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Learn Ableton Live in A Day - Complete Beginners Ableton Live Course

Martin Svensson, Learning music creation since 2006.

Learn Ableton Live in A Day - Complete Beginners Ableton Live Course

Martin Svensson, Learning music creation since 2006.

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25 Lessons (2h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:14
    • 2. How to Get Ableton Live For Free

      5:39
    • 3. Ableton Live 10 Overview

      5:23
    • 4. Session View - Part 1

      8:00
    • 5. Session View - Part 2

      8:25
    • 6. Controls

      6:01
    • 7. The Browser

      5:01
    • 8. Arrangement View

      8:04
    • 9. Warping & Warp Modes

      7:24
    • 10. Clip Envelopes

      1:43
    • 11. The Mixer

      2:36
    • 12. MIDI Editing & Warping

      6:29
    • 13. Automation

      5:22
    • 14. Automation Parameters

      2:10
    • 15. Capturing MIDI

      2:34
    • 16. Grouping Tracks

      4:38
    • 17. EQ & Filtering

      5:56
    • 18. Delay & Reverb

      5:56
    • 19. Preferences

      3:21
    • 20. Creating a Full Track - Part 1

      8:00
    • 21. Creating a Full Track - Part 2

      8:00
    • 22. Creating a Full Track - Part 3

      8:00
    • 23. Creating a Full Track - Part 4

      8:00
    • 24. Creating a Full Track - Part 5

      3:59
    • 25. Exporting to Audio & Saving Live Set

      5:03
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In This Learn Ableton Live In A Day course, I will show you how to create a full song and learn all of the parts of Ableton Live that you need to know when producing music. This Course will learn you how to master Ableton Live without any prior knowledge! I will show you how to produce music with Ableton Live as well as creating full music songs without talking about unnecessary stuff that you won't even use.... ever.

This course is created for the absolute beginner as well as advanced users who wants to expand their knowledge within Ableton Live software. We are covering all of the different parts in Ableton Live such as Clip Envelopes, Automation, Warping Modes and Session/Arrangement View.

This Course Includes All You Need To create music in Ableton Live - You Will Only Need a Computer with macOS or Windows and an Internet Connection.

There are a plenty of different Ableton Live courses out there where they focus on a lot of different things and covering the software in a 10 hour or so, course - but in this course I rather focus on how to quickly jump into the Ableton Live boat and create music in an instant. When I learned Ableton Live myself, I didn't like to read books for hours and hours to learn all of the different knobs that I'm never going to use anyway. And if I would use that particular knob that I never use - I would just read up on that when I needed it.

This course is designed for every skill level from Beginners to Advanced. If you never used Ableton Live before, that's totally fine as well. This course includes an introduction section where we will download Ableton Live and show you how to manage the most basic functions of Ableton Live to get you started.

Just a few of the things you'll learn in this Learn Ableton Live course:

  • How To Create A Full Track From Scratch in Ableton
  • Create Different Presets And Favourites In The Browser Section For A Quick Workflow
  • Show How The Different Controls Works And Why You Should Use Them
  • Using Ableton Live As A Music Production Software

Improve Your Music Production Techniques And Work Up A Nice Quick Workflow Which Will Make You A Track Creating Machine!

Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of music you are creating, this course will take you knowledge to a whole another level. I will show you step-by-step how to create a full music production with Ableton Live and Effects Like EQ & Reverbs.

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Martin Svensson

Learning music creation since 2006.

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- Founder and Owner of music-prod, a platform with courses for learning Music Production and how to be a musician today with over 10 000 Subscribers. 

- Music Producer and Professional musician. Producing music for 10+ years with Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. Produced music for several big labels and for other Producers, Dj's and big names in the music industry.

- Certified Apple Logic Pro X Producer since 2015.

I have a lot of experience in making music in different studios here in Stockholm, Sweden and also in Los Angeles, California. I've been making music with big names as well as teaching how to make music since 5 years. 

I'm now into teaching music on the web as well as making different businesses because I really wa... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hey, guys, this is Morning Svensson with music Dash product Kump and welcome to ableto live 10 course . In this course we're going to cover everything you need to know to create full tracks to create theme ixis or mashups. Whatever you can think off enable tonight I'm going to be covered the different ableto on tracks. So just me tracks and all your tracks also their return channels. As you can see here, I will also cover the different use You have enable ton so you can see here it's the arrangements you here If I go to my tab Key and I will also take a look at the warping Warping is time stretching for able tone live so we can time stretch, audio and meaty That way it's a really cool feature to to know we'll also take a look at recording audio and recording meaty as well as creating Ah, full very simple track. But still so you know everything about ableto lime. You will learn everything in ableto live 10 in just a day with this course. All right, so see you in the next picture 2. How to Get Ableton Live For Free: Okay, so in this section, I'm going to show you where to get ableto alive. And a Milton has a free trial version that you can download and use for this course before you actually buy ableto life. And that is really nice, because it you can use the same thing as in the full version. But it is a time limited version, and you can't save your your projects or your life sets, as I called enable tone so you can download ableto ableto on that com. As you see here is their website. Unless I told before, try life free. Here is where you can get the live 10 suit free for 30 days so you can just choose if you have Mac OS or Windows, since it works on both platforms and then just said download, and that will actually take you to the download side off ableto so you can use able tone for free with this course without purchasing anti software or anything like that. And we also going to use Onley ableto on stock plug ins as well. So you don't need to worry about different third party plug ins or third party applications so other stuff like that. And Abel Tone, I think, has the best suits when it comes to built in plug ins and built in effects, it's very, very good. Um, they have the best plug ins, I think best quality sounding as well. And you have a lot of different creative elements enables alive. And I'm going to show the difference between the different live versions. So live comes in different versions so we can compare the additions. Here you can see so life and comes in three editions, intro standard and suits. They share common futures, but standard ensued. Have additional features in instruments, effects impacts. You have the intra one here standard and suits. So here you can see the differences between all of those three. So a big difference here is the sounds. For instance, you have only five gigabytes off sounds that comes with intro and with a suit. You have a lot more. All the effects as well media effects And this is I think the the introversion is pretty good. It works, but if you're going to create a lot of big productions and you're only going to work with a Beltone, I think that the suit is the way to go here and you can see her. You can do almost all of the things with all of the versions. As of here on the inputs, this is a big difference here from 4 to 256. So if you're doing your mix towns, for instance, this is from morning only. But still, if you doing big mixed house and you want to be serious about able Tom, I think at least you should get the standard Russian. Same thing goes here. Ah, sampler operator Electric. All of those plug ins doesn't can't come with intra or the standard rations. And all of these planets are really, really nice. I mean, I wouldn't be using able then, I think if it wasn't for the sampler, let's say so and same thing with the analog instrument as well. It's really, really nice to have their and as you can see, it is a lot of different sounds and effects that comes with it. Different all your effect as well. This eco plug in a new plugging in life. 10. It's really, really nice. It was a really cool and creative method to get echo sounds. Enable Tana Yeah, you can see there's, ah, lots off stuff coming with ableto I'm just scrawling a scrolling through different features here. So yeah, then it says compatible media controllers with auto mapping So you can have all of these. If you own one of these here, you can set the knobs to be although controlled or automat toe ableto and you can take a media controller and put a knob there and it will be automat immediately to ableto. But you can also do that if your immediate keyboardists and listed here you can do that manually enable tone as well. And here are the system requirements. So if you have a Mac, you need to have a least inter court to do a processor which is way below the standards nowadays. So ableto works pretty good with a decent computer. Same thing goes with PC. You just have to have Windows 78 or 10 and you have to have a 64 bit until Cory M. D processor. So, yeah, the system requirements are pretty low, but still, if you have a lot of different tracks, your computer is going to get crackling sounds if you have the lowest, I mean a really low end processor, for instance, or shortage off ram or something like that. So I recommend you to have a to least these settings, but I think you should have, like, intel core I five processor faster, recommended. And I think this is a minimum for able to, actually, and this is same thing with PC. Okay, so I will see you in the next lecture. 3. Ableton Live 10 Overview: Okay, so what is ableto live? Ableto live is a program for your computer, where you can create musical tracks. You can create full dance music tracks or songs. You can also create a different type of songs like, um, let's say, classic music or pop music or rock music. You can do whatever you want, basically enables alive, and you create this music with media plug ins. You can create it with media instruments King created with audio. You can record all your where you can also place different audio files. In able time, you can use media plug ins, which is able tons building plug ins. Or you can use third party plug ins, which is all the units or V S T plug ins, and those can be downloaded from different sources. Spot or they can be free. They can even cost money. And with these plug ins, you can play notes and you can play different meaty from the plug ins themselves. And they will generate sound so you can see we have two different tracks here or actually have four tracks. But these two here iss many tracks on this. To here is other tracks So with media tracks, we can use plug ins. We can use instruments. So let's try instruments here and let's go for Ah, say a piano Here. Here we go here at the piano so we can either drag it to one off those media tracks here like that. And now we have the piano. So if you play our keyboard here and if you want to play with the keys on your keyboard instead of a media keyboard, just press the letter M, or you can also go and activate or deactivate the computer meaty keyboard here. So there you go. You can play around with the piano there. You can also take one of those here on instrument, Let's say and just drag it here to drop files and devices here and that will create a new track and new media track. With that instrument on, you can also take the track and just delete it like this. I can also choose plug ins, third party plug in so I can go to a plug ins here. I can choose all the units and let's say that I want and makes this plug in here. I can just drag it into to this media track here and now. I have a nexus plug in on this track here and then we have audio tracks. So we have two different other tracks here. Let's get rid of the first ones. We get some space here and I'm gonna get rid of the second media track as well. So now with audio, I can just go to either. If I want to have some different sounds that comes with with a Bolton, go to the packs here, let's say and say I want a drum. I can pre listen them just by clicking on them. You gotta have the headphones I can on here. So as you can see that I can just double click to get a brand new track here with that sample on. And since this is a pack, they have ah lot of different instruments group to one instrument. So it's basically not on audio track. It's a group track, but we're gonna cover that later on. So now let's just get rid off this track. I'm gonna go with plain audio here, so I'm gonna go to samples. Let's say you want a kick drum I could just drag it into my other track here. As you can see, it created a yellow with a play button here, and this is called a clip enables tonight. So if you create some metadata in the media track, you will get a clip as well. So the clips are basically the containing stuff in the different tracks. So if I have a lot of different samples in the same track, I would have a clip as well here for the different samples. Same thing goes with this media track. Here you will get a clip forever Immediate media region you have or meaty section you have in the arrangement as well. You can have it that way, but you don't necessarily need to have it like that, since we can create media clips or media sections in the arrangement area here. But we'll cover this as well. This is a bit confusing if you're totally new table tone, since Able Town is created mostly for deejaying and mash ups and other stuffs like that to create music, Live or Teoh, be creative alive, and this is basically able tones live section as well. So if you're producing music. I will go and have this arrangement area on most of the time, but we'll cover that as well in a later lecture. 4. Session View - Part 1: All right, So let's take a look at the session view in ableto life. So the session view is mainly built for playing out live with different sounds. And this is to create different music and different tracks on the fly. And since I'm going to cover how to create music in this course with Able Tom as well as creating mash ups on different stuff like that, therefore I'm going to use the arrangement view in this course almost all the time. I'm going to use the session view, ask my mixer view and this is because I have my channel strips, as I call them, and every track here I can see what kind of levels I have here. I got a pan my track. I also said difference sense here as well. I can just order from argue to, and I will cover this in a while here, I can do the same thing in the arrangement. You so I actually have the same same stuff, same settings here. So the volume here so I can pan it here as well. I can choose my different externally now puts, but I really like the different views. So here. I can be creative and just drop in different audio files for different media, great media and just see my track in length here and here is a very nice way to just mix and being in that mixing stage in. Oh, and one more thing that I really like with this session view is that you can try out different audio loops together, different combinations of all your loops as well. So I'm going to show you, show you this. I'm going to take some different random drum loops with different speeds off the loops themselves. So let's say this dub step collapse here that I found in the samples this 17 BPM Michigan see, and that is the original one. But I've set my project to 1 20 PM, and it should match with a temper offer project. But let's take a listen to it. Let's click it and let's click Ticks headphones. I can hear to listen to the look, so that is the original speed off this loop here. We're going to drag it into our first audio track, just like that, and now it's imported to this order track. It's renamed by this audio file. We could also rename the track if you want to. But let's have it like that for now. And this plate, I'm going to lower the master volume here a bit. And this is the master Travis against. And I can see ableto changed our temple to 70 bpm. Since this is the first track that we imported to this project, and I'm going to put it back to 1 20 year, And as you can hear, it sounds a bit funny since this loop here is doubled in speed now. But I'm going to choose one more loop. Let's take a listen to this. Dubs that beautiful 1 28 ppm. All right, so let's important this to the next order track here. That's taken a sensitive. Okay. All right, so now we have two different drum loops. I'm going to stop the project here as well, so you can see I'm playing this audio files by clicking on the different order files here by the play button. I'm stopping this audio file or this track by clicking on this track stop buttons. One of those or this Stop on that. We're going to stop every single modified having this audio track, but the project will still play. So let's get gone. Stop for the project that's gonna come plague and difficult stop on a project. It will immediately stop. But now I can play these two loops together if I press both of them. So let's take a listen to this so that it's actually sink. So as you could see before, this one is in, originally in 70 BPM, and this one is in 1 28 ppm. But they are still sink and being play in our projects. Temple hears that it's set on 1 20 and I'm going to show you how this could be a useful way to try out different drum oops or different loops together and different combinations off them as well. So I'm going to let's say I'm going to take one more of these drum loops here, so let's take one that IHS 1 70 bpm here, let's take a listen to it. All right, so I'm going to take this one, and I'm going to drag it here to where it says drop fights and devices here just like that . And now we're able to a nice created one more. All your track for us. And this order file is coming in this audio track here. So now I can play all of this tree together, and I can do that with just one play bottom. So if I go to the master here, you can see Master number one. This will play this row here the first row, and I can actually stop all of them by going to the stop button on the Master Channel. Now I'm going to Dublin, Kate, the these fires here. So I'm going to take this one first. Public eight. You can do that by Commander your Mac and would complicate this as well. And this as well. So now I'm going to take and drink this one here and dry this one here. So all of these loops are now in solo. So the first rope or seen as they call it enabled Tom is all of those three together? A cigarette is only this one 3rd 1 is only this one. 4th 1 is only this one fifth. I wanted to be this one. And this one six. I want it to be this one and this one together. and seventh. I wanted to be this one on this one. So now I have all of the different combinations of drum loops, and I can just play them by playing the different scenes here in the master just like that . So that's a really nice way to work with the session. We're just trying out different loops together, different combinations off them and just get inspired by that. Then we also have this section here off the all of the tracks that we have here, and you can see it says audio from or media from, depending on, if we're have it as an audio file or as a media file. So I'm going to cover the audio file or all your track first so they can see audio from it says external in. And that s put because, um, this track is on Lee 5. Session View - Part 2: a kiss on Lee playing external sounds right now, and we have audio files and that is external. All your files. And since they are from an external source, let's say from are hard drive. So that is why it is externally in. But we can choose this for Let's say, waves rewire here. I don't know if you have this on your computer, but waves. It's a plugging suite where you can actually have. Yeah, you have different third party plug ins. But this rewire here is basically just and then you can rewire different impotent outputs together with the program. But I'm not using this one, but you can use that one. Or you can use different. If you have different third party plug ins, you can choose. Let's say you only want the send reverb son, so whatever is coming to descend will actually have this track played. So if you have a lot of different reverb effects coming into this sent here, that will actually make this track to get its source from, so it's not going to play there audiophile Syria. It's going to only take the signal that this one up it's if you said it to that. But I will actually set us to just external in here. And if you press this external input, that will also make you choose a different input device, so you can see I have no device here. But if I want to record with, let's see my microphone here. So I'm recording this course with the road and two USB microphone. So let's choose that one. That's close this and let's choose this external in here. So now let's say that I'm putting this to record unable on. You can see my sound coming in from the microphone. So if I talk or if I speak anything here, this will actually get the sound from my microphone. So if I will record this track now, it will actually record my voice. Let's put this record enable off here. So now you won't see my microphone sound at all. Then you also have this one here. So as you can see, you can you can see the signal of my microphone. Still, since yeah, we chose the microphone to be are doing, and now you can choose a different channels off the ordering. So my microphone has to line inputs, which is basically Ah, left signal and right signal. You can choose to combine these two with stereo here, or you can choose number one for, Let's say, the left one or number two for the right one. You can also configure them as well here, but this is the case for my microphone. So let's say if you have a sound in the face with a sound card and it's a the have that Suncor has 16 line inputs, then you will have a list off 16 line inputs. So let's say that you want to record a microphone with this track here, and you have that microphone lined up to this. Let's say it signal inputs Number four. On the some interface, they can choose number four here and that will have your microphone to be played or recorded to this track to be the guitar input record track. So let's say that you have a guitar and you have that guitar lined up to, let's say, input number 14 on your sound interface. Then you will have to chill, change this track to order from externally and and then number 14 and that will get the signal from line input number 14 on your sound in her face. So that is basically what these two are monitor is if you want to hear this, um, the single that is coming from what you have chosen here and if you want to hear that in real time, so if he said is to in, then you will hear the microphone. So for now, if I would just in here you will actually hear my voice being played from my computer's speakers in real time. And I won't really do that because then you will have a horrible feedback sound to this at this Lecturers, I'm not going to do that. We can also set us to also. So if you do this, choose auto here, then you will only hear if I speak something to Mark from. Then you will hear that voice or my voice from my sound card. And if I'm quiet, then it won't up with anything from a microphone here. They would have next thing here. So he says all you to master and master is because if you play something here, let's say we played us to drum up. Did you notice that the same one comes in this mixer here as well as the Master Channel. It also output sounds here, and this is because the signal comes from here. So if you play something, it will actually play the track all the way through this one here. So it's going to go through the sense first. So if you have any sense that will send the channel to one of those sensor, but we'll cover these different settings with sends and all of the mixer settings here in the mixer section of this course. But I'm going to briefly just cover how this works. So the single is coming through the sense, then, through the different pan settings that you hear have here than the volume as well. So the levels here then it's going to go to the audio to, and as we have this set to master, all of our signal is going to be routed like this to the master. So now it's will be going through the Master Channel here, and then it will output to the master out, and here we have 12 and that it's actually are different line outputs on or sound in face. So right now I'm using my computer's own sound in the face, which is one and two. And this is just the left speaker and the right speaker, or one and two combined, which will be both the left and right speaker. So if I have everything here set to the master, then it will actually go to the master and then output to whatever you choose here. All right, so then we have the media channels or media tracks here, and this is the same concept. But instead of getting audio from different external interface or external sources, suggests microphone or audio files here you can set your computer keyboard to get the media data from. So if we play something, let's say that we have some plug in in this meaty track. Then you can choose wherever you want the signal, the media single to come from, or the media data to come from. So you can set this to a computer keyboard. Or you can set this to your own media keyboard if you have a mini keyboard connected to your computer, so I don't have that right now so as you can see, you can't see a meaty keyboard here in the list. But if you have a meeting keyboard connected to your computer, you will see that they can choose that you can choose media from and just select your meaty keyboard here in the list. And then, if you have a media plug in on this media track, then you can play the track and the plug in with your meaty keyboard. So that is how it works. You can also set different channels off your media keyboard. If you have any recon, just use all channels as well. And then same thing here, meaty to against you different difference settings if you want the meaty data to go somewhere else. And since we don't have any plug in said here. So let's just choose some instruments here. Let's take a sampler. Just drag it in here and now you can see that it changed to all u two and master. So whatever we're we're playing here in the sampler will have the audio to going to the Master Channel. All right, so that is the session view and let's see you in the next lecture 6. Controls: All right, so let's take a look at the controls here in the upper section off able tone. So first, I'm going to go to the temple here. As you can see, this is the Project Temple. All warped clips will play at this tempo, so whatever we said here will be played by able tone in time with the different loops we have in the in the section here. So let's play this seen here and you will hear when I put the different Temple that we will play in the same tempo as I have it on set here. So it again here it's changing the temple without messing around with the pitch off the audio samples, which is very, very, very nice thing. To have an able tone is pretty unique with that, and this is what they're calling war appear. So if we disabled the warp, then it's not going to match the tempo up in this section here or in the overall tempo section. All right, so next thing here that we have is face nudged down face notch up, so as you can see it temporarily decrease song Temple to sink rice to external music or temporarily increase sign Temple to synchronized external music so that it's just ah, different options you can have. If you want to temporarily increase or decrease the tempo, then we have the time signature. Here you can sets its for a four now. Then we have the Metrodome. So if we recording something, we can have the Metrodome, Um, so you can see it's says enable only water recording. So we're not recording anything. But that's disabled that for now, and just play something so you can hear the Metro. No, you can also choose whatever written you want to have on the Metrodome. So let's say we want a quicker Metrodome. Yeah, but although it's the best thing to do to have it on here, and you can choose whatever sum you want on the metronomic counting, So with accounting, let's say you want a one more counting. Then if we record something, the Metrodome will be playing one bar first. Or it will actually start Teoh playback one board before, and then it's going to record. Then we're gonna disabled veteran, often out. Then we have the quant ization menu, which says one bar here for Now I'm going to put it to none, and I will show you what this does. So let's say that we play this clip here and then they slip and you will hear that it's not going to be in the same temple. So let's play this for now. Thes e. They're all playing whenever I pressed the play button immediately. So if I put it on Mom Bar, then that's a We're stopping everything here. Then it's going to be played when the next beat starts off this loop that I played first. So So let's play the first scene here or first clip, and then we're going to go to the next clip next clip, and you will see that they're waiting for the next Beats be played on in this first. Ah, here, you see that? So let's try it again, waiting a bar one bar until it's playing. So there are both in sync with each other. So then we have the follow button here, and it says If activated, the display will scroll during playback to keep the current song position visible. So this will be in the arrangement view, which we're going to cover later on. Then we have the arrangement position. Same thing here. Play. We have Stop button, We have record button and we have different controls that we're going to cover in the later sections here. Then we have loop start paint punching points these fields to, say, display the start off the arrangement loop or punch recording regions as Boris beat 60 notes. Same thing goes here arrangement view for these controls as well. And this is just whatever we want our cycle here or loops which, as they call it, enable tone. So you're just choosing wherever you want to repeat that section in the arrangement so you can put the recites it like this you can enable like that. And now it's going to play like this to the end, and it's going to loop. So this is very useful to use if you're arranging stuff and we're gonna use this Ah, lots. When we're creating our track and I'm going, I'm going to show you what? Why? This is very important to use. Same thing grocery can put wherever you want this to start and you can find adjust it and you can put how big you want it like this. So these are the controls for for this cycling year or the loops, which All right, so this is all for this lecture and let's see you in the next one. 7. The Browser: All right, so let's take a look at the browser here. There's again. See, have the browser enable tone on this side, and the first thing you got to get here is browse sounds. So these are the sounds that comes with a Bolton, and it's different. Repacked sounds different. Perfect samples. You can use them as you want. You just double click them to get to, Ah, new track here in Hamilton. And then we have drums, which is different drum kits so you can put Let's say you want eight await cork it. You can just double click it on, and that will import a drum kit to a new turn your track. Here, too. You can just play with the's difference samples here. Then we have instruments, and these are able tons building instruments so they're creating or generating sounds. Then we have all the effects, and these are the e que sore asses reverb. Zor delays every type of all your effects you can that comes with a built in will be in this section. Now I have media effects and media effects is useful for Let's say that we want to be one meaty plug in will be played. Let's say we have a piano and that we want it to be played in Onley c major. So whatever key were playing on our media keyboard will be played in C major. So it was sound good and you will have velocity. Let's say you want maximum velocity on every key oppressing, then velocity is very good. So you have different stuff here. Arpeggio here, for instance, is very good as well, Max, for live. This is, um, only for you that but the full able to suit these are different or defects and instruments that comes with a built in as well Don't have plug ins. And these are the third party plug ins you install on your computer. Then we have clips. So this is if you have any installed like lips, which I don't have here they have samples. So these are all of the able 10 samples that come comes with Able Tom but separated in different audio files. Then we have packs, and these are different packs with sounds or packs with devices or packs with plug ins. So if you have a drum sound here and import this one this will be imported with the different effects. So you will get audio samples, you will get a plug in which placed these samples. And it will also get plug ins like effect plug ins, compressors, rive herbs and affect other effects that's able to, um, put together for you as a pack. Then we have user library. And this is if you're saving different clips, the false groups, presets or samples, you can save them to here. And this will be in your user library. Current projects ISS, where you find all of the samples that are for this project. This current project. So all of the all your samples will be put in here if you record something or imported externally on says these are all ableto live audio samples. This will not show up here right now. Then we have custom folders. As you can see, I have imported my sample packs folder and I have also imported my Vengeance folder. And this are the revenge of sample packs here. Since I used them a lot, I just import them in here, and I could just browse around them and I can resize this as well. So Now I can just easily pick up something from the sample packs and just get him like this . And you can also add folders of your pressing. Here you will get the Explorer window or the final window. If you have Mac and then you can choose whatever folders you want to be in here and they will show up as well. All right and ah yeah, we have also one more new thing here. It's called Collection of Favorites, So you can if you go to edit here, you can, let's say, wants these four. We can also rename them. So let's say drums on this will be our favorites. See favorite plug ins. And now I can Let's say that use, um, say that I used in excess a lot. I can just put it so favorite clients and yeah, let's go to a bass drum here That said, I use this base room a lot, Then I can put it in there, and now I would find my favorite bloggers here and a favorite drum without going to, like growling, all browsing all of the samples every time you want that particular favorite sample that your use study you're always using. All right, so that is the browser in ableto life. So see you in the next lecture. 8. Arrangement View: Okay, So in this lecture, I'm gonna cover how the arrangement view looks in ableto life. So as you can see, we have the same tracks here in the arrangement view as we had in the session view. So there's Armenia tracked, and there's our audio tracks as well. And there is our 808 cork. It's I'm gonna get rid of those here just so we have some space to work in here. And as you can see, where have our outputs here to confuse master? Or if you want to, uh, put somewhere else have the volume here or a track at activator. So if you press on and off, this will be activated or deactivated. Have the volume here, track volume, then we have solo an arm arrangement recording. So we can, um, your record. Let's say you want to record this track. Just put in like that press recording. It will create a clip in the arrangement you and then we have some different. We have the sense here as well. You can see. So this is the same thing as in session view, and thes sends not knobs here, and he would have the sense and have the master as well. So I'm going to let's say he wants, um, plug in here or I'm gonna go with instruments so you can do the same thing here. Let's create, let's say, one of a sea bass. So I'm going to put this on our media track here, so I'm just dragging it into our many tracks. So you have to select the media track. They will get the plug in area here so I can just drag the presets or the plug in itself to the plug in area. And now we can play this instrument here. Oh, I see that I don't have the arm recording on. So we have to enable this. And now we can hear this plug in here. You, You you. So I'm gonna set this temple to, let's say 1 28 and now I'm going t o. This is said to arm recording. So let's record this. I'm going to have it cycle on here and yeah, let's just record it. And I also want this metre known to be on, and I want it to be counted in one bar. So it's going Teoh, start one bar, and then we're going to actually record this. So now we have, ah, track here. As you can see, they're this and he would have are piano rolls. So I can just said it. You can Qantas it. We're gonna cover this piano in a later lecture. But just to show you, um, Howard is accorded. So now if we put it like this, if you can't see or if you can't hear this region here or this clip here Ah, you have to put this play button on. And this will activate thes session tracks in the arrangements view. And as I said before, this can get a bit confusing if you're producing music and if you're doing that, only enable tone. So I will recommend you to not putting anything in the session view and just start out in the arrangement view and creating instruments from here. That way you won't get this play buttons and other things, so you can immediately start to record and have everything enabled and working. All right, so yeah, yes, you can see I have this, um, the sound here. I'm going to Qantas it. Someone select all of nose and just having on Qantas like this, right? So now we can just get some different drum loops, so I'm going to go with samples, search for a loop. All right, so we have something here so we can try out different stuff. So let's play this That's played in this section. Going Teoh, copy this region so it can just carpet like this so it can import that audio to the audio track. Or you can just drag it into drop files in the license here and that will create a new audio. Um, you all your track. All right. So let's go with some difference. Drum loops here. Let's say we had a dub step here. Let's see. Same thing here, just and it sounds pretty horrible right now. I'm just putting in different sounds here, just so you can see how this is done in the arrangement of you see here. All right. Yes. So that is so you can do with arrangement of you hear it can also copy, can select different stuff. And you can, uh, you can also select different parts and say that we want to select That's a, um half off the party here. You just go to the upper section anyway. Get that hand on your cursor and then you can move that part where you can just copy that part by holding in Ault on your keyboard and same thing goes this one like that. So now we have and make a cut off our audio samples. So let's say like this, and now we can copy it back. So there's a lot of different stuff you can do in the arrangement view you can copy, you can split, you can cut, and you can public eight different clips as well. So that is very easy to do in the arrangement view. And it can create arrangement really easy with this. These wastes that I showed you here. Then you can also zoom in the arrangement views. So, as you can see, you can zoom it by going to this section. Here you will have a magnifying glass, and they can just drag it to zoom it. I particularly like this or horizontally, then can go to this section and it's against you. Can Reese ice all of the different instruments like this? You can also select some regions wherever Regency want and press Z on your keyboard like this. And as you can see, I had the computer media keyboard activated. So when you have this activated, you can't use the Z key. So now I can just select more and more here, have it on Z, and then you can go to shift Z to just zoom out like that. That is a really quick and easy way to zoom in. Enable Tom. All right, so we're gonna take a more deeper look in the arrangement. We when we're creating the track, So see you in the next picture. 9. Warping & Warp Modes: All right, let's take a look at warping and able tongue. So let's say that we have a drum dupe like this. So I'm gonna drag this loop this drum loop in here to on audio track, and it's take a look at it like this. All right? I'm zooming in a bit here like this. Now I'm gonna cycle this drama, Pierce, I'm going to choose the cycle on here, and you can see that the temple here is 100 bpm. And I think this drum loop is its original Temple is sat around yet 1 24 BPM. So let's take this to 1 24 Like this way can choose whatever temple we want here. We can go crazy and do it. They're very so it would start to sound a little bit strange, but this is not the regular temper you want in your music. So let's go for around one. Yeah, let's say 200. And as you can see, it's matching the tempo all the time. And it sounds pretty good there. So I'm gonna go with 1 24 here. And as you can see, if you double click the drum loop there. They're going to see this all the editor here. So as a guest here, you have some different markers set on all of your transients here. So wherever able turned, it detects. Ah, transient here. Then it's gonna put ah suggestion for you if you want to create that transit and move it, for instance. So if you want to be said, we can zoom here. And if I double click here, it's gonna go back to its original suggestion so you can see able to suggest that this beat starts around around there or even there because the transient starts there. And you can tell that the transience is more off in this section here, some around here But for deep house, for instance, You want some kind off bit off, A very, very short swing here. So that is why transient starts here. You can see it's a little sound before the actual big hit around here, but it's so small in time, so you wouldn't even notice it. But you can do it like this and move the transient to around here. Let's see, can get rid of that and move the transients so you can do that for? Yeah, for every single transient in your drum loop, and I just like that you can hear it. Sounds a bit strange here now, So I'm gonna double quick all the adjustments I did here and just get rid of them like this . But that is basically the warping in a Bolton. You can do some different stuff with warping, but this is the most basic stuff to do. Warping. And this is the the best way to do bar warping, enable tone. And let's say that we want to move. Let's say that you might want to move this here, So if we move this one, you can see that all of our loop is changing their transience as well. So if you move this one now, it's not gonna make sense at all. This drama pier. Yeah. And now, if we old command or on Mac, you can get these. Can you say that three different markers around that. So I'm holding command and just pressing this one here and now I can move just this transient and those two around that will be adjusted in time, as you can see. So let's say that I'm gonna move this transient to here so I can choose. I can basically move the whole groove here. Let's say that I'm put this transient on here. Let's listen to this. Now keep it up and say that I want to do with the same thing here, very, is its dude. Enable town and you can play around with the warping of lots here. And one more thing you need to know about warping is the different work modes. So as you can see, there is beats, tones, texture, re pitch complex and complex pro. So what are all of these support modes? While they meaning the 1st 1 is beats mode? And as you can see, it's for rhythmic audio. So do you have. If you have a drum loop, for instance, the beats mode will be the best one here. Then you have tone smolder, which is for clearly pitched audio. So if you have, let's say something that you can really hear the melodic in it like sale piano sound, then you would have to have the tone smote on. They have texture mode, and that is for polyphonic or noises sounds. Re pitch mode stretches by adjusting pitch as with a record and complex, complex pro moan for whole songs and complex audio. So if you don't see really good results with all of those with all of these here, from beats to re pitch, they can try complex and complex pro. And the main difference between this one's here is that ah, complex pro will use more CPU power. So it would be a lot better than just regular complex here met. These different workman's are there for, for instance. Sometimes if you're doing a lot of different warping here and have a lot of different markers in this section here, then the only would start to lose their quality. So if you have ah, very complex already when you're doing a lot off warping work here, then let's say that you have tones on. Then it would not sound really good, but if you choose complex pro, that will sound a lot better, so you can try those out. And, yeah, it's just a matter of experimenting with the different modes. But if you're doing drum loops, you definitely want to have it on beats 10. Clip Envelopes: all right, so in this video, I'm going to show you a clip. Envelopes, and what clipped envelopes is is basically just automation inside a clip. You can do that by clicking this little icon here, and this will bring up the envelopes so from you can choose volume. Or it can chews other different settings that you can have automated. So let's say that you want the volume in this clip here to be automated. We can just create a curve like this, I'd say like this, but let's say something like that, and now this clip is automated in volume. But this is only for the clip. So if we would have other clips here in the arrangement, let's see them copying here then. Sure, this clip is not now going to automate as well, since we copied this clip that we had automated in the clip envelope. But if I would have to let's say that I import other sounds. I'm going to go to the same sample back here and let's say that this clip is now not automated, since it's only for the clip, and this is important because if you're doing automation in this track, then it's going to be affected to all of the clips. So let's say that I'm going to do automation. Let's say for the volume track William here and I do automation here. This will affect all of the tracks or all of the clips in this track, but I'm going to cover the automation in a later lecture, so this is clip envelopes in able time. 11. The Mixer: Let's take a look at the mixer in Mableton. So as you can see, I have ah track here, and this is the mixer section off this track. First, I have two knobs, which is the sense. So it's 1st 1 is send a which is this end, so I can send signal from this track to this scent. Same thing goes with the be, so be has a delay with a plug in it. Same thing goes with this one, and I covered that in ah, the previous lectures here with the sense we can also create more sense. So you don't you don't necessarily have to have two cents. You can either delete them or you can create new ones and you create, nuanced with by going to recreate here and go to insert return track. So now I will have a new return track, which I can put on Let's say, Ah, all the effect here and let's say that won a ping Pong delay, which is a bit more but longer here. So now I have a delay and a ping Pong delay as my third sen. And as you can see, Able Tone created a new knob here in the mixer for all of the tracks. So if I want to create 1/4 I can do that. And now I will have 1/4 knob as well. It can also rename the tracks by just go to the menu here, right click menu, rename or commander and same thing goes with the sense as well. All right, so next thing we're having a mixer is the volume meter here, so you can choose how much of the value me wants. Then we have the panning knob to here. We can pan the sound right or left. Then I have this button here you can turn on the track itself. Oregon, turn off and we have a solo button so I can solo this track. So now we can hear only this track, and all of the other tracks will be muted. And then we have the record arm, but in here. So if you want to record something, let's say that you want to record in this mini track here. Then you have to have this recording button on. And now you can record on this track. Same thing goes with all the attracts If you want to record, let's say a line input or microphone. Then you have to have the record armed button on when you're recording. All right, so that is a brief overview off the mixing able Tom, Let's see you in the next lecture. 12. MIDI Editing & Warping: All right, So in this video, I'm going to show you how to edit Median Mableton. So I have two different instruments here. I am a grand piano, and I have on FM piano as well. Yeah, Yeah. First, I'm going to create a mini clip so I can write something right in notes and yes, sounds and media into our piano roll. So I do that by selecting how long I want that media clip to be. So let's say that I wanted to hear, I mean, just selected in the arrangement for this track and just go to insert movie clip. Or you can use this keyboard shortcut here and now we have a piano roll here so I can just do it like this. And now I have this full screen so I can just switch between arrangement here and go back to the piano for this track. All right, so if you want to write in, notes were just double clicking and dragging out the notes. So it's very simple to do that. And by the way, as you can see here, it's a piano. So all of these notes here are different notes on the piano if I want to see note, I just writing notes in this row here, and you can have the sounds to be playing when you're writing the notes, and you can also disable them by going here. So now if I right in notes, I won't hear them anymore. But it's good to have it on so you can hear what you're doing here. So let's say that we want to create some different chords here, so I'm going to zoom a bit. Let's see here, right? So I'm going to go back to the funeral and notice play. Did you see? You can copy notes by dragging them out on holding Ault. - So you see, it's very easy to work with the piano roll enable Tom, and you can just copy notes over, and you can resize them as well. We can select them like I did here. You can resize them by going like this. If you consider multiple notes like I did there, you can move them, of course like that. So that is very easy to create notes enabled on in media clips. You can also warp the notes so as we did with the warping for audio. You can do the same thing with meeting. Don't. Let's say that we want Teoh warp these notes here. You can see that we have warp markers here. So now we can time stretch these notes like this. Let's undo that. You can also time Stretch it like this. You can also time stretch the whole clip or you can select them all like this on time. Stretch it. This is really cool to experiment with this thing Siri can do with a piano and I'm going to show you one more thing you can do with the piano as well. That is really cool. And that I use a lot off the times here. All right, so I'm taking this medically. Pierre, I'm going to copy this over to the second track. So now we have the same notes here, and I'm going to change it a bit. We're going to say I'm going to move it to hear someone knocked it down. So now if I play them together and I'm going to color code this region so you can do that by go to the media clip here and just select a collar by right taking the meeting clip. So let's say that I want this in green and this in red. So now if I have the grand piano notes here, it can Reese ice this piano in this way. Then you can select multiple media clips. So now, as you can see, we have the red notes here, which is this minute clip, and they can choose the green one. And now you can see only these notes from this track. So it's very easy to now see and say I do it like this and now I have the piano notes here , and I have the second FM Vienna notes here. So now if I want to edit this piano here, I can just see whatever notes I have in the other media clip without having to switch between them all the time. That is a very handy to use if you're using with. If you're like, let's say you're layering different instruments and you want them to be sounding the same, then is very nice to see the notes off the different mini clips as you work with with another minute clip, for instance. All right, so that is meanie editing in a Bolton. So see you in the next lecture 13. Automation: All right. So let's take a look at automation in Ebel's alive so you can automate all of the different parameters. Enable tone for each track. And to enable it, you need to put this button enabled here so you can see this one is now on, and now we have these lanes here for automation. So if you have it off, it will just be like this. And now we can't controlled automation with this one, known or by pressing letter. A. You will also activate this automation moan here and now. You can see that all of these tracks here has lists off different parameters, and this is for whatever we want to automate. So for now, let's say it says makes her speaker on. Let's say that we want to automate the track volume of this track. Now I can choose track volume. I can right in different automation like this, right? Create some break points here, zoom in a bit. Let's say I want to automated like like this, and like that now I can also hold Ault and I can create some automation curves to make the automation sound of it smoother. Maybe something like that. And now if I listen, if I sold this track here, this mixer volume or the track volume of this track here will be automated, as you can hear. And you don't need to go to this list every time you want to automate nothing, since this would take a lot of time to find the right parameter that you want to automate. So let's say that we want a delay here. I'm going. Teoh, take away the information. You can double collect the different break points to get rid of them. They can also double click or right click here in this little area for the track and typed or clear all envelopes here. So now let's say that we want to delay. We want to automate that delay. So I'm going to go with Ping Pong. Delay here. That's just double click with this track selected. So now we have a ping pong, the lay on here, and I had the dry, wet knob here. So as soon as I move this dry wet, you see that this is now the parameter for the automation. So now I can control this automation here. Um, let's make it like this and I'm going to put on Ah, bit of a curve here that's moving a bit higher. You can see this not moving here, and it cannot to see the real red dot just right beside this Nam. And this is telling that this Nam is being automated here. So let's clear all envelopes there and now we don't have any automation here anymore. Let's take that to zero. You can also record different automation, so you can let's say that way, Put on an out of also filter here, going to delete this. Pinpoint the lay, and now we have another filter on and I'm going to make ah, low pass filter here. So let's record this frequency knob here where we can actually drag the whole here. So we're going to create some resonance automation as well. So now you need to make sure to have the record arm enabled on here and also have the automation arm enabled here as well. Let's say that we want to automate this out of filter here. Then we can just go and lets you need to have this on here. This automation and record enable on and let's just record that. So we're going to hit their court button, and then we're going to make our adjustment. And as soon as I we had made it adjustment here for the automation, then just press stop. So we're gonna do that. And as you can see, it already did some break points here. So now let's play the track. Theocracy. Automation has been done here when? Where we did it like this. So you need to make sure Teoh have to record and have this on and as well. You don't need to have the record enable on on the tracks here. So the only thing you need to think about is toe this on and just record, and that will record automation on that track. And you need to have this medically selected that you want to automate on as well. All right, so that s it for automation in able to see you in the next lecture. 14. Automation Parameters: All right, so one more tape here with the automation. Let's say that you have two or several different automation parameters on your track. So let's say that we have our delay automation here. Or, let's say, the reverb automation going to create automation like that. So now we have the river beer, and I also want to automate the volume here. So now I have the volume perimeter on there, and now we want to switch between them and shuriken. Go to the lace than find volume or reverb here if it's in the same plug in or the same instrument. But let's say that add on out of filter here and now I want to automate this one as well, so that saved want to automate if we consider, and now I can't find the other automation, so I have to go to the list and search for it. But there is a nicer way to see all of your automation parameters in one list for that track, and you do that by rightly came this area here and choose add lane for each automated envelope. So now I can see all of the different because they're all of the different automation parameters, and I can automate them separately as well. I can also select automation. I can doublet Kate that So let's say a press command d here. I will get automation public. It'd like that I can also the lead automation by selecting it. And just like that, I can also copy automation. So that's I'm copying that selecting here and now I have the same automation and this parameter as well. And I can also delete so I can clear envelope the information where I can just clear all envelopes. And now we have don't have any automation. I can also delete that automation primary like that. So that is a really cool nice trick to organized automation in a Bolton. See you in the next lecture. 15. Capturing MIDI: All right, so let's take a look at capture in a Bolton. There's a really cool feature to have and to use when you're using able tone. So let's say that I'm here by the piano. I'm just creating difference, trying to create different chords here, right? That didn't sound too good. And let's just try out something else here. Let's just play along and let's see what happens. All right, so maybe I like that kind off a corporation idea there, and I didn't record it, and now we have to record it and do that again. But there is a function called capture. So if you're just pressing this button here, you will get the media that off for that thing you played just before. So now we have media data off this idea that I played without even recording it on Anderson . The whole one. Bacon. Just drag it out like this, and you will get all of the notes that you're that you just played and without even recording it. And it's now in this media clips, and now I can just tell it and let's say that I want to delete all off these here No, I can have these here so I can just edit them now. And yeah, without even recording it. I just played something there and then captured it, and now I have it here. So let's say that you're playing on your piano. When you get up, you get something really, really cool. A really nice cooperation or in a nice melodies or something. And you didn't record it. Then just press this button here, and you will have everything in a media clip, so that is really cool to have been able to. All right, So see you in the next picture. 16. Grouping Tracks: Okay, let's take a look at grouping tracks in ableto life. So we grouping tracks. You can group different tracks together and sound and treat them as one sound. So let's say that I have two pianos here that I have, so I can select them both by doing this just holding shift and selecting them both and then right click on one of them and chose group tracks or command G. If you're on a Mac, there you go. They will have the group for pianos, and I can rename this and call it piano or pianos, and now we have those two pianos inside it. It can collapse it by click on this button here. You can also automate both of this piano's now and also have different plug ins in this group, so they will affect both off those instruments here. And let's say that you would have five instruments in this piano's group that will affect all of those five, for instance. So let's say that we want an echo here. I can just drag it Teoh this group here with this group selected you can see that by looking here in the corner here, you can see that pianos is selected. So now we know that the play against will be incited to the piano's group. So now I can automate this. I can just let's say, I want to automate the dry wet here and now we have the dry weight on here, and this will automates dry, wet signal for both of these tracks. That is really cool tab. It can also makes this so we could go to the session view. Here you can mix the pianos and treat them as one sound as well with the volumes for and by soloing. So you can solo just the piano's, and you can also drag in different tracks to the group. So now you can see this audio track is in the same group, since I just dragged it into the piano's. You can also drag it out from the group, and now you can see it's not in a group anymore. You can also delete the group so it can on group tracks, and now we're back to how it was before. You can also put different groups inside off other groups, so it's group them again. That's rename it back to pianos. And now I'm going to create one more on your track. Here. I'm going, Teoh, insert audio track and these two other tracks will be grouped as a separate group. And I'm gonna call these. I'm gonna call this on your tracks like that. So now we have two groups here. 1st 1 is pianos, and the next one is all the tracks. So I can take this group and move it inside to this group. So now you can see by the lanes here. This 1st 1 is the pianos which contains the group of attracts which contains that to all your tracks. And then, of course, the grand pianos as well. You can also drag it out like this and go to the lower section here to the bottom. And now it's on group from that groups. And now it's two separate groups again, in collapsed on like this, as I said before, and it's really easy and really nice to organize these different instruments inside group, since you can now treat them as one sound, and therefore you can put in like like a compressor, for instance. So let's say that you have drums. You have different drum loops. It can group all of these drum loops together and put in a compressor and compress all of the Drew drums together and glue them together. You know. So So it sounds more like like one loop and one drum sound in your track. Instead of having a lot of different sounds going on with the drum loops. Same thing goes with pianos or base. Let's say base that you want to get rid off different frequencies than you don't have to put in Ah e que on all of the different based sounds or based instruments. You can just put it all of the basis inside a group and then put one compressing on and have that setting for all of the basis, for instance, so that is grouping tracks in ableto life and let's see you in the next lecture. 17. EQ & Filtering: So now we're gonna take a look at E Q and A filter in able tone. So there are two different accuse you can use enable tone, which is 1st 1 is CQ eight. The 2nd 1 is CQ three, and we're also using the oil filter A lot enable tone and that's the best filter, I think, for filtering stuff besides just using e que. All right, so we're gonna put ah sound or, you know, two samples here going Teoh, search for a loop. Great. Let's have that on here. I'm going to cycle it's cycle there. All right, so let's go to the audio effects. I'm going to show first audio filter so this audio filter is realized are very can choose how much off the frequency wanted to be filtered. Let's take a listen to it. Whoa. You can also choose the different auto filters mode here, So let's take a listen toe. So now it sounds more like a DJM filter on the pioneer D J mixer devices that is out there , and that is because you have some resonance on here as well. That is really cool to have their all right. I'm going to show you the beacuse 1st 1 is the EQ you ate which has eight different bands here. You can choose and you can enable and disable them. Going like this, you can also e que like that they can see and have kind of adaptive e que So as soon as I put it to a higher value, it's going to be not aware. Same thing goes with the lower volume of this e Cuban here, so that's a really cool thing to have as well. You can also double click this frequency spectrum area here to have it on a big size e que here. So now if you play this, you can also choose different knobs here and do the same thing. You can enable and disable different Cubans here as well. I z q eight. And as you can see, it's a very powerful EQ You. You can also see where we are, where we have our cursor and how many or what frequency Warren And even what notes that would represent and how much off gain in this? So this a curator is really, really impressive. It's the best e que I think of all of the digital audio workstations have seen so and it's it comes with a built in as well. And it's not 1/3 party plugging that you have to buy or something on that. So e Q. Eight really coolly Q. And really nice toe have there are going to delayed it for now. I'm going to take a look at Iko three. So he killed three is basically three different e que Bantz. And this is to get rid off the heist, get rid of the mids or putting on some extra there and same thing goes with low. So this is a really simply killed to just get rid of different frequencies quickly, and there are some different kill switches here. So let's say that we want to get rid of all of the heist. Just click there and now all of the high ciganer. So I use this a lot for my deejay mixtapes. So in creating deejay mixtapes, it's just very easy to just get rid off the low end when you're doing switches between one song toe another song. And of course, if you're using, if you're creating a track, our creating a song same thing goes there, it's very easy to just put it in here and just get rid off the Lohans. If you have ah, section in your track that doesn't they don't want to have any low enough instead of going to take you eight and adjusting it from here. Sure, it's not that that hard and to do it it can just drag it like this. But the Q eight, if you have a lot of them that can take up some CPU and a Q three, is a lot more CPU or less CPU intensive eso Ah yeah, it's better to use more Eakin three Danny Kuwait's. But that is, if you're using a lot of them a lot plug ins and you have, let's say you have a very slow computer and or old computer, for instance. Then you want to maybe consider using it three more than a Q weights on your tracks. All right, so that is CQ and filters in ableto life. Let's see you in the next lecture 18. Delay & Reverb: Let's take a look at DeLay and reverb in able tone, So the 1st 1 we're going to use is reverb. I'm going to get rid of this week. You here, the reverb. Let's put it on here. And as you can see here we have the dry, wet signal off this reverb on thin. This reverb is sounding very good. It's a bit underestimated, I think. But it's it sounds really good, and you can set this global quality here too high, and that will make the reverb sounding even better. But this could be the same thing in your CPU can be affected a bit when you're putting the quality too high here, then we have some local and hikers off the reverb sound itself. So no, it is not going to locate or high cut the sound. But it's going to low and high. Cut the reverb coming out from this plug in, and that is really important, since you don't want a lot off low end here in in your reverb. And yeah, it's it's good to have both local, and I call on on your re verbs as well. They have pre delay shape. You can do some different earlier reflections. They can experiment with this one, and you can also freeze your reverb. So let's say that we have a reverb sound and then we stop playing. So if you put freeze on, that will create an endless reverb until we get this freeze bottom else here. So that is what that does, and you can choose. Density can just scale all of these knobs. Sierra are basically for experimenting and ah, yeah, you're just putting some different different stuff here. You can choose. Let's say we want a lot of reflect here that will create the reverb more of like an echo. But that's covered different delay, plug ins as well. So I'm going to get rid of the river beer and I'm going to put the echo plugging in here first so that Copenhagen is a new plug in for a Burton life 10. And it's very advanced. You can use a lot of different stuff here. Um, you can choose the timing here. You can also see how the echo will will look like more visually here. And you also have a reverb on this eco plugging as well and create ping pong me inside. You can choose it to be in stereo or not, and this reverb as well they can choose if you want it to be before their co. Or after that gorge like feedback. Here is the dry, wet knob as well you can to take these eco different learn left and right signals to not be sink, so that will make their co sounds a little bit different. There is a lot of different stuff you can do with the echo Plug in here. All right, next one is the filter delayed and this delay plug in here ISS that you can. You can have different delay depending on the different frequencies here they can see. I can put one delay on, let's say, 200 hertz. Next one is on 900 herds. And let's say I want the next one to be, um, five dot three key lords, for instance. I can also set the different volumes off the difference delays, and I can put different timing on them as well. Way Same thing goes, Syria can experiment with this plug in in, ah like a whole day, just creating different delays so that is really cool as well. Then we have, um we have our ping pong delay as well, and that's the same thing. But just with this the same thing as filter labor, just one kind off delay effect that you can you can create for one part off the frequency spectrum instead off the filter day that had three of them. We're going to take that away as well. And now we have the last one, which is a simple delay, and this is what I use all the time. It's very simple as the name is here and this is just too different, the lace one coming from left and one coming from the rights. You can choose the timing of them. You can choose if you want him to be sink or not. How much of the feedback and dry and wet single. - All right, So that is the delay effects echoes and river beds in ableto life. So see you in the next lecture 19. Preferences: All right. So in this section, I'm going to cover the preferences in a really quick way here just so you can see what you can do here. So in the preferences, you access it from live and preferences and then you have different language. You can choose language. Here you have different colors. You can set You have different view options. Here, you can choose colors for the whole interface here. Brightness as well. Like that can choose color intensity. Even there is a lot of different things you can customize with a built in here. So you have the audio device here on the output device. This ISS what device you want sound to come from. So I'm using this one for now. This some card here, Then you can choose late and see which is buffer size. And it is very good. If you here so different scratches or different weird sounds when you're playing your track , then you can try to decrease this buffer size here to ah bigger value here that will make the CPU to work less than then. You can also see overall agency 10.7 m s right now from my computer here. And this means that if I play something of our media keyboard or if I record something on my microphone, that's going to be, ah, leaders off 10 milliseconds, which we just a very small amount. So you won't really hear that, So that is good. But if you have, ah, large amount here, that will mean that you will have a lot of late and see. And then you can try to ah, actually increase or decrease the buffer size here to a smaller value. Then you have test stone. You can try a different tone Ciric and see how much the CPU use its simulators so it can simulates how much off the Cebu you want, Teoh. Now, as you can see, the CPU meter asset is here in this section you can see that the CPU is using 80% as a simulation. So now if you play something and the CPU is using 80% you will see how much off that the audio files and the project will take up in Cebu. So this is just for testing purposes. Then you have different meaning. Here you can see your meeting keyboards, for instance, you will see where you set. They can set different folders here where you want the audio to be saved on. You can see plugging sources you can choose if you want to use all the units. If you want to use PST plug ins, you can re scan the plug ins as well. Same thing here, location of user library and packs against that where you want that to be recorded and so on and so forth. So the preferences are really good to go through. Once you set up a belt on and just to get your own look and feel off able to engage women zoom, you can make it smaller like that. This is very useful if you have a small display as well, and you can just have a quick to get the default value here. So this is the preferences enable tone and I see you in the next lecture 20. Creating a Full Track - Part 1: All right, take guys in this lecture. I'm going to create a full track from scratch. We're gonna make a deep house track in this lecture, and I'm going to create it from the beginning to the end. And this is going to be a very simple short track. Just received. Show you how to work and how to start creating different notes. Creating different drum loops might beat matching them to the arrangement. Great. An arrangement makes down and then just exporting the audio. All right, so I'm going to start with a grand piano. And that is because I I usually like to create the cords first when I create some when I create a project. So let's search for grand piano here. Right? So let's drive that to the media channel here and there. We have our grand piano, so I'm gonna go over to the arrangement. You here and there We have the grand piano. Let's make sure to have this the keyboard recording enabled on and just playing something here. I'm going to create a media region here. I'm going to create it four bars and inside me to clip. That's why we have the medically and Pete the piano roll here. So let's say I'm going for a miner's. I'm gonna go and create a notes here and then just copy over this. That's knocked it up here, make them short there. - All right, I'm going to take all of these notes here and put them a bit higher. Let's create on be Cordy, and I'm going to set this notes a bit different. Alright? Cos I want to hear the notes here when I'm praying, pressing them, someone going to enable this headphone I can hear. I am going to cycle through the clip here like that. And that's put this cycling on here most of going to copied thesis notes here. I think this is just by trial and error. You can just listen to your year, son. And yeah, you just move notes wherever you feel that it sounds great. You know, I'm not following any rules here. I know that this maybe isn't the best or the right court to use it in, but whatever. Who cares If it sounds good, then it is good. You know, if you feel that it sounds good, then just put it in wherever you want, you know? All right, so I have a medically Pierre. I'm going to make this a bit shorter so I can loop it. And now we have the grand piano with this on here, As you can see, that I have the folder one shot deep. House samples, number one. And this is a free sample pack that we have on our website Music dash product calm. They can get it from there and here. I'm going to scroll through different deep house sounds, so let's take a listen to them. All right? This I feel this is, um that the typical deep house base kind of sound. So we're gonna use here, is I'm going to go to No, I'm going Just going to take this media track here and then put the audio sample on the mini track so that will make here is that it's going to create a sample for us. So this sample and I'll contains this all your sample. So now I can just play around with it on the keyboard. So that's play. And let's take a listen to the bass on with way. I'm going to record that I kind of like that. So let's make sure to have the record enable on here or the court arm enabled there, and yeah, not just recorded. That's really do that. Something like that. So now we have our media notes here. You can see. See here what? This is he started notes. I'm going to contacts it by selecting them and choose Kwan ties. And now they're still not in the green air, so I'm going to move them a bit. 21. Creating a Full Track - Part 2: moving from its Um, that's put the volume a bit lower here. Great. So I'm going to put a reverb on this base here. So let's put foreign only effect reverted. So it great and I also want reverb on the piano. And I also want some compression on this piano. Since I feel like it sounds a bit too to flat, I think so. Let's go for a compressor here. And if I choose this little sub menu here, I will get different presets for that plug in. So for the compressor, I have different presets here as well, so you can see you can get different classical, compressed surfing's and acoustic. Let's see if we have something else. Maybe here, like glue compressor, maybe. All right, so you can use different presets they don't have necessary. Have to be, Let's say, guitar. You can put a guitar compressor, um, preset on a piano sound. Francis, I'm gonna do that. I want this piano to sound powerful, so I'm going to put this guitar lead solo preset between the grand piano plug in and the reverb. So I want the compression to be before the reverb, so the reverb won't be affected off the compression. Let's play it now so you can enable and disable the plugging by pressing this button here. And by that you can a be the different sounds. And with compression, you don't want the compression to be too much. So yeah, and also, you don't want the volume to be a like much louder. You know, when the compression is on, because that that way you won't hear the difference. You only hear if it's louder or not. I'm going. Teoh, take the makeup gain a bit lower here. Great. So, as I said before, this course is for learning able tone alive just two quick starting it and creating music. So I'm not going to cover all of these different settings you can do on a compression compression on our own or a reverb, for instance. So I'm just going to move on creating the track. But this is how you do it. So, yeah, so now we have the bass and the piano, so let's take a listen to them. All right, So now I'm going to have some different, um, different drum loops. So let's I'm going to go for the vengeance here. I'm going to search for a kick drum first. I like that kick drum. So what I'm going to do here, I'm going to take away that audio track. I'm going to insert a media track going to move its here, and I'm going Teoh Ah, yeah, Let's elect at me to track and just put the bass drum on here and I would go away. We're gonna get a sampler here as well. So now I can create a meaty clip that's and just playing that kick drum here, let's create a kick drum pattern course. And now we want some drum loops here. So let's take a listen to the different loops going to use that one. So now we have ah, for poor loop here, Let's zoom in a bit on. Let's see what we got here now. So we have a kick drum. We have the base hearing around the grand piano, so I'm going to rename this to base kick drum and a loop. Oh, like that. So I think I'm going to go back to the one shot deeper samples and see if we can layer it with one more sound here. Let's actually save this bass. Sound sounds better instead of the previous one we had. So just selecting this sampler for the base as we're out of there and then we can just drag it in there. So now we have another based on here. I didn't like that too much. So what did? Why I'm here. Have that one? Yeah. Let's just browse for something else. Here, you can put the sounds. 22. Creating a Full Track - Part 3: Let's put the volume on the drama. Yeah, that sounds better. That sounds a lot better. Going to create one more minute track here and just see if we have some sounds we can use here. Teoh, make some variation on this beat here. So we're gonna use the capture function here and now we have the media that at us that we played even though we didn't record it. So I had all of the media down here. You can just Yeah, let's want That's this. But first, want ice. So I'm going, Teoh, have Let's see here. We're gonna take reverb. Quintana decay time A bit longer. Too long. Let's take a simple early as well. All right, let's go back to the one shots here. I'm going to take this kind of a string sound here. New money track Dragon in here So we can also loop here in the sampler. So if you choose the loop here, you can get its to loop at the selected section here. So let's try it out So you can experiment a lot with the looping things there. It can also create a one shot which the classic does the same thing, and you can also slice it so it can do different. Um, you can take different parts off the other sample and make them different notes on your keyboard. See, this is really good if your creating this, um, the vocal kind off since that is very popular nowadays. So if you go to the classic here and just play something that feels good with dry, I want something a bit higher in the background. Eso Let's take a listen to it. I think that's a bit too much. I'm gonna get rid of that. So I think now we're going to create our little arrangement here. So you don't have to have a lot of different instruments to create your track. You just want you just basically need ah initial idea. So I'm going to take all of this many clips and move them there and start from the beginning. So now let's take the kick drum here. And, um, that's copy this mean a clip. So here. So I'm going to psycho the first part here, and it's only going to be our kid. Come now. I want to filter that kick drum with That's their only effects. I'm going to choose the e Q three and just take the gain low off up. So we have a kick drum now without any low end and what I'm gonna do here, I'm going to put automation on. Just move this Nam here. Yeah, I think I'm going to go with a novice that off pressing the button here to kill the low in So and let's get back to the low end acting automation. And now this game low here. So now I can automate this amount here off alone and that I want Let's take a listen. Great. So I want to create a 16 bar kind of intro here. So that's the It's going to be toe there like that. So let's create loops and you create loops off mid eclipse by just dragging them out like this. And if you can't see your medically being looped, you can just double click on the medical itself and then create loop or press loop here. Then if you go back, you can drag it out like I did here. And if you have it set on, I say we go back here and you have it set, Not on loop. Then you're just Reese icing this. Ah, the whole medically appear. But we don't want to a loop. So just started Loop on. And our loop it's And I think I wanna use this one in the intro. This sound here and this medically doesn't have loop on. So let's put it on there. 23. Creating a Full Track - Part 4: I'm going to use an auto filter on this track. So that selected track going to put it ask the last one in the in the effect chain here. So let's automate the frequency. And now we have it there. I think I'm going to use, um, piano in this section here. Group that as well. And I think, yeah, I created, um, a four bar media clip, and it can't being looped since this is only two bars. So I'm going to just copy them or you can public ate them as well by pressing command d like that from here, I'm going to choose son or a filter as well. Same thing here that's on. Just put it to lower in here. Something that I want some kind of loop here in the beginning as well. Drum loops will go to back to vengeance here. I'm going to some drama jobs here. Let's take a listen to the beginning section here. Yeah, I want something very, very simple here. So I'm just going to drop the audio file here to the empty section and that create our audio track. So now we can loop it here. I'm going to lower the volume are lots here going to add something in this section as well ? Some more loops. Great. So just dragged that in lower the volume. By the way, I'm lowering the volumes a lot here, since I'm already doing mixing while on producing. And that is very important because then when you go back to mix downstage and you want to makes your track, then is going to be a lot easier because you already taking care of the most important thing in mixing and that it's the levels. So that is why it's important to create producing music or your track on the lowest level that you can. Goto automates the base here, going to let's see him if I'm zooming in a bit, going to cut it a bit, right? Uh, right before that, start off the drop section here, something like that. And now I think I'm going to group the different lead tracks, so I have. Let's see here. This one is the piano is the base, and this is the lead sounded around here, so I'm going to drag it up to where the grand piano is, and I'm going to select those two tracks going to group them together. Now I can rename them Teoh Lead like that, and what I'm going to do now is to put reverb that's here river beer. And also I'm going to go for on my coat. And now I'm going to automate just a dry and wet signal here on both of these plug. It's so we can get a nice transitional elements when we're going up to the drop here. So the reverb dry wit is already selected. So I'm going to just with something like that. And then when the drop hits I wanted to be on zero like that, the same thing goes with the echo drying wet so we can actually copy the same. That's here. Bingo, too, on blame for each automation. And now I can select this automation here copy, and I can choose the same thing for the Echo, so just pace it like that. So now if I play, play the track, it will sound like this. Yeah, that sounds pretty good. Maybe that's a bit too much, so I'm going to lower it a bit. But that's the idea that I wanted to have years I'm going to just take away the automation view. And now I'm going to use all of the instruments in the draft section here, and I'm going to look them as well. And as you can see, there can't really do that. So I'm going to instead of looping. I'm just going to complicate them like this, and I'm going to use this drum loop that just complicate it. And, yeah, I think that's pretty much it. So let's take a listen to it most going to get rid of the kick drum in this section. Let's see here. 24. Creating a Full Track - Part 5: I'm going to introduce a new drum loop. I'm going Teoh, be cycling in this area here and now Let's see your vengeance. And I'm going to search for a new drum. Appear that's lower the volume as well. Going to take one of these men eclipse here and try to maybe copy some notes? Um, uh, maybe this is too much, etc. Yeah, that's dryness. That see on this would sound most going to create a new automation off the echo and reverb here to introduce this section. And then we're going to make it zero like that Competent automation to their analysis. Very cool. Very easy. As you can see, it's just the matter off taking different sounds, making them fit together and with able tone, it's very easy to do so since you can drag in basically whatever dramas you want, and they will be immediately in sync with your project as well as you can take different one shot samples. That sounds good. Immediately, instead of searching different yeah, different through different plug ins and synth preset, and you can do that as well. You can create your sounds from scratch if you want to go on. That's totally fine. You can open up third party plug ins by going to insert many track. Then you can plug ins here and you can choose. Let's say, for instance, if I want the nexus here, I can just double click it. I have a nexus on here, So let's say I have this instrument and I just create a medically Poway that, um, it's your money clip. Now there's a mix of sound, so it's very easy to do so as well. We third party plug ins if you want to. But as you can see, you can come very far by just just creating sounds with all you enable tone. And that's that's the best digital audio workstation for doing this kind of process with being creative on and very quickly get different audio samples on an ideas of different tracks out there very in a very quick and efficient way, I think All right, so see you in the next lecture 25. Exporting to Audio & Saving Live Set: all right, so in this section, I'm going to export our track here. So let's go to file here and export audio video. So from here, I can set they rendered track to be the master. And I can also go with all living individual tracks and that will make the audience stems so that will actually export every single track to its separate all your file that I can choose selected tracks only. So if I select, let's say, two or three different tracks here that will make those tracks to be exported that I can set individual sounds here or individual tracks. So, as you can see, um, let's say the base. I only want the bass track to be exported that I get. Use the base here, and I can also export the different sense. So let's say I send some grandpa the grand piano here to the reverb. Then I can get on Lee the reverb sound of that send to on only five. Then we have render start, and now it's going to start at 23 here on. It's going to be on two bars along, so I can set this to be on number one here and render length to be to bar 33 there like that, and now I can render it as a loop if I want to. I can convert the whole track to mono can normalize. Say it again. Creator analysts analyzes file Sample Rate So there's a lot of things you can set here. You can choose a FF, which is Apple's own version. Off wave, it counts up, would wave. I always exported to wave in just a bit depth delivering options and this is it could be ah , Hole course on just explained that the pairing options, but it can set it to the default setting, and that was sound good. It can also encodes MP three, which you couldn't do with earlier versions off Able Tom, so that it's really cool that I added it here. You can also upload it directly the soundcloud if you want to. If you press on here, then that will prompt you to put in your soundcloud account information to log in there and then it will export and are immediately upload to Songkhla. You can also create a video if you want to, and this is the same thing here. It would be another course for creating video enable tone. I wouldn't recommend using video with able to not try that. And it isn't really a video editor, so Ah, yes. So I really recommend you, Teoh. Just use the default settings and five type wave with Beth kept at 16 here. And as soon as we put export here and can just that same our first track and I can choose where I wanted to be saved on I Let's use it on the desktop save. And I was going to rendering this our audio at 48,000 hertz and then exported 8 44 dot com Can words you see on the desktop we have our first strike here? Sounds pretty good, right? So what we're gonna do here is we're gonna save this life set. You can save it like this, and it's going to be the same name here as well. You can also target if you have Mac Os. And if you say it like this, it will now be Are Life said here so we can open it. Our first idea here and I will open up this project again So that is how you save projects , enable tone. And then it's also how you export projects to audio files. All right, so see you in the next lecture.