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Ultimate Ableton Live 9 Complete: Parts 4, 5, & 6

Learning Ableton Live the right way: From the basics to the advanced, from Ableton Certified Trainer J. Anthony Allen.
Instructor:
Jason Allen
4,518 students enrolled
English
Produce music using Ableton Live
Use drum samples to edit, arrange, and create unique drum beats of your own.
Work inside Ableton Live for completing full tracks
Kickstart your productions with my tracks - full sessions included in this class!

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 version of the class contains all of parts 4, 5, and 6. 

This is a really deep class – tons of content, tricks, and tips. I’m giving you tons of complete sessions to play around with. One of them (the first one in part 3) is even a finished, published complete track of mine. We are going to be covering how to produce using Ableton Live, starting from working with clips and going all the way up to some advanced production techniques. Topics include:

  • 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
  • Racks!!!!
  • Instrument Racks
  • Chain Selector
  • Macros in Racks
  • Drum Racks
  • Choke Settings
  • The External Instrument
  • MIDI Effects
  • Arpeggiator
  • Chord MIDI Effect
  • MIDI Effect Racks
  • Note Length MIDI Effect
  • Pitch MIDI Effect
  • Random MIDI Effect
  • Scale MIDI Effect
  • Velocity MIDI Effect
  • Audio Effects
  • The three types of Audio Effects
  • ALL Ableton Audio Effects (and how to use them!)
    • Simple Delay
    • Ping Pong Delay
    • Filter Delay
    • Grain Delay
    • Chorus
    • Flanger
    • Reverb
    • Beat Repeat
    • Looper
    • EQ Three
    • EQ Eight
    • Auto Filter
    • Amp
    • Cabinet
    • Corpus
    • Dynamic Tube
    • Erosion
    • Frequency Shifter
    • Overdrive
    • Phaser
    • Redux
    • Resonator
    • Saturator
    • Vocoder
    • Compressor
    • Glue Compressor
    • Limiter
    • Multiband Dynamics
    • Gate
    • Auto Pan
    • External Audio Effect
    • Vinyl Distortion
    • Spectrum
    • Tuner
    • Utility
  • Audio Effect Racks
  • Using Effect Rack Presets
  • Building our own Effect Racks
  • Parallel Processing
  • Fade To Grey
  • Performance Racks
  • Controllers and Controllerism
  • MIDI Mapping
  • The Ableton Push Interface
  • The APC40 Interface
  • Follow Actions
  • Legato Mode
  • Launch Modes
  • Launching Clips in Performance
  • Effects Setup for Performance
  • The Crossfader
  • Mapping Controllers for Performance
  • … And much more!!!

Dr. Jason 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. His 2015 album, Aniscorcia, reaching the CMJ Top200 Charts and radio broadcasts nationwide. In 2014 he was named a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

He currently as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Praise for classes by Dr. Jason Allen:

“Without a doubt the best explanation and east of use that one can get. It leaves you enough room to go explore. The classes go by quick, so you can be on your way at being proficient. What are you wait for!”

“Amazing – Seriously Loved It! I took all his courses and have to say I’m so happy! Learnt loads! Jason is an awesome teacher!”

“I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going through this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me.”

“I like these courses because you can get up and running quickly without having to spend hours of time wading through TMI (too much information!). Jason hits the high points but shows you what you need to know. Thanks!”

“I’ve watched many other videos on scales and chords before, however, this one has been the best. I now understand minor scales and chords and even how to analyze songs. It really gave me the confidence to start producing music because I feel like I have some structure and guidelines to follow. AWESOME!”

“Clear and Informative – Jason has a clear uncluttered style (with the important dashes of humor) of presentation that is focused on the important key aspects of this course. Recommended for those starting out!”

“Dr. Allen does it again with his music theory series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section, and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this
course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn’t aware of.”

“The Best Teacher Ever, who makes you understand the ins & outs of Music Theory by all means without giving what you don’t want to know.”

Introduction to Part 4

1
Introduction
2
Asking Questions

Working with Live's Instruments

1
The Live Instruments
2
A Quick MIDI Refresher
3
MIDI Clips
4
Important Key Commands

Synthesis Basics

1
Synthesis Basics
2
Synthesis Types
3
Synthesis Elements

Live's Analog Instrument

1
Live's Analog Synth
2
The Basic Outline of Analog
3
Programming Analog
4
LFO and Other Parameters
5
DOWNLOAD: The Analog Patch I Built In This Section

The Ableton Live Instruments

1
All the Ableton Live Instruments
2
Live's Collision Instrument
3
Programming Collision
4
DOWNLOAD: Collision Patch from the Previous Lesson
5
Live's Electric Instrument
6
Electric Basic Outline
7
Electric Preset Study
8
Live's Impulse Instrument
9
Building Grooves with Impulse
10
Live's Tension Instrument
11
Tension Preset Study
12
Live's Operator Instrument
13
Programming Live's Operator

The Ableton Live Samplers

1
The Simpler and The Sampler
2
Using Simpler
3
Using Sampler
4
MultiSamples and Zones
5
An Orchestra Library Example

UPDATE: The Live 9.5 Simpler

1
What's new?
2
Live 9.5 Simpler - Classic Mode
3
Live 9.5 Simpler - 1-Shot Mode
4
Live 9.5 Simpler - Slice Mode

Racks

1
Instrument Racks
2
Chains and the Chain Selector
3
Macros
4
Some Rack Presets
5
Drum Racks (A Little Review)
6
The Choke Setting
7
Sends & Returns in Drum Racks

The External Instrument

1
The External Instrument

Part 4 Wrap Up

1
Parting Thoughts on Part 4!

Welcome to Part 5!

1
Introduction to Part 5

MIDI Effects

1
MIDI Effects Overview
2
The Difference Between MIDI and Audio Effects
3
Arpeggiator
4
Chord
5
MIDI Effect Rack
6
Note Length
7
Pitch
8
Random
9
Scale
10
Velocity

Audio Effects

1
The 3 Types of Audio Effects

Time-Based Audio Effects

1
Overview of Time-Based Effects
2
Simple Delay
3
Ping Pong Delay
4
Filter Delay
5
Grain Delay
6
Chorus
7
Flanger
8
Reverb
9
Beat Repeat
10
Looper

Frequency-Based Audio Effects

1
Frequency-based Effects Overview
2
EQ Three
3
EQ Eight
4
Auto Filter
5
Amp
6
Cabinet
7
Corpus
8
Dynamic Tube
9
Erosion
10
Frequency Shifter
11
Overdrive
12
Phaser
13
Redux
14
Resonator
15
Saturator
16
Vocoder

Dynamic-Based Audio Effects

1
What are Dynamic Effects?
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