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Ableton Live Tutorial

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.

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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 2 years 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 2 years 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 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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    10 Useful Sounds with: Circuit Mono Station

    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 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.

Learn how to integrate lighting and visual control from within Ableton Live using DMX. Josh Bess will guide you through the fundamental concepts and help you evolve this essential part of being a stand-out live DJ.

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough follows up with a new series about DJ'ing with Ableton Live, continuing where he left off, going deeper into the world of DJ'ing with Live.

Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough takes you through the fundamentals of DJ'ing with Live, demystifying commonly misunderstood and overlooked skills and techniques needed to create a solid DJ set, and get the club moving.

Ableton pro Thomas Cochran delivers in-depth Ableton Live 11 video tutorials! If you're new to Ableton Live 11 and want to know all about the new features and functions that were added, this is the video series for you. Thomas also provides a Live Project file so you can follow along with the comping video lesson on your Live computer setup. These videos are for those who already know Ableton Live, but want to learn specifically about the new additions to version 11.

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.

Studio wiz Thomas Cochran brings you detailed beat production video tutorials! See how to make a complete "vintage movie score" inspired beat, step-by-step using many of today's popular plug-ins and instruments. The videos are shot with Ableton Live, but the info can be applied to any DAW. This series is for those who are already familiar with using their DAW, but want to learn to make a vintage sounding beat. You also get the samples and Ableton Live projects used in the videos so you can follow along on your studio system.

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.

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.

Josh Bess presents melodic techno production video tutorials designed for the absolute beginner! See step by step how to make your very first melodic techno track in Ableton Live and start your journey into producing this epic electronic music genre. You also get the samples, audio effects, MIDI files, and Serum presets used in the tutorial so you can follow along.

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.

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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