How To Create Backing Tracks With Ableton Live Premium class

Mark Schroor, Professional Drummer & Record Producer

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29 Videos (2h)
    • Who Am I?

      0:54
    • Basics Of Ableton Live

      8:32
    • What You'll Need

      1:01
    • Tools: Ableton Live

      1:50
    • Tools: Audio Interface

      4:44
    • Tools: Balanced TRS

      0:51
    • Tools: In Ear Monitors

      4:27
    • Tools: Y Cables

      1:07
    • Tools: Mixer

      5:24
    • Importing, Syncing, Warping

      8:19
    • Audio Preferences

      5:30
    • Master Tempo Automation

      9:09
    • Adding Locators

      7:49
    • Creating Key Commands

      3:08
    • Recording Cues

      8:00
    • Time Signature Changes

      2:01
    • Modifying Length

      3:10
    • Color Coordinating

      1:18
    • Freezing Tracks

      0:55
    • Collect All And Save

      3:42
    • Exporting

      2:51
    • Adding Photo & Video Content

      6:20
    • Routing Outputs

      4:43
    • What A Full Ableton Session Looks Like

      4:18
    • Lighting

      3:39
    • Looping Song Sections On The Fly - Ex. 1

      6:23
    • Looping Song Sections On The Fly - Ex. 2

      4:28
    • Different Types Of Tracks

      5:01
    • Farewell

      0:31

About This Class

As a full time touring/studio drummer, I have spent 10+ years drumming for artists from all over the world. I’ve also spent years mixing live bands on tour, and have learned the ins and outs of what makes a great live show. 

Almost all of the bands and musicians you look up to, play along with backing tracks. Whether it’s that extra synth part that you can’t play, or some extra percussion tracks to fill out the sound, most bands are playing along to tracks.

Many of the artists I’ve toured with, play along to backing tracks, and I’ve witnessed firsthand, how important they can be to crafting a great live show.

If you’re ready to take your music to the next level, this is course is for you. In this course I’m going to teach you, step by step, how to:

  • operate Ableton Live, the program that will run your tracks
  • set up click tracks, and cues to direct the band
  • sync logos and videos along to your tracks
  • sync a lighting show to your tracks
  • loop song sections on the fly
  • set up your backing tracks system on stage

I’m always active on the Q/A, and will always answer any questions you have on this course.

Enjoy!

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Mark Schroor

Professional Drummer & Record Producer

Hi, I'm Mark, and I get to live my dreams out every day. As a drummer for 14 years, and a Record Producer for 9 years, I've had the pleasure of working in the studio, and playing live with some very talented, award winning artists, from Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, etc...