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DJing with Ableton Live

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    Role of a DJ

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

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    Dragging Audio From An Outside Source

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

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    Accessing Music Within the Live Browser

    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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    Playing the Music

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

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    Managing Your Music

    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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    Managing Your Music In The Ableton Live Browser

    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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    Warping Full Songs

    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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    Warp From Here Options

    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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    Warp Markers

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

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    Warp Modes

    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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    Saving Clip Info

    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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    Creating Cue Points with Audio Clips

    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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    Saving Audio Clip Cue Points

    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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    Deck A & Deck B

    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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    Beat Matching Warped & Un-Warped Songs

    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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    Connecting an Audio Interface

    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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    Headphone Cueing

    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.

Product Overview


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!


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Darryl
Submitted 3 months ago

A Perfect Start to DJing in Ableton

This Title by Josh Bess is SO helpful. He covers a lot of topics that I want to know for Ableton, smoothly and thoroughly. So much so that I'm going through it for maybe the 4th time, but this time I went through the whole set of videos from start to finish all over again! Now, on to his advanced course!....

I am a: Semi-Pro


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Grand Lamat
Submitted 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 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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Darryl
Submitted 3 months ago

A Perfect Start to DJing in Ableton

This Title by Josh Bess is SO helpful. He covers a lot of topics that I want to know for Ableton, smoothly and thoroughly. So much so that I'm going through it for maybe the 4th time, but this time I went through the whole set of videos from start to finish all over again! Now, on to his advanced course!....

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Grand Lamat
Submitted 2 years 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 3 years 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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fer_
Submitted 3 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

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

Josh Bess is a music producer and educator, born and raised in New York, currently based in Tokyo, Japan. 
Josh Bess is an Amazon Books Top Selling author in the music category with his book, Electronic Dance Music Grooves published with Hal Leonard Corporation. 
 
Josh has music production, composition, and artist credits with Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO, and more, along with original music releases with electronic music labels, such as Armada Music, Bosphorus Underground Recordings and Naschkatze Underground Recordings.
 
Josh offers private teaching to aspiring music producers on his website, http://www.joshbess.live.

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    In this video tutorial series designed for the new or beginner synth sound designer, synth pro Josh Bess shows you how to make 10 useful synth sounds using the Novation Circuit Mono Station. You can use the info on any real or virtual synthesizer, and you get both quick and dirty tutorials for those who want just the steps to take to make the sounds, as well as versions that are more detailed and include tips and tricks!

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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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In this course, Josh Bess opens up his own personal live-DJ performance setup in Ableton Live, and explains how to set up, perform, and incorporate your own personal music and style into a live-club event. Josh discusses many ways to get started building your own setup, along with other tips and tricks to incorporate into your own live performance, no matter what style of music you are creating and DJing with.

DJing with Ableton Live is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A Perfect Start to DJing in Ableton This Title by Josh Bess is SO helpful. He covers a lot of topics that I want to know for Ableton, smoothly and thoroughly. So much so that I'm going through it for maybe the 4th time, but this time I went through the whole set of videos from start to finish all over again! Now, on to his advanced course!....
Date published: 2019-06-24
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
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