Learn the basics of this powerful virtual sampler instrument.
Simpler Envelopes & LFO15:46
Discover advanced features of the awesome Simpler virtual sampler.
Learn the basics of the fantastic Impulse virtual synthesizer.
The various Warp Modes allow for more precise control over the way Live manipulates audio data that is being stretched. This tutorial explains each mode and gives examples.
Craig now shows you how to put the different warp modes to use.
Discover the incredible flexibility of mapping Live’s features and functions to keys on your keyboard.
See how to map Live’s features and functions to your MIDI controller keyboard for easy control and performance.
Craig shows you how to utilize Instant Mapping to quickly create macros to control different elements in Live.
EQ Overview and Usage19:17
Get an in depth explanation of Equalization as well as how to use it, all shown using the great sounding Live EQ effect.
Craig explains and showcases the Live compressor’s features and functions and how to use it.
Discover Live’s different MIDI effects features and functions and how to use them to make more interesting MIDI parts.
See how to use the Velocity Plug-In to alter velocity values to make more dynamic MIDI passages.
Learn all about Live’s complex MIDI arppegiator and how to create cool MIDI parts.
VST & AU Plug-Ins8:54
Craig shows you how to get 3rd party plug-ins up and running within Live.
Discover how to map macros and use them to control more than one parameter with one knob.
Learn to use Zones to select and control your different Racks in Live.
See how Drum Racks are different from other racks in Live and how to use their exclusive features and functions.
Locators & Time Signatures7:53
Craig explains Live’s markers for easy navigation around your song as well as creating time signature changes in your session.
Learn about Live’s powerful automation features and how to create and edit automation data for real time control of parameters.
Craig shows you how to create and use Clip Envelope automation for powerful parameter control and how it differs from regular automation.
Live 8 Updates
VST / AU Configuration6:05
Learn all about the changes to VST/AU configuration in Live 8.
MIDI Editor - Creating Notes1:53
The MIDI Editor was one of the most updated aspects of Live 8. This tutorial discusses the process for creating notes.
MIDI Editor - Editing Notes7:39
Continuing on the updates and features of the MIDI editor in Live 8, this video discusses the ways you can edit notes.
MIDI Editor - Navigation3:41
Get time saving advice and instruction on navigation within the MIDI Editor interface.
MIDI Editor - Selecting Notes3:38
There are several ways you can select notes for editing or modification. Get the low down with this tutorial.
Warping is another feature that has seen updates. This tutorial introduces you to Warping in Live 8.
Get some real world practical examples on how to use the Warping features in Live 8 on your drum tracks.
Get a detailed introduction in to the Step Record features of Live 8.
Compatible with Live 7 & 8, this collection of advanced Ableton Live video tutorials, presented by Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough, takes it to the next level and explains the deeper features and functions of Ableton Live.
Learn about the major Live instruments, commonly used effects, warping, mapping and many other exciting topics. Craig offers knowledge that is sure to take your Live skills to the next level and make you a master.
Submitted 11 months ago
Super helpful, I keep coming back to these to spruce up my Ableton skills.
I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer
Submitted 1 year ago
Also suitable as a follow up series for Ableton Live 9
For a while I did not really look into this series, because I have Live 9 and I thought "what can I learn from a series about Live 8". But I was wrong. There really are videos in this Ableton Live 8 Explained vol 2 series that are still helpful for a Live 9 user. I have watched the Live 9 Explained before, but I did find that some topics where not explained enough. This Ableton Live 8 series vol 2 is filling in some gaps for me. The teacher is explaining everything very well and detailed. That is why I can still recommend it if you already watched Ableton Live 9 explained.
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist
Submitted 1 year ago
One of the best
These two videos, Vol 1 and Vol 2 are clear and very thorough. I've purchased many if not most of the Ableton video series and I feel that these two are the best of the lot. The video's cover Ableton 7 & 8, NOT the latest version but everything in here is relevant. The dept of coverage of tricks, tips, keyboard controls, ways of editing is more in depth than any of the other Ableton 9 videos available. If you really want to drill into this program, I highly recommend these two. The instructor is clear, thorough and very logical in his approach. I wish he'd update these videos to this degree of depth for the current version, yet nothing is lost by purchasing these gems. All the fundamentals are there. And, they are available at a cheap price!
I am a: Beginner
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