Ableton Live I: The First Steps of Digital Music Production skillshare originals badge

Brian Jackson, Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Author

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14 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:43
    • 2. Why Live?

      4:00
    • 3. Finding Your Way Around

      3:42
    • 4. Essential Preferences

      4:12
    • 5. Saving Your Work

      4:45
    • 6. Organizing Clips on Tracks and Scenes

      2:52
    • 7. Clip Launch and Quantize

      4:53
    • 8. Clip View 101

      6:32
    • 9. Live Browser 101

      8:46
    • 10. Search and User Folders

      4:50
    • 11. Browsers and Tracks

      5:20
    • 12. What is Warping?

      5:06
    • 13. Warp Modes

      6:31
    • 14. Warp Markers

      5:25
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Project Description

Synchronize 3 audio clips with warping in Ableton Live

Introduction and Welcome

  1. Install Live and configure preferences for your system

    You can download a free trial at Ableton.com.

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  2. Go through tour of Live built-in tutorials

    You can access A Tour of Live from the Help view interface.

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  3. Create a new set and save it

     You can do this by selecting File > Save Live Set. 

    Or Command/Control + S.

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Clips: Live’s Basic Building Block

  1. Organize clips on tracks

    Add clips to tracks by going to Create > Insert MIDI Track.

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  2. Organize clips on scenes

    Use the Master track to play clips on a scene.

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  3. Create variations with clip view features

    Practice launching and stopping clips. Try toggling Quantization modes for each track.

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Live's Browsers

  1. Search for sounds and files

    You can find Sounds under Catergories.

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  2. Add audio loops from browser to tracks

    You can do this by dragging the file from the browser to the track.

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  3. Add sounds from browser to tracks

    You can also add tracks from the browser by selecting them and hitting enter.

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Warping Audio 101

  1. Set clips to the appropriate warp mode

    Select clips then select "Warp On".

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  2. Warp 3 songs so they match beats

    Double click to add/delete warp markers.

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