global Quantize setting effects Clips and learn the difference between looping and one shot clips. You will also explore how clips in the same track interact.
Session & Arrangement Views7:53
Learn the difference between the two views and how they interact. Scottie also explores the Back to Arrangement button and when to use it.
Explore all the options in the mixer section such as Fader, Mute, Solo and Arm.
Intro to Devices6:53
Learn what a Device is and where to locate them. Also see how to activate and locate third party plug-ins.
Discover the main work areas, what they're for and how to show/hide them to make more space. Discover Clip View, Device View, Groove Pool, Overview and Show/Hide Buttons.
Learn how to ready Live to capture ideas with Tap Tempo, Time Signature, the Metronome and more.
Recording MIDI Clips6:21
Discover how to record a MIDI Clip with a MIDI controller. You will also see how to correctly set routing for the recording and learn how to Overdub and choose a Record Quantization. Scottie demonstrates how to create a default MIDI Track and gives an intro to the idea of creating multiple takes on the fly.
Convert Audio to MIDI3:14
Learn how Ableton extracts notes from Audio Clips and creates MIDI clips for Harmony, Melody and Drums. Scottie also explores activating this feature with the drag and drop method.
Recording Audio Clips4:05
Scottie shows how to create a default Audio Track and record an Audio Clip with an external sound source. You will also see how to correctly set routing for the recording and learn about simple gain structure.
Key & MIDI Map Mode7:17
Learn how to control almost any parameter with your computer keyboard or a MIDI controller including 3rd party plug-ins.
Recording Session View Automation4:57
Explore how to prepare session view to record parameter automation as well as how to override recorded automation and re-enable the automation.
Scottie shows how Live can interact with external hardware and software using ReWire and the External Instruments/Effects Devices.
Freeze & Resample5:45
Discover how to freeze a track and why we would want to. Also explore resampling and its usefulness.
Now it's time to save. Learn the many ways to manage sets, projects and presets. See how to use the built-in Browser to recall previous ideas and projects.
Learn how to tweak and edit MIDI Clips to perfection with Quantizing, Draw Mode and MIDI Editing features including Transform, Note Stretch and Legato.
See how to tweak and edit Audio Clips with features like Transpose, Clip Gain, Clip Fade and Reverse.
Working in Clip View13:09
Learn how to adjust universal Clip attributes including length, loop/one shot, Launch Mode, Launch Quantization and Follow Actions.
Discover how Live can warp Audio Clips in real-time. This includes everything from simple Quantization to recreating a completely new idea. Explore the different Warp Modes and how different types of Audio Clips sound.
Learn to Edit or create Clip Automation with breakpoints and curves or by drawing them in with the pencil tool. Scottie shows the power of Modulation and unlinked Envelopes that can be longer or shorter than the clip.
Grooves & the Groove Pool9:57
Scottie show you ways to add a human element to clips by assigning universal swings or grooves. Also see how to extract grooves from existing clips to lock the timing of multiple clips together.
Discover the built-in instruments, what they do and their factory presets.
Explore the built-in Audio and MIDI Effects, what they do and their factory presets.
Learn about the three different types of Racks: Instrument, Drum and Effect. Also discover how to create them, why we would use them and how to save them.
Create an Arrangement
Recording into Arrangement View4:36
Discover how to capture a Session View performance in Arrangement View and explore recording and dropping Clips directly into Arrangement View.
Learn how to set Locators and Time Signature changes as well as Loop time and perform Punch In/ Out recordings. Then explore Clip and Arrangement editing which includes Splitting, Drag & Drop, Copy & Paste, Deactivate and Consolidate.
Sends, Returns & Busses4:12
Scottie shows you how to use Sends and Returns, as well as how to create a standard mix Bus.
Arrangement Automation Editing3:06
Learn how to use, record and edit automation with Lanes, Draw Mode, Break Points and Curves. Then discover how to Automate the Song Tempo.
See how to Export audio when your arrangement is finished and how to easily create stems or upload directly to SoundCloud.
With the 9.2 update there are a few brand new things. The Tuner device is much needed and anticipated. It's a great utility and an ease to use. There are a lot of updates to presets and factory samples and then a new option for exporting.
There's a cool new way to grab ideas of any length and use them immediately. There has also been a major overhaul with plugin latency. Now all automation and modulation is latency compensated.
Presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Scottie Dugan, this collection of videos will show you what you need to know to hit the ground running with Live 9 and then elevate you to 'power user' status.
Learn all the important fundamentals of Live 9, such as installation, software setup, routing & monitoring, creating and recording to audio & MIDI tracks, working with clips, all the different instruments, effects & racks, exporting your song for CD, MP3 and SoundCloud and much, much more.
Brush up on the new updates to Ableton Live 9.2 with these additional videos! Learn about the new Tuner Device, updates to Presets and Samples, and Workflow Enhancements with the latest version of Live.
If you're new to Ableton Live 9, or want to further your knowledge and skills, this is series to watch... Get "Ableton Live 9 Explained" today.
Submitted 2 months ago
Straight to the point
Excellent breakdown of the feature s of live with no frills or fluff. Got me up to speed quickly while transitioning from another, more traditional DAW
Submitted 2 months ago
This course has taken me from being completely lost in Ableton Live 9 to feeling very confident at maneuvering through the DAWs several different features.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Pro Tools
Submitted 3 months ago
Overall, a great primer. I just wish the instructor had a little more personality, and wasn't so monotone
I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live
Submitted 4 months ago
Learnt some new things.
Picked up some new tips and tricks. Course pace was good not to slow or fast and I was able to follow along and take some notes. I can recommend it as a good overview
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio
Submitted 6 months ago
The tutorials are crisp , precise and modular. Very helpful to get started,
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live
Submitted 6 months ago
Good to remember my last class and good tips
I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Sound Designer
Submitted 7 months ago
Thanks for teaching me about all the details and secrets. I'm working with Live now for multiple years, but was always too lazy to study the manual. I would have had saved a lot of time and would have even increased my creativity and workflow much earlier. I highly recommend! Please update any new features that might come out and if you have further tips and tricks, please share!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live
Submitted 7 months ago
Providing the foundation to build my skill sets!
I am roughly halfway through these tutorials, they are detailed, easy to understand, great visual representation ( obviously) of the DAW in action, information flows nice and sequentially, I am very happy with these tutorials, Thank You. Please continue to add to the present curriculum!!!
I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Pro Tools
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Submitted 9 months ago
This tutorial series explains Ableton features in depth with easy to follow instructions
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 9 months ago
Outstanding! Better Than a different Ableton Live Course I Paid Much For
I realize from watching these lessons how much I was not taught in a different Ableton Live course I took. I really like that these lessons are essentially videos of the instructor doing the work in Ableton. the other course I took was a confusing mess of diagrams and writing (incomplete) we read. Here, live images convey so much more -- much more than trying to describe it in written words. This course is a bargain. My learning is solidified.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Ableton Live
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