As a full time touring/studio drummer, I have spent 10+ years drumming for artists from all over the world. I’ve also spent years mixing live bands on tour, and have learned the ins and outs of what makes a great live show.
Almost all of the bands and musicians you look up to, play along with backing tracks. Whether it’s that extra synth part that you can’t play, or some extra percussion tracks to fill out the sound, most bands are playing along to tracks.
Many of the artists I’ve toured with, play along to backing tracks, and I’ve witnessed firsthand, how important they can be to crafting a great live show.
If you’re ready to take your music to the next level, this is course is for you. In this course I’m going to teach you, step by step, how to:
I’m always active on the Q/A, and will always answer any questions you have on this course.
We take a quick look at Ableton Live, and explain the different versions.
Quick overview of Audio interfaces, why you need one, and how they work.
Why you need Balanced TRS Cables.
Not needed, but recommended
We learn about the basic Functions Of Ableton Live
We learn about the audio preferences and interfaces in Ableton Live.
We learn about importing audio files and, syncing them up in Ableton Live. Also, we learn about the warp function.
Learn about how automation works, and set up tempo changes for multiple songs in one Ableton Live Session. Learn how to find the tempo of your song with www.a.bestmetronome.com.
Learn how to create locators in Ableton Live, so they you can navigate your session easily.
Learn how to create custom key commands in Ableton Live, so you can assign song starts to different keys on the keyboard.
Learn how to create cues to count in your band, and keep the band on the same page with reminders of important song sections.
Learn How to change time signature in Ableton Live. In this lesson, I show you how to change from 4/4 to 6/8, and back to 4/4.
Learn how to colour coordinate your tracks and clips in Ableton Live.
Learn how to freeze your tracks to save CPU, in Ableton Live.
Learn how to properly move your files from one hard drive to another, using Collect All And Save
Learn How To Export your songs so you can practice along to them.
We learn about how to route our outputs to Front Of House, either in stereo, or sending multiple outputs separately.
Learn how to set up photos and videos so that they play along with your songs. For use with concerts where you have access to a screen, to display logos or videos.
Learn How to create lighting cues, so that your lighting setup follows along with your Ableton session. This lesson only applies if you own or have access to stage lighting.
We open up a full Ableton live session, of a full band set, and I show you some of the important elements
This is an example of how to loop a certain song section, so and how to re-cue it back after you want to finish looping, on the fly!
This is a different example of how to loop a certain song section, and re-cue it back in on time.
Learn why certain songs will have different types of tracks, and how to set them all up in one section.
Thanks for taking this course, I hope you enjoyed it!
Hi, I'm Mark, and I get to live my dreams out every day. As a drummer for 14 years, and a Record Producer for 9 years, I've had the pleasure of working in the studio, and playing live with some very talented, award winning artists, from Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, etc...
Over the years, I've had to learn the "do's and do nots" of recording, producing, and drumming, the hard way... By first, learning the "do nots." My goal in teaching these courses is to allow you to skip learning the "what not to do" and jump right into doing things the right way, right away.
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