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

Course content

1 section9 lectures53m total length
  • Getting Started
  • Mac or PC
  • Ableton Navigation
  • Preferences
  • Recording Audio and MIDI
  • Audio Effects
  • MIDI Effects
  • Recording to the Arrangement and Song Example
  • BONUS : Where to go from here


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

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

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

Online Music Production Academy
Digital Music Masters
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Founded by Tomas George and Christopher Carvalho Early 2018

DMM is an online community and academy aimed at teaching budding artists the world over how to get the best out of what they have at home.

Based in Leeds, UK. Digital Music Masters specialises in creating practical music production content and resources for producers, singers, songwriter, and audio engineers.