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Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas

Learn the fundamentals of Ableton Live by producing a series of musical sketches. Learn how to create beats, bass lines, and melodies with MIDI instruments and audio clips. Discover the infinite potential of Live as a studio production tool.

About This Course

Level 1 serves a dual purpose: students learn the fundamentals of Ableton while simultaneously discovering their own unique sound. Each class will introduce new production techniques and strategies with related composition assignments for reinforcement, resulting in a new batch of musical sketches. At the end of the level, you will have both gained hands-on experience with many of Live’s production tools and made strides towards determining the direction of your own music.

What You’ll Learn

  • Navigating Live’s interface
  • Session View/Arrangement View
  • Session automation
  • Clip envelopes
  • Track automation
  • Programming original drum beats
  • Sequencing musical parts
  • MIDI and Key mapping
  • Introduction to effects and routing
  • Organizational techniques and practices

Course Goal

Get familiar with producing in Ableton by creating a series of musical sketches and simultaneously discover your own unique sound.

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