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Ableton Live: Producing Electronic Music

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Learn professional techniques for producing and mixing electronic music with Ableton Live and Ableton Push 2.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Getting Started
  • Configuring preferences
  • Quick review of Ableton Live basics
  • Working with Ableton Live's browser
  • The foundation of a track: Electronic music production concepts
  • Session view and Arrangement view
  • Exporting and saving your project
2. Working with Audio and MIDI Clips
  • Editing audio and MIDI clips
  • Warping basics
  • Sends and returns
  • Insert effects
  • Capture recording
  • Editing multiple MIDI clips
  • Working with groups
3. Drum Programming
  • Quick history of traditional drum machines
  • Programming drums with Ableton Live's drum racks
  • Programming drums, slicing an audio sample, and slicing to MIDI
  • Creating custom drum racks for your samples
  • Using the drum buss
4. Creating Wobble Bass Lines with Analog and Operator
  • Creating wobble bass lines with Analog
  • Creating call and response bass lines
  • Creating wobble bass lines with Operator
5. Creating Lead and Pads with Instrument Racks
  • Programming leads with instrument racks
  • Programming pads and mapping macros
  • Chord shapes with Ableton Push
6. Advanced MIDI Production Techniques
  • Slice to MIDI
  • Harmony to MIDI
  • Melody to MIDI
  • Drums to MIDI
7. Wavetable Synthesis
  • Using wavetables
  • Creating a lead sound with wavetables
  • Creating a bass sound with wavetables
8. Working with Sampler and Simpler—Creative Sampling
  • Creative vocal sampling
  • Using Push 2 with Ableton Live Sampler
  • Using MIDI effects
9. Ableton Push 2 for Music Production
  • Tips and tricks for using Push 2 during the production process
  • Tips and tricks for using Push 2 during the mixing process
10. Arranging Your Track & Working with Automation
  • Electronic music arrangement basics
  • Working with automation
11. Electronic Music Mixing Basics
  • Working with EQ and compression
  • Setting up sidechain compression
  • Building effects racks
12. Working with Link, Synthesizers, and MIDI Controllers
  • Working with Ableton Link and iOS devices
  • MIDI mapping parameters with your controller
  • Using Ableton Live with an analog synth
  • Next steps and further training

Taught by

Nate Mars


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