In this class, we will start learning Ableton Live by thoroughly looking over the interface, the Session and Arrangement Views, and doing a few projects.

For years I've been teaching Ableton Live in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Ableton Live can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn't be a barrier. This class uses the same outline and syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost.

What will I learn in this Course?

  • Navigating the 2 Views of Ableton Live
  • Arrangement View
  • Session View
  • Whats New in Live 11
  • Info View, Help View, and "Learning how to Learn" Ableton Live
  • Using the Clip Slot Grid
  • Live's Signal Flow
  • Recording Audio
  • Recording MIDI
  • Recording to the Arrangement
  • Editing Audio and MIDI
  • Automation
  • The Groove Pool
  • Full Track Deconstructions
  • And Much, Much, More!

Course Outline

  • The Live Interface
    • Introduction
    • What is an Ableton Certified Trainer?
    • Tools You Will Need
    • The 2 Views of Ableton Live
    • The Arrangement View
    • The Session View
    • What’s New in Live 11
  • Navigating Live
    • Navigating Overview
    • Info View
    • Help View
    • Zooming and Scrolling
    • The Main Sequencer Window (Arrangement View)
    • The Clip Slot Grid (Session View)
    • The Clip View and Clip Window
    • Creating Clips (Audio and MIDI)
  • The Browser
    • Using the Browser
    • Collections
    • Sounds
    • Drums
    • Instruments
    • Audio Effects
    • MIDI Effects
    • Max For Live
    • Plug-Ins
    • Clips
    • Samples
    • Grooves
    • Templates
    • Places
    • Packs
    • New Lesson
  • Recording in Live
    • Adding Content to Live
    • The Preferences
    • Signal Flow
    • Recording Audio
    • Recording MIDI
    • Take Lanes
    • Comping
    • Session Deconstruction
  • Editing in Live
    • Editing Clips
    • Timeline Functions and Looping
    • Looping
    • MIDI Editing
    • Quantizing
    • MPE Editing
    • Automation
    • The Groove Pool
    • Session Deconstruction No. 2
  • Wrap Up
    • What’s Next?
    • Wrap Up

Course Information

Estimated Time: 3 Hours

Course Instructor

Jay Allen Author

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. He currently is an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and is the CEO and co-founder of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.



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