This course starts with a series of tutorials that help you build efficient studio sessions with Live's default set template and new default track templates. Then you’re off to organizing the browser for quick access to your favorite sounds, loops and effects. Live's Session view is typically regarded as a performance tool, but Noah shows how to make full use of it in the studio for the most intuitive workflow possible.
Looking at the new Audio to MIDI conversion tools and Ableton's deceptively powerful MIDI Effects, you learn how to generate new musical ideas out of thin air and then edit them like a pro with an in-depth look at Live's Audio and MIDI clip capabilities.
There are all kinds of crazy tips and tricks packed throughout the tutorial as Noah shows how to generate unique textures and hypnotic polyrhythms. You see how to create potent dynamic changes for stale loops and give them all unique swing timing with the Groove Pool – all non-destructively!
Once you've got enough ideas ready in the fertile sketch pad of the Session view, Noah shows how to record them into the Arrange view with maximum efficiency. From there, you see Noah's advanced arrangement and automation tricks that are sure to give you all kinds of new creative ideas.
Next he takes you through his Automatic Track Method to get you through the process of completing your track. Finally, you see how to use Live's newest effect devices to get the most out of your mix to make it as clean and warm or as trashy as you like it.
Through it all, you'll gain insight as to the motivation and discipline behind a hard working producer: it's one thing to jam out in the studio, but seeing your ideas through to a finished track is a whole other game.
Here’s a link to the finished track:
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It was so cool to learn a lot of things in this course! Thank you very much!
sjm wrote on May 5, 2016
Very useful and well-paced course that I will be coming back to again and again
Fernando wrote on December 20, 2015
It is a very good video, he explain a bit fast and he don´t reveal at all his production tricks, but nobody reveals his own production tricks, each one must to find they own way in creation, but the video is nice and helps to better know Ableton
Beefus Bruiser wrote on January 11, 2015
Excellent course. Noah Pred is a great teacher. This is one of the best courses you can take on how to use Ableton live.
Kleber Dias wrote on July 22, 2014
Great course. Very well dtailed. Offers a great methodology to build traks.
BrettC wrote on June 16, 2014
Excellent course. I have picked so many tips on using Ableton it's untrue. Nice one Noah.
Leon P wrote on October 19, 2013
Great Stuff, Covers lots of subjects to get your production sounding it's best
My only dislike is the track does not sound like traditional techno you would hear at a club
Still Great Teaching
Vruno wrote on July 1, 2013
I really enjoy learning :) everyday day by day, I hope you can expline more about the Follow action with more examples of that (sorry my bad english) tnx for all!
Carrion Fowl wrote on June 11, 2013
A great guide to making a track from start to finish that could be used as a template for any genre. Picked up a lot of nice tips on more advanced sound design and mixing down too - Thanks Noah!
MitKlass wrote on June 9, 2013
Some great tips on workflow and little tricks to make things easier whilst working n ableton, nice way to develop a tune