Introduction to Ableton Live 9

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Learn how quickly you can get to grips with one of the most powerful and popular music production software packages on the market, with Ableton Certified Trainer Phil MISK. We will show you how to create your own beats, re-edits and you will soon be banging out those tunes. This is a complete guide to the music production capabilities of Ableton and is perfect if you have just started to use the program and want to get a good understanding of how Ableton works and how to begin to create your music in the software.

We will take you through a step by step guide from setting up the software, to creating beats, sampling, creating bass and chords, arranging, automation and much much more. With lesson goals and tasks to follow you will soon master this amazing piece of software from the comfort of your own home.

You can watch the videos as many times as you like, the course notes are yours to keep and download onto your computer, aswell as a free sample pack with samples from top producers like Glimpse and Tom Demac.

At the start of the course we will spend time and set you goals so that you really understand how the program works, then its onto making the music and beginning to build a track. The tasks are designed to make sure you have fully grasped the lessons and we will even advise you on how much time you should spend working through your goals.

The course is set out over 4 sections and we advise working through one session per week, you will get 12 weeks access to the course, so you can go through the lesson as many times as you like.

Course Structure

Lesson 1   - What You Might Need
Lesson 2   - Under The Hood
Lesson 3   - The Live 9 Interface (Part 1)
Lesson 4   - The Live 9 Interface (Part 2)

Lesson 5   - Browsing and Loading Sounds
Lesson 6   - Audio Clips
Lesson 7   - Audio Clips Part 2
Lesson 8   - Clip Launching & Follow Actions
Lesson 9   - Making a beat in Impulse - Rhythm Theory (Part 1)
Lesson 10  - Making a beat in Impulse (Part 2)
Lesson 11  - Keyboard Shortcuts Recap

Lesson 12  - Adding a Beat Loop and Grooves
Lesson 13  - Loading a Midi Instrument and Introduction to Simpler
Lesson 14a - Theory Introduction - Notes and Octaves
Lesson 14b - Theory Contd. - Flats and Sharps
Lesson 14c - Theory Contd. - Simple Chords
Lesson 14d - Theory Contd. - Intervals
Lesson 15  - Writing Your Bass Riff
Lesson 16  - Layering Multiple Sounds
Lesson 17  - Writing a Lead Riff - Using Scalers

Lesson 18  - Moving to the Arrangement View
Lesson 19  - Adding a Pad, using the Arpeggiator
Lesson 20  - Making Transitions
Lesson 21  - Tweaking Your Track
Lesson 22  - Vocal Edits and Further Tweaks (Part I)
Lesson 23  - Vocal Edits and Further Tweaks (Part 2)

Lesson 24  - Mixdowns Part 1 - Volume Levels and Pans
Lesson 25  - Mixdown  Part 2 - EQ8
Lesson 26  - Mixdown  Part 3 - EQ8
Lesson 27  - FX Delays
Lesson 28  - FX Delays (Part 2)
Lesson 29  - FX Reverbs
Lesson 30  - FX Compressors
Lesson 31  - FX Sidechain Compressors
Lesson 32  - FX Extra

With full course notes and diagrams, to guide you through, you will feel like you are in the Subbass studio, we use actual tracks that have been released to give you an insight into what the finished product should look like.

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