In this class, we will be focusing on how to edit, produce, arrange, and compose in Ableton Live.
In this class, we will be focusing on how to edit, produce, arrange, and compose in Ableton Live. 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?

  • Looping
  • Locators
  • Key Mapping
  • Reversing Clips
  • Time Signatures Changes (session and arrangement)
  • Meter Changes (session and arrangement)
  • Adding harmony
  • Working with vocal samples
  • Creating beats
  • Working with one-shots
  • Slice to MIDI for beat production
  • Drum racks (!)
  • Consolidating
  • Recording/Writing Drum grooves
  • Layering Synths
  • Freezing & Flattening
  • Audio Effects
  • Automating Effects
  • Side-Chaining
  • Routing & Bussing
  • Resampling
  • ...and much more!

Course Outline

  • Introduction & Overview
    • Introduction
    • What is an Ableton Certified Trainer?
  • Arrangement View Editing
    • Arrangement View Editing
    • Timeline Commands
    • Clips: Moving, Copying, Reversing
    • Clip Fades
    • Split and Join
    • Drag and Drop
    • Automating Tempo and Time Signatures
    • Downloading and Uploading Sessions
    • [Download] Session No. 1
  • Session View Editing
    • Session View Editing
    • Setting Up Loops
    • Looping on Beat 2
    • Clip Envelopes
    • Tempo Changes in Session View
    • Meter Changes in Session View
    • Moving Clips Between Views
    • The Back to Arrangement Button
    • Record to Arrangement
    • [Download] Session No. 2
  • Making Beats
    • Beats!
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Working with Loops
    • Chopping Up Loops
    • Consolidating
    • Slice to New MIDI Track
    • Working with Drum Racks
    • Creating Your Own Drum Racks
    • Recording Your Drum Racks
    • Using Take Lanes
    • Fast Hi Hats
    • The Triplet Grid
    • [Download] Session No. 3
  • Producing with Synths
    • Live’s Synthesizers
    • Layering Synths
    • Freezing and Flattening
    • [Download] Session No. 4
  • Working with Effects
    • Applying Effects
    • Basic Audio Effects
    • Automating Effects
  • Advanced Production Techniques
    • Production Techniques
    • Side-Chaining
    • Routing and Bussing
    • Resampling
    • [Download] Session No. 5
  • Wrap Up
    • Coming Up 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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Introduction & Overview

Arrangement View Editing

Session View Editing

Making Beats

Producing with Synths

Working with Effects

Advanced Production Techniques

Wrap Up

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