Ableton Live Tutorial

Starting a Club Track in Live 9

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    Introduction (2:20)


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    Sample Selection (3:55)


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    Loading up the Channels (8:20)


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    Pre-Planning (1:56)


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    Making the Tough Lead (15:32)


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    Extending the Tough Lead (21:00)


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    A Bit Off The Top (2:30)


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    Adding Drums (13:50)


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    Making Some Percussion (8:25)


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    Put on the Hats (12:15)


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    Starting the Melody (18:08)


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    Making the Chord Progression (9:55)


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    Making a Pad (9:48)


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    Arpeggio Sound Design (9:12)


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    Chord Progression Sound Design (13:42)


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    Sub Bass (11:10)


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    Final Tweaks & Conclusion (4:48)


Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan is back and ready to show that you don't need any fancy third party plug-ins or instruments to make a great track in Live 9. In this series Timothy starts a club track using randomly selected samples, with Live 9 instruments and processing only! Timothy also includes his Live session file and samples so you can work and experiment along with him.

Timothy begins the series with a short introduction to what you can expect from this series. Next it's on to sample selection. Timothy does this randomly, by turning Live's preview function off, and is unable to hear the samples he is selecting until they are in his session, and loaded into channels! Timothy goes over the thought process for deciding what kind of track to make and then jumps right onto creating the initial lead sound.

From there Timothy adds drums and other percussion, including toms, hi-hats, pads and much more. Throughout the series Tim discusses and demonstrates the importance of EQing in the mix, sidechain techniques, volume saturation, frequency splitting and many other creative techniques.

If you use Ableton Live 9, this series from Timothy Allan will help you get your club track off to a great start. It's inspiration made easy... Get "Starting a Club Track with Live 9" today.


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Saskas
Submitted 2 months ago

Helpful!!

Nice step by step how you can do it. Hoping for the arrangement videos.

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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 3 months ago

Excelent !

Very good tutorial, thumbs up !!

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Mister Daniel
Submitted 5 months ago

Helpful

Fun and a relief to see it's not incredibly difficult to make music

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

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davidhall808yahoocom
Submitted 7 months ago

Still slightly confused !

Pretty helpful , but as far as the tracks were, for my taste kind of weak, not t

I am a: Professional, Musician, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cubase

Response from Customer Service:

HI and thanks for your review!
I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful. This is an entry level run through of the basics to start a club track in Live 9 so the tracks themselves will be basic by design. More advanced instruction will provide more advanced tracks.
I'm sorry you only felt it deserved a 2.5 star rating. If you are still confused on the process then checking out our Finishing a Club Track in Live 9 may help clear up the remainder of your questions.
Good luck with your projects!
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Cassandra
Submitted 11 months ago

Learned a ton!

These videos cover so much in putting together a song. Seeing the workflow of an artist, troubleshooting tips, and tricks was very helpful. You learn how to create those classic sounds that we all hear as well as techniques for arrangements and buildups, giving you the ability to take these new tools with you to new songs you create.

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Nikmusic
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice videos, to get used to work deeply in Ableton

Nice videos, to get used to work deeply in Ableton, had only a bit to struggle looking to the new Simpler layout which is quite different from the one used in this videos

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Renate
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent!

This has been an extremely helpful course! Let me just briefly touch on a few things that I found interesting. One thing is, early on, the instructor mentioned something about how, rather than try to lay down whatever ideas he had in his head at the time, he prefers to just get started with some sounds, rhythms, riffs, etc.. and see where it leads. I like that approach personally because I think you can come up with stuff beyond what you'd normally imagine that way. Another thing I liked is while the course is primarily focused on producing a track, it does help build on whatever working knowledge you have of Ableton's instruments and effects. The last thing I want to mention is.. Um, well, what I did was create two different Ableton sets to do the course with, and use different chord progressions and melodies from what the instructor was doing, but I did try to follow all the coursework - the concepts, the tweaks etc.. so in the end, I ended up with two original tracks which bear no resemblance to the instructors track. One turned out just ok, but I'm quite pleased with the other one. Looking forward to the "Finishing a Club Track" course next!

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

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jojo
Submitted 1 year ago

good

good start

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

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TBMotherlode
Submitted 1 year ago

Very good instruction!

Enjoyable personality, and well done. A lot to learn, but worth watching more than once and extremely helpful in learning about Ableton.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

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rakwob
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Very detail and super informative

The course itself is awesome and the instructor explains what he does well. I just wish he had opened his sample files and let us use them.

I am a: Semi-Pro

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your review! It's very much appreciated. Timothy actually does offer a project file and his samples to use. At the bottom of the product page, click the Course Extras button and follow along with Timothy using his samples. All the best!
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

As a very young kid my parents signed me up for piano lessons. My mom said if I quit that I would regret it later on in life, but I thought piano lessons were boring! Electronic music was a natural progression for me from those early days, it let me combine my love of technology and all things nerdy with a love of loud and strange noises.

2. What training have you had?

I've had years and years of training from a good friend of mine named "The Internet", and before him my other good pal "Trial and Error". 

3. When did you get into recording?

The wonder of synthesis and certain electronic music is that you never really have to record anything if you don't want to! Although I do remember way back in the day recording found sounds on an old garage sale cassette recorder I bought, and using those samples in old school Trackers on the Apple II.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with, and for, a whole bunch of fantastic people so far. Some of the more popular ones include Empire of the Sun, Dirty South, Ash, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Kennedy, Hong Kong Blondes, Loverush UK, Molly Bancroft, Made by Monkeys, Tiff Lacey, Marcie, Offer Nissim and Kirsty Hawkshaw. Madonna chose a track I made for a compilation she released, although she never called or took me for lunch! That really doesn't count as 'working with' does it!?

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I'm good at training people because I remember what it was like to be the newbie, and I try and go over things that I would have found interesting and cool, back when I was starting out. I take the time to learn the techniques inside and out, and then break that down quickly for people.

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Starting a Club Track in Live 9 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful!! Nice step by step how you can do it. Hoping for the arrangement videos.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excelent ! Very good tutorial, thumbs up !!
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Fun and a relief to see it's not incredibly difficult to make music
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learned a ton! These videos cover so much in putting together a song. Seeing the workflow of an artist, troubleshooting tips, and tricks was very helpful. You learn how to create those classic sounds that we all hear as well as techniques for arrangements and buildups, giving you the ability to take these new tools with you to new songs you create.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice videos, to get used to work deeply in Ableton Nice videos, to get used to work deeply in Ableton, had only a bit to struggle looking to the new Simpler layout which is quite different from the one used in this videos
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! This has been an extremely helpful course! Let me just briefly touch on a few things that I found interesting. One thing is, early on, the instructor mentioned something about how, rather than try to lay down whatever ideas he had in his head at the time, he prefers to just get started with some sounds, rhythms, riffs, etc.. and see where it leads. I like that approach personally because I think you can come up with stuff beyond what you'd normally imagine that way. Another thing I liked is while the course is primarily focused on producing a track, it does help build on whatever working knowledge you have of Ableton's instruments and effects. The last thing I want to mention is.. Um, well, what I did was create two different Ableton sets to do the course with, and use different chord progressions and melodies from what the instructor was doing, but I did try to follow all the coursework - the concepts, the tweaks etc.. so in the end, I ended up with two original tracks which bear no resemblance to the instructors track. One turned out just ok, but I'm quite pleased with the other one. Looking forward to the "Finishing a Club Track" course next!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from good good start
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good instruction! Enjoyable personality, and well done. A lot to learn, but worth watching more than once and extremely helpful in learning about Ableton.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Very detail and super informative The course itself is awesome and the instructor explains what he does well. I just wish he had opened his sample files and let us use them.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great intro Exactly what you need to get a solid workflow to start with.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Helpful! This series was super helpful and i strongly recommend for anyone wanting to get started.. it's the perfect push to get you over the hump.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from an enjoyable romp into music creation getting started is a pain sometimes, and i like many get grounded with the uphill task of getting creative, this series of videos puts another spin on getting things off the ground, just using a handful of samples and the basics within ableton is all you need. not for a beginner as you need to get your head around ableton to some degree. I really enjoyed this series and look forward to getting into the second part, thanks tim really enjoyed the humour too!
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Still slightly confused ! Pretty helpful , but as far as the tracks were, for my taste kind of weak, not t
Date published: 1969-12-31