Ableton Push - Workflow and Production

Learn Push workflow and production techniques with Ableton Certified Trainer Mitch Lee.
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  • Length 4 hours
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Learn Push workflow and production techniques from Ableton Certified trainer and award winning producer Mitch Lee.

Learn to create and produce with the Ableton Push

  • Drum Programming
  • Notes, Chords and Scales
  • Sampling Workflow
  • Recording Audio
  • Arranging and Mixing

Understand production workflow 

The Ableton Push has changed the way Ableton users produce and perform. Workflow is everything and understanding how best to maximize this instrument is what this course is all about.

Content and Overview

Drum Programming
Drum programming is one of the many strengths of the Ableton Push. You will learn how to program drums 3 different ways. We start with finger/pad drumming techniques and explain how to setup your loop lengths and quantize settings for best results. Then we create a house beat while explaining step sequencing with the Push. Finally we conclude with the Hybrid Technique of finger/pad drumming and step sequencing. The main workflow technique we showcase through all three methods is Subtractive Drum Programming.

Notes, Chords and Scales
The isometric keyboard on the Push allows users to create melodies with ease. The scale function creates a fast way to create melody or bass lines in any key or scale you desire. Learning a few different chord shapes will allow you to play many chords in any scale. The melodic step sequencer is another creative tool for creating baselines and melodic lines you might not normally make.

Sampling Workflow
With the latest 9.5 release of Live, Ableton has completely changed the sampling game for Push users. The upgrade to the simpler instrument has taken the sampling process on the Push to an incredible new level. Offering a number of new tools inside of simpler along with the ability to warp samples allows us to time stretch instantly and manipulate samples any way we please. Chopping samples is just the beginning, learn to sample fast, from vinyl and other formats.

Recording Audio
There are a number of Push users who also play other instruments like guitar and bass. Understanding how to record and loop with the Push is a real mystery for some users. Learn to how to use a foot pedal to punch in and out and record live instruments with the Push. Mitch also explains how to connect a hardware synth and control it with the Push.

Arranging and Mixing
The Push is an incredible arrangement tool. Learn how to setup your clips in Ableton and learn Mitch’s macro arrangement technique with the Push. Take your ideas and loops and make them into sections of your tracks fast and efficiently. Learn what mixing facilities are available to Push users. Being able to meter on the Push 2 has made it much easier to get your mixes to a place where you can fine tune and make your tracks sit properly. The Push turns into a tactile tool for adjusting and tweaking your tracks while processing and working with plugins and vsts.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 40 lessons and over 5 hours of content!
  • Learn the Ableton Push from Ableton Certified Trainer and award winning producer Mitch Lee
  • Project files, drum racks and sample packs to help you follow along with the lessons
  • Created for beginners and Intermediate Push users
  • Workflow is at the heart of every lesson

What are the requirements?

  • A basic to intermediate understanding of Ableton Live 9.5

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Program Drums
  • Play melodies, chords and scales
  • Sample
  • Record and Loop Audio
  • Arrange
  • Mix

What is the target audience?

  • Ableton Push users
  • Producers new to Push
  • Beginner to advanced Push users

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: Drum Programming
05:33

Learn the basics of programming drums by finger drumming or pad drumming in your beats.

06:27

Learn the basics of programming drums by finger drumming or pad drumming in your beats.

07:27

Learn the basics of programming drums by finger drumming or pad drumming in your beats.

05:18

Learn the basics of programming drums by finger drumming or pad drumming in your beats.

05:01

The step sequencer is a powerful and fast way of programming drums. Learn the basics and some advanced tweaks.

07:54

The step sequencer is a powerful and fast way of programming drums. Learn the basics and some advanced tweaks.

05:36

Learn the hybrid technique of combining finger drumming with step sequencing.

05:35

Learn the hybrid technique of combining finger drumming with step sequencing.

Section 2: 64 Pad Jamming
01:45

Watch producer Egypt demo the Stank Pack Live.

07:00

Learn how to use the Stank Pack and how best to take advantage of its unique qualities. 

05:58

Learn how to use the Stank Pack and how best to take advantage of its unique qualities. 

04:58

Learn how to use the Stank Pack and how best to take advantage of its unique qualities. 

Section 3: Sampling Workflow
Creating a Loop from Vinyl - part 1
Preview
05:18
04:54

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

05:39

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

04:57

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

05:26

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

04:39

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

05:07

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

06:09

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

Creating an Instrument from a Sample - part 1
05:13
03:46

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

04:12

Learn how to sample from vinyl and your computer and learn how to use the new tools inside Simpler to playback, chop and perform the new sample.

Section 4: Notes, Chords and Scales
Notes
04:53
Chords
04:18
Chord Progressions
04:15
Melodic Step Sequencer part 1
05:50
Melodic Step Sequencer part 2
07:31
Aftertouch / Mod Touch Strip
00:55
Fixed On
01:29
In Key / Chromatic
01:07
Build a Beat from scratch
05:05
Section 5: Recording Audio
Guitars
09:53
Bass
06:42
Drums
01:24
Hardware Synth
03:10
Vox
04:22
Section 6: Arranging and Mixing
Arranging
05:07
Arranging part 2
03:39
Making the beat
12:15
Mixing concepts
06:49
Mixing part 1
05:37
Mixing part 2
04:32
Section 7: BONUS: Creating a Selector Kit - AKA 128's
Selector Kit - part 1
Preview
02:01
Selector Kit - part 2
04:00
Selector Kit - part 3
06:14
Selector Kit - part 4
03:02
Selector Kit - part 5
04:08

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Instructor Biography

Mitch Lee, Ableton Certified Trainer / Producer / Composer

Mitch Lee is an award winning film, tv and video game composer and producer. Mitch is also a certified Ableton Live Instructor and has a passion for breaking down and passing on music production skills and techniques.

Mitch has gone on to produce music for companies like Warner Brothers, Activision, Atari, ESPN, Adidas, Nissan, Lamborghini and many more.

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