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Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 - Synths & Samplers

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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38 Videos (4h 33m)
    • Intro

      3:48
    • Lives Instruments

      6:27
    • Quick MIDI Refresher

      4:56
    • MIDI Clips

      5:30
    • Synth Basics Overview

      2:53
    • Synthesis Types

      6:20
    • 4 Key Elements To Synthesis

      14:58
    • Analog Intro

      1:12
    • Analog Basic Outline

      4:10
    • Programming Analog

      14:08
    • Noise And LFO in Analog

      11:48
    • Collission Intro

      2:05
    • Programming Collission

      10:13
    • Electric Intro

      1:49
    • Electric Basic Outline

      6:59
    • Electric Preset Study

      6:01
    • Impulse Interface

      10:33
    • Impulse Groove

      6:50
    • Tension Interface

      10:15
    • Tension Presets

      6:40
    • Operator Interface

      13:21
    • Operator Preset Exploring

      8:03
    • All Instruments Overview

      1:43
    • All Sampler Overview

      0:54
    • Using Simpler

      14:41
    • Using Sampler

      10:10
    • Sampler And Zones

      14:59
    • Sampler Orchestra Library

      4:27
    • Instrument Racks Overview

      14:16
    • Chain Selector & MIDI Mapping

      9:09
    • Macros

      8:50
    • Rack Presets

      6:36
    • Drum Rack Review

      8:42
    • Choke

      8:14
    • Send Return Drum Rack

      4:09
    • External Instrument

      5:01
    • We Interrupt This Class...

      0:24
    • Thanks Bye

      2:11

About This Class

For years I've been teaching Ableton Live in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Ableton Live can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn't be a barrier. This class uses the same outline and syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost.

This is Part 4: Synths & Samplers

This is a really deep class - tons of content, tricks, and tips. I'll go through all of the Ableton Live Instruments in this class, with considerable detail on each one. We will also talk about synthesis tricks and tips, getting most out of your samplers, and tons of production tips. Topics include:

  • Synthesis Basics
  • Types of Synthesis
  • Physical Modeling Synthesis
  • Elements of Synthesis
  • Live's Analog Instrument
  • Live's Collision Instrument
  • Live's Electric Instrument
  • Live's Impulse Instrument
  • Live's Tension Instrument
  • Live's Operator Instrument
  • Live's Simpler Instrument
  • Live's Sampler Instrument
  • Multisamples and Zones
  • Sampler Orchestras
  • Racks!!!!
  • Instrument Racks
  • Chain Selector
  • Macros in Racks
  • Drum Racks
  • Choke Settings
  • The External Instrument
  • ...and much more!

I will be making 6 (six!) complete classes in order to bring you the most comprehensive manual on Ableton Live production techniques ever created. Each class has Sets, sessions, and experiments for you to try on your own and follow along with.

And of course, once you sign up any part, you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts (the next 5!) of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way that this. Start here.

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater.

He currently as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, Macphail Academy of Music, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen:

  • "I've had Live Lite for a while but never quite understood how to use it because of the different options in how to arrange audio. This course explains exactly how to do that and get the most out of Live."
  • "Great overview - I would start here for sure if you are just getting your feet wet with live. clear and to the point. session walkthroughs are great. looking forward to more"

  • "I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me."

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

Great series of classes! I'm a noob and Jason is a great teacher that helps build a solid foundation.
I love all of Jason's classes, he has demystified ableton for me. My only criticism (and it is possible that this is a personal preference) is that a lot of the sounds he chooses to use for examples are like nails on a chalkboard to me. The high pitched sounds make some of the lessons hard to get through but otherwise A+.

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J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of "glove" controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When ...

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