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DJing with Ableton Live

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    Tutorial 1

    Role of a DJ

    1:32

    This video explains what a DJ is and helps you understand the gear that is used in the DJ industry.

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    Tutorial 2

    Dragging Audio From An Outside Source

    4:12

    This video focuses on the quick and easy ways to bring music into Ableton for DJing.

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    Tutorial 3

    Accessing Music Within the Live Browser

    1:40

    In this video, Josh shows you how to navigate and bring music into Live from the browser, never having to leave the DAW or open any other windows.

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    Tutorial 4

    Playing the Music

    3:10

    This video shows you how to play music inside Ableton and how to understand the different ways Ableton plays back.

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    Tutorial 5

    Managing Your Music

    4:16

    Josh shows us common and efficient ways to manage and access your music and shares some personal organization styles that will help you stay comfortable and confident in the booth.

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    Tutorial 6

    Managing Your Music In The Ableton Live Browser

    1:51

    This video shows you how to manage and search for music through the Ableton browser keeping things quick and accessible inside the DAW.

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    Tutorial 7

    Warping Full Songs

    6:50

    This video covers one of the most essential parts of Ableton Djing, Warping. This allows you to speed up and slow down your music without changing your pitch.

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    Tutorial 8

    Warp From Here Options

    5:59

    Josh talks about the Warp From Here option which can quickly get your track sounding on time with your project tempo and metronome.

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    Tutorial 9

    Warp Markers

    3:28

    This video explains Warp Markers and helps you understand how they work and effect your tracks timing and alignment.

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    Tutorial 10

    Warp Modes

    3:40

    Josh explains the main Warp Modes that are used for DJing, which are Beats, Complex, and Re-Pitch, but this video also goes over the other Modes available like Complex Pro, Tones, and Re-Pitch.

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    Tutorial 11

    Saving Clip Info

    2:13

    This video shows you how to have Ableton save all of your warping information so if you ever re-drag the track that you already warped out, it will automatically maintain it's warp markers and same information that's save within the clip.

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    Tutorial 12

    Creating Cue Points with Audio Clips

    12:34

    Josh explains how to create cue points with your Ableton Clips. This allows you to make multiple clips of the same song giving you the ability to launch different sections easily during a live performance.

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    Tutorial 13

    Saving Audio Clip Cue Points

    2:28

    In this video, Josh shows you how to save all of your Cue Point Clips and save them into Abletons Browser for easily navigation and locating for future performances.

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    Tutorial 14

    Deck A & Deck B

    4:10

    In this video, Josh helps us understand how the Deck A and Deck B works within Ableton. This video also shows you how to go between both decks with the crossfader, and how this can make DJing more familiar to the traditional CD-J or Vinyl DJ.

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    Tutorial 15

    Beat Matching Warped & Un-Warped Songs

    4:43

    Josh explains how to beat match un-warped songs which avoids the need to go through any warping processes and remains unlinked to the Abletons quantization grid.

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    Tutorial 16

    Connecting an Audio Interface

    3:30

    This video shows you how to how to connect an audio interface to Ableton Live for DJing. This covers using multiple outputs for the booth monitor, headphones, etc...

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    Tutorial 17

    Headphone Cueing

    4:46

    This video shows you how to use headphone cueing within Ableton Live, and how properly setting up your headphone IO to properly hear what you want to during a live performance.

In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide, pro DJ Josh Bess explains how to DJ a set with Ableton Live software!

Josh begins by welcoming you and then introduces you to Ableton Live, along with many essential features to incorporate into a live DJ set. Then it's all about how to Import Audio, set up Beat Matching, Headphone Cueing, and more. Josh then provides Tips and Tricks to Creating a Solid Dj set with ideas focusing on Music Organization, Labeling, and File Saving.

If you're new to DJing or want more info on using Ableton Live when DJing, this video series will get you you started, with an end result of understanding how to smoothly navigate through Ableton Live, and mix multiple tracks together at a clean and professional level... Watch "DJing with Ableton Live" today!

Grand Lamat
Submitted 9 months ago

helpfull

it was a really good overview for djing with ableton

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live

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Shockwave
Submitted 1 year ago

Just love Groove3

I have been looking for some good DJing courses online, none of the stuff from youtube was helpful so I decided to grab an all access pass and watch something here. Now I know what I need to and how I need to DJ. Good stuff.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Beat Maker

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fer_
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Features and great practical knowledge!

Excellent tips to DJ for Ableton Live users. Very well explained.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Student

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JOSH BESS is a percussionist, electronic performing artist, and Ableton Certified Trainer. Performing with multiple artists and employing a wide variety of styles, he is experienced in jazz, funk, Latin, pop, rock, and more. In addition to performing, Bess developed an interest in music production and went on to earn his college degree in audio engineering and jazz commercial performance. He has fused his knowledge and his ear for audio production with his percussive background to develop an efficient and creative electronic workflow—a combination that he regularly puts to work in his compositions and live performances. For more information, visit www.joshbess.net.

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    Advanced DJing with Ableton Live

    In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide, DJ extraordinaire Josh Bess explains how to go further when DJing with Ableton Live, and provides advanced tips and tricks to incorporate into your live DJ performances.

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    Building Your Own Custom Audio-Effect Rack

    In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll learn how to create useful custom audio Ableton Live effect racks, making a powerful sonic tool for both your own original music productions and live performances.

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    Creating a Natural Drum Sampler

    In this course, Josh Bess explains how to create a natural sounding and feeling drum sampler, from the use of pre-recorded samples. Josh demonstrates how to quickly build this tool and provides a fully detailed explanation of how to apply this idea to your own creation process.

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    Creating a Song Inspired from a Vocal Sample

    In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll see how to create a full song from a simple one-shot vocal sample including how to get started, progress, and finish as well as other helpful techniques!

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    Creating Acoustic Drum Grooves with Ableton Live

    In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide video course, Josh Bess explains how to create realistic-sounding drum grooves using Ableton Live and the included Ableton Live Drum Racks specifically created for this video course by Josh.

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DJing with Ableton Live is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from helpfull it was a really good overview for djing with ableton
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just love Groove3 I have been looking for some good DJing courses online, none of the stuff from youtube was helpful so I decided to grab an all access pass and watch something here. Now I know what I need to and how I need to DJ. Good stuff.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Features and great practical knowledge! Excellent tips to DJ for Ableton Live users. Very well explained.
Date published: 2016-06-15