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DJ with Ableton Live (includes a full warping course)

Learn to DJ with Ableton Live! Learn to warp anything to build the most creative DJ sets known to man :)
Instructor:
Mark Cochrane
459 students enrolled
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This course covers everything from the basic ways DJ use Ableton Live to mix their sets. It includes unique ideas to  capitalise on Ableton Live's amazing performance features with lectures that are fully transferable to any version of Ableton Live. The course also comes with warping lectures for any type of music file including:

  • House
  • Techno
  • Trance
  • Drum & Bass
  • Dubstep
  • Ambient
  • IDM
  • Live Music
  • Acapellas

Requirements: PC or Mac running any version of Ableton Live. Demos are available here.

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Course Induction

Welcome to this course, please watch this short video for orientation. 

Ableton DJ Essentials

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Sampling for Ableton Live

This video takes a look at how to go about cutting samples from audio files to insert into your Ableton Live DJ sets.

2
An Introduction to DJing in Ableton Live

This video introduces the Ableton Live environment for DJing. This was recorded in Ableton live 5 but is applicable to every version of Ableton Live.

3
Mixing Loops in Ableton Live

This video shows a method used by many DJs to approach loop mixing in Ableton Live. This was recorded in Ableton live 5 but is applicable to every version of Ableton Live.

4
Customising the DJing Environment of Ableton Live

This video shows you how to customise Ableton Live's environment for DJing. This was recorded in Ableton live 5 but is applicable to every version of Ableton Live.

5
Using Scene Play to DJ!

This video introduces a unique approach to use Ableton Live's scene play function for DJing. This was recorded in Ableton live 5 but is applicable to every version of Ableton Live.

6
Mixing Full sets (including how to use Midi)

This video shows how to mix full sets in the Ableton Live environment for DJing. It also shows, how to integrate midi so that you can introduce your own external midi mixers and devices. This was recorded in Ableton live 5 but is applicable to every version of Ableton Live.

Warp Pre- Ableton Live 8

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Warping in Old Versions (Pre - Ableton Live 8)

This video introduces techniques to warp music in Ableton Live environment for DJing. This was recorded in Ableton live 5 but is applicable to every version up to Ableton Live 8. Ableton Live 8, requires newer techniques covered later on in the course.

Warp Ableton Live 8 Master Class

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Ableton Live 8 Warping Environment

This video introduces the warping environment in Ableton Live 8. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

2
Warp: Standard Tracks Using Transient Markers

This video introduces how to use transient markers in the warping environment in Ableton Live 8. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

3
Warp: Standard Track With Intro

This video shows how to warp standard tracks (house, techno, trance, etc.) using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

4
Stage 1: Practice Files (Practise what you have learnt so far)

This is a collection of full tracks to practice everything you have learnt so far, please try this out before you progress any further. The zip file contains appropriate tracks for this level and will provide the perfect way for you to interact with your learning so far. Each track is available freely on a creative commons license, please read the licence information to find out more about the artists. If you like any of the artists, support them by telling your friends!

5
Warp: Hip Hop

This video shows how to warp Hip Hop using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

6
Warp: Chill Out

This video shows how to warp chill out tracks using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

7
Warp: Non Generic Drum Formations

This video shows how to warp very different drum formations using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

8
Stage 2: Practice Files (Practise what you have learnt so far)

This is a collection of full tracks to practice everything you have learnt so far, please try this out before you progress any further. The zip file contains appropriate tracks for this level and will provide the perfect way for you to interact with your learning so far. Each track is available freely on a creative commons license, please read the licence information to find out more about the artists. If you like any of the artists, support them by telling your friends!

9
Warp: Drum & Bass

This video shows how to warp drum & bass using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

10
Warp: IDM

This video shows how to warp IDM tracks using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

11
Warp: Dubstep

This video shows how to warp dubset using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

12
Stage 3: Practice Files (Practise what you have learnt so far)

This is a collection of full tracks to practice everything you have learnt so far, please try this out before you progress any further. The zip file contains appropriate tracks for this level and will provide the perfect way for you to interact with your learning so far. Each track is available freely on a creative commons license, please read the licence information to find out more about the artists. If you like any of the artists, support them by telling your friends!

13
Warp: Live Music

This video shows how to warp live music using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

14
Warp: Live Music

This video shows how to warp live tracks using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

15
Stage 4: Practice Files (Practise what you have learnt so far)

This is a collection of full tracks to practice everything you have learnt so far, please try this out before you progress any further. The zip file contains appropriate tracks for this level and will provide the perfect way for you to interact with your learning so far. Each track is available freely on a creative commons license, please read the licence information to find out more about the artists. If you like any of the artists, support them by telling your friends!

16
Warp: Acapella Tracks

This video shows how to warp acapella tracks using Ableton Live 8's warping environment. This was recorded in Ableton live 8 as part of a warping master class.

Note: You do not need to send any evidence to progress on to the next stage (this was an element of the master class), however I have provided the practice files discussed in the lectures for you to use to practice you skills.

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Stage 5: Practice Files (Practise what you have learnt so far)

This is a collection of full tracks to practice everything you have learnt so far, please try this out before you progress any further. The zip file contains appropriate tracks for this level and will provide the perfect way for you to interact with your learning so far. Each track is available freely on a creative commons license, please read the licence information to find out more about the artists. If you like any of the artists, support them by telling your friends!

The Next Steps to Learn

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The Next Steps to Continue Learning

It's all about learning! Now you have the technical know-how you must practice and develop your skills. This video explains new areas to explore to help with you learning and development as a DJ.

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