Ableton Live’s Analog Instrument
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.
This class is an excerpt of Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 – Synths & Samplers.The full course is available here on Udemy. But if you just want to test the waters of this class, then start here!
In the full class, Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 – Synths & Samplers, we cover tons of content, including all (all!) of the Ableton Live Instruments. Here is a summary of topics from that course:
- Synthesis Basics
- Types of Synthesis
- Physical Modeling Synthesis
- Elements of Synthesis
- Live’s Analog Instrument
- Live’s Collision Instrument
- Live’s Electric Instrument
- Live’s Impulse Instrument
- Live’s Tension Instrument
- Live’s Operator Instrument
- Live’s Simpler Instrument
- Live’s Sampler Instrument
- Multisamples and Zones
- Sampler Orchestras
- Instrument Racks
- Chain Selector
- Macros in Racks
- Drum Racks
- Choke Settings
- The External Instrument
- …and much more!
You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way that this.
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 as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, Macphail Academy of Music, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.
Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen:
Welcome! In this video I'll walk through what we are going to cover in this class, and how we are going to cover it.
The "4 Key Elements" to synthesis are the main building blocks that will get you understanding all synthesizers quickly. Learn these concepts and you will always be able to make sound on any synthesizer.
Using the Analog Instrument
A few notes about how we will be approaching the Analog Instrument.
First, we will walk through the basic outline and signal flow of Analog, paying special attention to our "4 Key Elements."
Now its time to get down and dirty: In this lesson we will program our own sounds, and explore some of the parameters in Analog.
A few extra features available to us in Analog, that we will also find in most of Ableton's Instruments.
What Comes Next?
Thats it for this class! Please leave me comments, feedback, and check out some of my other classes!
As a bonus, lets take a look at another instrument in Live: The Collision!
There is so much more to learn!