Music Production in Ableton Live 9 - The Beginners Guide!

Join Students in The Beginners Guide to Ableton Live 9 for learning the basics of music production in Ableton Live 9
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Understand the basics of Ableton Live 9
Understand Ableton's Preferences
Learn how to Record Audio and MIDI in Ableton Live 9
Gain a quick overview of the MIDI and Audio Effects in Ableton Live 9
Improve at Music Production in General


  • Basic Music Skills
  • A Working PC, Laptop, iMac or MacBook
  • Ableton Live 9 software or above (preferably Ableton Suite)
  • Basic Music Production Skills is desirable, but not necessary


Ableton Live 9 is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for OS X and Windows.

Ableton Live is used across professional studios, bedroom studios and also as a performance tool for live performance. Learning how to use your DAW correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it.

NOTE: This course is for Ableton Live Suite 9 and above. Some of the features I discuss in this course will only be available for Ableton Live Suite 9 and above

In this course you will gain a basic understanding of Ableton Live 9. You'll learn the beauty and the power of this software that's used by professional producers today. 

This course will cover such topics as Ableton Live Preferences, Recording Audio and MIDI, Audio Effects and MIDI.

What you'll learn in this course will help you understand the basics of music production in Ableton Live 9.

Learn to love Ableton Live 9 and make music with it. 

This course was last updated on 12/14/2016

Who this course is for:

  • Those who are new to Ableton Live or Music Production
  • Those with basic music production skills who wish to improve
  • Those interested in creating their own music in Ableton Live 9 or being better at music production
  • DJs who want to start producing their own music
  • Band members who want to learn how to write their own music


Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer
Tomas George
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Hi, Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Composer, Audio Engineer and Video Maker.

I've been producing and writing music now for over twenty years and I've got an MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

I really enjoy writing and producing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.

Since 2016, I've been creating online courses that over 340,000 students from around the world have taken.

My courses teach the skills to help you learn and improve at music and audio production.

Online Music Production Academy
Digital Music Masters
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  • 331,067 Students
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DMM was Founded by Tomas George in Early 2018.

We are an online community and academy that's aimed at teaching budding artists and producers how to get the best out of what they have at home.

Digital Music Masters specialises in creating practical music production content and resources for producers, songwriter, and video makers.

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