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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:
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.
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|Section 1: Synthesis 101|
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.
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|
A few notes about how we will be approaching the Analog Instrument.
First, we will walk through the basic outline and signal flow of Analog, paying special attention to our "4 Key Elements."
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.
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?|
Thats it for this class! Please leave me comments, feedback, and check out some of my other classes!
As a bonus, lets take a look at another instrument in Live: The Collision!
There is so much more to learn!
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.)