Ableton Live's Analog Instrument

Learn how to use the Ableton Live Analog Instrument for synthesis, leads, pads, bass, and even drums!
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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 class is an excerpt of Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 - Synths & Samplers.The full course is available here on Udemy. But if you just want to test the waters of this class, then start here!

In the full class, Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 - Synths & Samplers, we cover tons of content, including all (all!) of the Ableton Live Instruments. Here is a summary of topics from that course:

  • 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!

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

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."
  • What are the requirements?

    • Access to Ableton Live will be required. Using the trail version (free for 30 days) would be a great way to start.

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • Program the Analog Synthesizer Instrument in Ableton Live
    • Make exciting and dynamic sounds with the Analog Instrument
    • Build tracks that take advantage of the Analog Instrument

    What is the target audience?

    • Beginners looking for a deeper understand of the Analog Instrument
    • Ableton Live users that are looking for a comprehensive introduction to the Analog instrument

    What you get with this course?

    Not for you? No problem.
    30 day money back guarantee.

    Forever yours.
    Lifetime access.

    Learn on the go.
    Desktop, iOS and Android.

    Get rewarded.
    Certificate of completion.

    Curriculum

    Section 1: Synthesis 101
    02:36

    Welcome! In this video I'll walk through what we are going to cover in this class, and how we are going to cover it.

    14:58

    The "4 Key Elements" to synthesis are the main building blocks that will get you understanding all synthesizers quickly. Learn these concepts and you will always be able to make sound on any synthesizer.

    Section 2: Using the Analog Instrument
    01:12

    A few notes about how we will be approaching the Analog Instrument.

    04:10

    First, we will walk through the basic outline and signal flow of Analog, paying special attention to our "4 Key Elements."

    14:08

    Now its time to get down and dirty: In this lesson we will program our own sounds, and explore some of the parameters in Analog.

    11:48

    A few extra features available to us in Analog, that we will also find in most of Ableton's Instruments.

    Section 3: What Comes Next?
    01:08

    Thats it for this class! Please leave me comments, feedback, and check out some of my other classes!

    10:13

    As a bonus, lets take a look at another instrument in Live: The Collision!

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    Instructor Biography

    Jason Allen, Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer

    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 he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.

    J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.

    J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.

    If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)

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