Ableton Live For Beginners TUTORiAL
FANTASTiC | 11 June 2022 | 1.3 GB
Learn to make music in Ableton Live, by following along step by step, and making a complete track from start to finish. On the way, you’ll learn everything about Ableton and music production you need to make your own music, in any genre you like.
Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you’ll get out of the course, and listen to the track you will make
Ableton LIVE is an incredibly powerful DAW, capable of the highest level of professional music production. In order to learn it, you need a tutorial with the same level of professionalism, and a teacher who is passionate about helping you become a better producer.
Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.
YOUR LESSON PLAN
Module 1 – Getting Started
You’ll get started in this Ableton Live tutorial in the easiest way possible. Making a basic beat in the first lesson and adding to it as the tutorial progresses with various clips and grooves. Here you will start to learn how to navigate Ableton’s interface, importing sounds and instruments, and editing them to create the elements of your track.
Module 2 – Chords & Melodies
Many people new to music production stay away from making their own chord progressions and melodies. You will leave this module with a simple ‘step by step’ process, you can use in any project to come up with your own original chord progressions. Once you have this you can then use this as a musical framework to make many other musical elements for your track. This is not black magic, this is just easy to understand, simple, repeatable steps.
Module 3 – Effects & Instruments
There are a few really important plugin effects like EQ, compression, delay & reverb that are important, even at the beginner stage, so we focus on teaching the basic uses of these. The sounds in this song come from a free instrument called ‘Vital’, that we’ll show you how to download and install. (Included separately are videos that show how each of these sounds were made from scratch for those who are interested).
Module 4 – Song Structure
By this point in the song making process, we have almost all the content that will make up the track. Now it’s time to arrange it so they tell a great story. You’ll go away from this with a clear idea of what ‘good’ song structure is and why creating tension and a sense of release in your tracks is so important in keeping the listener engaged with your music.
Module 5 – Recording
At some point in your production career you’re going to want to record something for one of your projects, be it a random sample, a singer, or a guitarist. For those who are interested, you will learn how to record in Ableton, how to set up a mic and your environment to get high fidelity recordings, and how to them process them to get the best possible performance.
Module 6 – Mixing
There is no doubt, mixing is considered one of the hardest things to master. Although we can’t give you all the experience you need to become a professional in one tutorial, we can impart the knowledge and insights we have gained over the 20 years we have been producing. Giving you the knowledge that makes mixing as effortless as it can be. This art of effortless mixing is by far the most important thing you can learn, and it also means the mixing process becomes fun, instead of frustrating.
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