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Ableton Live Wavetable Explained®

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    Meet Ableton Wavetable

    In this video, Scottie goes over wavetable synthesis basics and then introduces you to Ableton Wavetable.

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    The Oscillators

    Next, Scottie shows you how to use Wavetable's oscillators, and cool oscillator effects to further evolve your sounds.

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    The Filters

    Now it's time to take a look at the filter section, which according to Scottie, is very straight forward and easy to use.

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    The Envelopes

    Scottie now focuses on the Modulation section which contains two different types of internal modulation, and starts with the first, the three envelopes.

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    The LFOs

    The second type of internal modulation in Wavetable are LFOs. Scottie shows you how they work.

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    The Matrix

    Now, let's put it all together. The Matrix allows you to configure all of your modulation routing for some amazing possibilities.

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    Sound Design

    Finally, Scottie ends the series with a bit of sound design, showing you just a tiny bit of what Wavetable can do!

Product Overview


Ableton Live 10 Certified instructor Scottie Dugan brings you a collection of video tutorials designed to get you up to speed with Ableton Live’s new virtual synth, Wavetable!

Scottie starts by teaching you the basics of wavetable synthesis, then introduces Wavetable, covering it’s layout and GUI.

Next, Scottie covers the oscillators found in Wavetable, and why they’re so important, as well as how to create some cool oscillator effects to further evolve your sounds.

The filters and envelops are then covered in detail, as well as important modulation options that really make Wavetable stand out as a powerful synth and sound design tool.

Scottie then gives you in-depth videos on the LFOs and the Matrix, which is where you can configure all of your routing options for creating really unique sounds and patches.

Wrapping it up, you’ll get a sound design video lesson using the things you’ve learnt in the series, giving you an idea as to what Wavetable is capable of.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Ableton Live’s new virtual synth Wavetable, spend some time with Scottie, and get going fast… Watch “Ableton Live Wavetable Explained®” today.


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TonyB
Submitted 1 month ago

Great course!

Definitely helped me with the basics so I didn't feel so lost...

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live


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Timmah
Submitted 2 months ago

And now I get wavetable (and then some!!)

This is a really well delivered set of tutorials that completely cover the operation and potential of wavetable! Inspiring and informative :) Need to update iOS appear new phones please!


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JulianG
Submitted 3 months ago

Simple and easy!

Really good run through!

I am a: Professional, Producer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One


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Julia
Submitted 1 year ago

Great explained!

Thank you, very good explained. Now I understand Wavetable better, even though there is still a lot to learn. Many possibilities.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live


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TonyB
Submitted 1 month ago

Great course!

Definitely helped me with the basics so I didn't feel so lost...

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

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

Timmah
Submitted 2 months ago

And now I get wavetable (and then some!!)

This is a really well delivered set of tutorials that completely cover the operation and potential of wavetable! Inspiring and informative :) Need to update iOS appear new phones please!

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

JulianG
Submitted 3 months ago

Simple and easy!

Really good run through!

I am a: Professional, Producer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Julia
Submitted 1 year ago

Great explained!

Thank you, very good explained. Now I understand Wavetable better, even though there is still a lot to learn. Many possibilities.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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Ableton Live Wavetable Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great course! Definitely helped me with the basics so I didn't feel so lost...
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from And now I get wavetable (and then some!!) This is a really well delivered set of tutorials that completely cover the operation and potential of wavetable! Inspiring and informative :) Need to update iOS appear new phones please!
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple and easy! Really good run through!
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great explained! Thank you, very good explained. Now I understand Wavetable better, even though there is still a lot to learn. Many possibilities.
Date published: 2018-08-02
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