Ableton Live 8 Tutorial

Ableton Live 8 Explained® - Vol 1

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    Tutorial 1

    Unlocking Live

    5:22

    See how to properly unlock Live and authorize your computer for use.

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    Tutorial 2

    Audio Settings

    11:31

    Learn all about Live’s audio settings and how to set them up to access your audio hardware.

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    Tutorial 3

    Live Sets & Projects

    8:02

    Discover how to create, save and open sessions, and learn about the different files that are made when creating a Live session.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Browser

    8:22

    Craig gives you an in-depth overview of the powerful Live browser’s features and functions.

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    Tutorial 5

    Understanding Session View

    13:16

    Discover the Session view’s features and functions and how to use them.

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    Tutorial 6

    Working with Clips

    15:55

    Learn all about the different types of Live building blocks called clips and how to use them.

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    Tutorial 7

    Working with MIDI Files

    3:50

    See the differences when working with MIDI file clips in Live.

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    Tutorial 8

    Working with Audio Files

    7:51

    Discover the different Audio file types that Live supports and how to use them in Live.

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    Tutorial 9

    Working with Tracks

    13:56

    Craig explains the different track types found in Live and how to use them.

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    Tutorial 10

    Working with Scenes

    8:31

    Learn about the features and functions that make up a Scene in Live.

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    Tutorial 11

    Understanding the Mixer

    8:58

    Craig goes into detail explaining the Live mixer’s features and functions.

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    Tutorial 12

    Recording Audio

    12:51

    Learn how to record audio into Live as well as routing signals.

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    Tutorial 13

    Audio Effects

    12:25

    Discover Live’s built-in effects and how to use them in your sessions.

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    Tutorial 14

    Sends & Returns

    12:59

    See how to efficiently and creatively use effects in Live via Send & Return tracks.

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    Tutorial 15

    Intro to Racks

    10:20

    Learn how to create Racks in Live which group together instruments and effects for powerful performance and management.

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    Tutorial 16

    Creating MIDI Clips

    9:42

    See the best ways to record and or create MIDI clips in Live.

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    Tutorial 17

    The MIDI Editor

    18:46

    Discover how to edit MIDI in Live using the advanced MIDI editing features and functions found in the MIDI editor window.

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    Tutorial 18

    The Arrangement View

    16:00

    See how to layout all of your individual parts and clips to create an arrangement for your song.

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    Tutorial 19

    Freeze & Consolidate

    9:00

    Craig explains how to reduce CPU strain and or turn MIDI clips into audio.

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    Tutorial 20

    Exporting Audio

    12:11

    Learn to render your finished track so you can burn it to disc or MP3 file to share with the world.

Live 8 Updates

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    Tutorial 21

    VST / AU Configuration

    6:05

    Learn all about the changes to VST/AU configuration in Live 8.

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    Tutorial 22

    MIDI Editor - Creating Notes

    1:53

    The MIDI Editor was one of the most updated aspects of Live 8. This tutorial discusses the process for creating notes.

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    Tutorial 23

    MIDI Editor - Editing Notes

    7:39

    Continuing on the updates and features of the MIDI editor in Live 8, this video discusses the ways you can edit notes.

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    Tutorial 24

    MIDI Editor - Navigation

    3:41

    Get time saving advice and instruction on navigation within the MIDI Editor interface.

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    Tutorial 25

    MIDI Editor - Selecting Notes

    3:38

    There are several ways you can select notes for editing or modification. Get the low down with this tutorial.

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    Tutorial 26

    Warping

    9:17

    Warping is another feature that has seen updates. This tutorial introduces you to Warping in Live 8.

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    Tutorial 27

    Warping Drums

    8:40

    Get some real world practical examples on how to use the Warping features in Live 8 on your drum tracks.

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    Tutorial 28

    Step Record

    4:35

    Get a detailed introduction in to the Step Record features of Live 8.

Compatible with Live 7 & 8, this collection of Ableton Live video tutorials, presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, will explain the basics such as unlocking Live, audio settings, working with clips, to more advance topics such as sends and returns, MIDI editing, exporting audio and much more.

Craig demystifies the powerful Ableton Live like no one else and takes you step-by-step from the beginning. You'll get up and running fast and be on your way to becoming a true Ableton Live power user.

sol72
Submitted 7 months ago

Extraordinarily constructive.

Extraordinarily constructive. Helpful and on point to start off with learning Ableton. Great tool to grasp the basics. It also should be noted that tutorial is not dependent on the version 7, 8 or 9. The Instructor is easy to listen and smooth in his dictation.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

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hgutti91
Submitted 11 months ago

Awesome.

Super informative.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer

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tamer
Submitted 1 year ago

very good

very good, but the Sound of the instructor need to be more clear

I am a: Professional

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I have been living and breathing music, and music technology, for most of my life. I first got into music by learning guitar over 20 years ago, at around 11 years old, and after playing in bands throughout my school years. I studied Audio engineering at college, at first with analogue tape and MIDI gear using external synths and an early version of Cubase.

2. What training have you had?

After leaving school and earning a living playing in bands for a while I started working in live sound in the mid 1990s, working on a lot of live music events, large and small, while still writing and producing my own music, both solo and with various different bands.  By this time my music took more electronic focus, switching to Logic to sequence samplers, synths and drum machines, and record live instruments and vocals. 

3. When did you get into recording?

From 2000 I worked in a production studio in the UK, mainly using Logic, Cubase SX, Nuendo, Wavelab, Sound Forge and the Waves plug-ins for audio engineering, and Reason and Acid for music composition, until discovering Ableton Live in 2002.

4. People you have worked with/for?

When MIDI was added to Live in version 4, I focused much more on using Ableton Live with Native Instruments and Waves Plug-ins, getting to know them intimately. Over the last few years I have been an internal tester for Ableton’s upcoming versions and I am also an Ableton Certified Trainer.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I am good at training people because I have an intimate relationship and passion with the technology I use. I strive to develop a deep understanding of the tools I use and genuinely want to share that expereince with others

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    Designing Electronic Drums

    Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough reveals the steps to design fat, brilliant modern and classic electronic drum sounds. The techniques Craig shows you can then be applied in any DAW and to any type of sound to make them stand out and be noticed!

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Ableton Live 8 Explained® - Vol 1 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extraordinarily constructive. Extraordinarily constructive. Helpful and on point to start off with learning Ableton. Great tool to grasp the basics. It also should be noted that tutorial is not dependent on the version 7, 8 or 9. The Instructor is easy to listen and smooth in his dictation.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome. Super informative.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from very good very good, but the Sound of the instructor need to be more clear
Date published: 2016-11-20