Ableton Live for Beginners (Lite)

Start making music with Ableton Live today
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Navigating Ableton Live's user interface
Using Samples, Clips, Packs, and Instruments
Audio vs. MIDI
Audio & MIDI effects
Recording & editing audio

Requirements

  • None!

Description

This is the free "lite" version of the full, 89-lecture tutorial course, Ableton Live for Beginners.

The free version contains a ton of really useful information and will give you an idea of how I like to teach my courses. We'll learn how to navigate the user interface, creating new tracks, recording and editing midi, recording and editing audio, audio effects, and much more.

I created this course because of a feeling.

You probably know the feeling. It's the feeling you get when you start something new. It's unexplored territory. It's exciting but frightening. It's promising but humbling. I love that feeling but it can be overwhelming to start something new. That's why I created this course. I want to teach you the essential foundations of music production in Ableton Live so that you can be encouraged and have fun making music.

My goal with this course is to get you up and running in the shortest amount of time possible. If you have just unboxed the software for the first time and need someone to give you a quick run-down of what's possible, this free course is for you.

If you enjoy it and find it beneficial, I hope you'll consider enrolling in the full course. Thanks!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginning & Intermediate Music Producers
  • Beat Makers & DJs looking to deepen their knowledge of Ableton
  • Songwriters interested in producing their own music
  • Users of other DAWs considering switching to Ableton Live

Course content

1 section12 lectures37m total length
  • INFO VIEW
    01:35
  • USER INTERFACE OVERVIEW
    03:10
  • AUDIO VS. MIDI
    05:29
  • COMPUTER MIDI KEYBOARD
    01:28
  • RECORDING MIDI
    01:59
  • QUANTIZING MIDI
    03:56
  • RECORDING AUDIO
    02:36
  • WARP MODES
    04:28
  • (I LEFT THE CAMERA ON SO HERE'S A LIL JAM)
    04:12
  • AUDIO EFFECTS OVERVIEW
    03:16
  • MIXING PHILOSOPHY
    03:17
  • WHAT IS MASTERING?
    01:41

Instructor

Producer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, & Instructor
Dylan Bowes
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 2,353 Reviews
  • 19,040 Students
  • 8 Courses

Dylan is a producer, songwriter, & music educator in Los Angeles.

He has written and produced for artists across pop, R&B, hip hop, and alternative genres. His remix EP recently debuted #1 on iTunes Australia. He has composed music for top-tier commercial clients including Nike, Sound Images, and many marketing agencies.

He has taught music production and mixing techniques for more than six years to over 18,000 students worldwide.