Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial

Setting Up Ableton Live for DJing

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:38

    Josh Bess opens up the Live Webinar with an explanation of the topics for the day, along with welcoming new and returning guests to the live-webinar event.

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    Tutorial 2

    Setting Up Ableton Live for DJing (Lesson)

    19:58

    Josh Bess takes you under the hood of his live setup with Ableton Live and explains how he DJs and performs live for his own club events.

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    Tutorial 3

    Warping

    3:18

    Josh answers a question abut warping tracks when he DJs.

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    Tutorial 4

    Original Songs vs. Other Artist Songs

    4:21

    Josh discusses what type of songs he uses in his sets.

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    Tutorial 5

    Master Channel Effects

    0:58

    Josh talks about the effects he places on his master channel.

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    Tutorial 6

    Performing the Drum Rack Live

    3:02

    Josh discusses performing with his live drum track, recording the drums into loops, and incorporating them into his set.

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    Tutorial 7

    Mixing the Songs in Your Set

    6:01

    Josh talks how he mixes between the Deck A tunes with the Deck B tunes or simply goes from one track to another.

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    Tutorial 8

    Song Order

    4:06

    Josh answers a question regarding if he pre-plans the song order in his set or improvises.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Auto-Pan, Sidechain Trick

    1:57

    Josh explains a personal trick from his live-performance set.

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    Tutorial 10

    Launch Control XL MIDI Mappings

    0:52

    Josh answers a question regarding the MIDI mappings of his Launch Control XL.

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    Tutorial 11

    The Audio Interface

    1:42

    Josh talks about the audio interface he has been using for a few years.

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    Tutorial 12

    Webinar Outro

    2:07

    Josh closes out the live webinar, and explains how to tune into the upcoming free live-webinar event.

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.

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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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