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Setting Up Ableton Live for DJing

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    Introduction

    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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    Setting Up Ableton Live for DJing (Lesson)

    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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    Warping

    Josh answers a question abut warping tracks when he DJs.

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    Original Songs vs. Other Artist Songs

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

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    Master Channel Effects

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

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    Performing the Drum Rack Live

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

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    Mixing the Songs in Your Set

    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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    Song Order

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

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    The Auto-Pan, Sidechain Trick

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

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    Launch Control XL MIDI Mappings

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

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    The Audio Interface

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

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    Webinar Outro

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

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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.


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ThinkAbroad
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent!

Practical advice. I learned a lot. Thank you.


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ThinkAbroad
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent!

Practical advice. I learned a lot. Thank you.

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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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    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.

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Adam Pollard aka Multiplier brings you an in-depth video series all about creating a track from scratch with Ableton Live! Shown in version 10 but applicable to other versions and DAWs, see how to make a modern day track starting with just the kick drum, all the way to mastering and exporting the song for all the world to hear.

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Setting Up Ableton Live for DJing is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Practical advice. I learned a lot. Thank you.
Date published: 2019-12-26
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