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17 Lessons (1h 46m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Volume, Pan, Mute, Solo, Crossfader, and Cue Out

    • 3. Return Tracks and Sends

    • 4. I/O and Routing Between Tracks

    • 5. Working with Live’s Audio Effects

    • 6. EQs, Filters, and Dynamics Processors 101

    • 7. Time-based Effects 101

    • 8. Other FX 101

    • 9. Automation 101

    • 10. Recording Automation in Session View

    • 11. Drawing and Editing Automation Envelopes in Clip View

    • 12. Recording from Session View to Arrangement View

    • 13. Back To Arrangement Button

    • 14. Copy & Paste Clips Into Arrangement View

    • 15. Editing in Arrangement View 101

    • 16. Automation in Arrangement View 101

    • 17. Exporting your Finished Song


Project Description

Finish a track for export

Live’s Mixer

  1. Balance out the levels of your tracks

    Use the Solo, Mute (Track Activator Switch), Volume, and Panning tools.

  2. Setup the cue out and assign tracks to the crossfader

    Access the "Cue" and "Crossfader" tools in the Master console.

  3. Add some reverb to the snare with a send and return.

    Add "Reverb" and "Delay" through the return tracks.

  4. Route the kick and snare from Impulse onto their own tracks

    Create new tracks (make sure that you can see I/O)

    Route Audio from Impulse.

Audio FX 101

  1. EQ your kick and snare

    Use the Equalizer tool to EQ your drums.

  2. Filter one of your sounds

    Add a more few effects to at least 2 of your tracks.

  3. Setup 2 return tracks, one with reverb and one with delay

    Add "Reverb" and "Delay".

  4. Have fun with other audio effects

    Try using Beat Repeat, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, or any other Audio Effect.

Session View Automation

  1. Record audio effect automation in session view

    Create an "Envelope".

  2. Edit your recorded automation

    Use the "Envelopes" tool to edit your automation.

  3. Draw in some pan and volume automation in session view

    You can draw to grid or not to grid.

Session View to Arrangement View

  1. Record from session to arrangement

    Cue up your tracks then hit record.

  2. Copy some clips between session and arrangement

    It's as easy as CMD + C. 

Arrangement View Basics

  1. Edit your recording from session view

    Apply the techniques you learned from prior lessons.

  2. Record some automation in arrangement view

    Make sure the Automation Arm button is enabled, then press the arrangement view Record button.

  3. Export your finished song or DJ set

    Share it with the class.

  4. Create, arrange, edit, rough mix, and export a final track

    Utilize everything you’ve learned! Organize ideas in Session View, record intro Arrangement View, edit your arrangement, add some automation, balance your levels, use some audio FX, and then export your finished project. Remember, the goal of this project is to test your knowledge. Just have fun and do the best you can given your skill and experience level. Sharing is highly encouraged amongst your fellow students, feedback is a great way to get better.

    You can approach this as a musician/producer, remixer, or DJ. Try to use as many of the covered techniques and features as possible. If you are composing original music, and are primarily recording your own clips, make sure to Warp some audio and use sample based instruments of your own creation. If you are a DJ, use at least 10 properly Warped songs, and consider adding in your own custom built sample instrument for some kicks, percussion, or other transition effects. If doing a remix or mashup, use all of the above.

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