Ableton Live II: MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

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

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15 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:51
    • 2. What is MIDI?

      3:43
    • 3. Setting Up Your MIDI Controllers

      9:00
    • 4. Computer MIDI Keyboard

      2:50
    • 5. Key and MIDI Mapping

      6:49
    • 6. MIDI Clips 101 - The Piano Roll

      3:46
    • 7. Finding Drum Sounds

      3:53
    • 8. Pencil a Drum Beat

      4:20
    • 9. Editing MIDI 101

      7:08
    • 10. Getting Ready to Record MIDI

      3:42
    • 11. Recording MIDI drums

      4:34
    • 12. Recording MIDI Keys

      4:16
    • 13. Quantize 101

      3:48
    • 14. Quantizing MIDI Performances

      5:04
    • 15. Groove 101

      6:04
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About This Class

Create a short MIDI sequence using audio clips and a drum beat, then use a technique called quantizing to automatically align all the elements to the same time and tempo.

Ableton Live 9 is uniquely powerful audio software, equally strong in helping you create, produce, and perform music. In this second, 68-minute class from audio engineer, musician, and producer Brian Jackson, you’ll learn the ins and outs of MIDI, the industry standard for connecting a wide range of musical instruments, devices, and computers. You’ll create melodies with a built-in or external keyboard, draw in drum beats, record MIDI sounds, and practice a technique called quantizing, which aligns a track's timing so it sounds steady and professional. No need for special musical knowledge: it’s a perfect class for producers, musicians, sound designers, and anyone interested in working with audio.

Ready to learn more? Check out all 4 classes in Brian's series:

Ableton Live I: The First Steps of Digital Music Production

Ableton Live II: MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

Ableton Live III: Shape Your Own Audio & Beats

Ableton Live IV: Finishing a Track