Ableton live performance course

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11

LESSONS

Beginner/

Intermediate

SKILL LEVEL

25

VIDEOS

2 - 3 weeks

DURATION

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ABLETON LIVE PERFORMANCE

COMPLETING THIS VIDEO COURSE WILL HELP YOU:

  • Setup your existing tracks to perform live either solo or with a band.

  • Use both Session & Arrangement View workflows to create a show that works for you

  • Learn routing to get a good live mix and setup in-ear monitoring with your band

  • Learn live looping to improvise on stage

  • BONUS: Get 50% off 1-on-1 online lessons with Ableton Certified Trainer Dan Giffin as you go throughout this course. 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

  • Anyone wanting to perform live with Ableton either solo or with a full band.

  • You have songs produced in the studio, now let’s take them to the stage. Whether you’re setting up a live performance or online live stream, this course will help you create your own live performance with flexibility, while getting that “big sound” using backing tracks.

  • You’ll learn step by step routing instruments through Ableton, creating a flexible setlist and project template, programming/ triggering Live’s effects in realtime, and live looping basics,

  • Set up in-ear monitors so you (and the band) can get the best sound on stage. 

  • Perfect for both Ableton Live beginners to more experienced users.

COURSE OUTLINE

Live Category

Lesson 1 - Join Facebook Group


Post questions as you go through this course, interact with me (Dan Giffin), and other Ableton Live users. If you have questions, post in there so everyone can benefit. I’ll be checking in there regularly as much as possible, and sharing new tips & tricks you might find helpful.




Lesson 2 - Getting Started


Installing Ableton Live Intro To Live’s Interface Intro To Live’s Browser Part 1 Intro To Live’s Browser Part 2 Saving Projects & File Management




Lesson 3 - Setting Up Tracks For Live


Preparing Your Tracks Organizing Stems in Live’s Browser Grouping and Condensing Audio for Playback Importing Stems; Adjusting Audio to Live’s Tempo Adjusting Songs With Tempo Automation Using Warp Modes




Lesson 4 - Performing In Session View


Intro To Session View Editing Scenes & Looping Clips Clip Transitions with Follow Actions & Key Mapping




Lesson 5 - Song Arrangement & Editing Tools


Re-arranging Song Structure with Clips & Cues Freezing & Flattening New Arrangements Consolidating Time To New Scene




Lesson 6 - Preparing A Template & Quickly Building Setlists


In this lesson, I’ll show you some tips necessary for creating a single Ableton Live project template to use for all your performances. Once you have a template prepared for your shows, it’s an easy drag/ drop process adding audio tracks to create a live setlist. Once you’ve setup your individual songs across scenes to perform with, it’s easy to save them to later drag/ drop into a new Ableton Live set. This helps you quickly build new custom setlists for every show.




Lesson 7 - Clip Envelope Automation & Live Effects


Live’s Clip Envelope feature is a powerful tool that is often underutilized for setting up a live performance. Like many DAWs (Logic or Pro Tools) you can draw automation to control track and device parameters. Clip Envelopes, on the other hand, are snippets of automation that only exist within Audio or MIDI Clips themselves. Clip automation can be used to change a clip’s parameters and/ or the track parameters that the clip lives on.




Lesson 8 - Performing In Arrangement View


Set up your live performances using hacks in Arrangement View as an alternative to Session View with flexibility.




Lesson 9 - Routing Tracks And Audio


Choosing The Right Audio Interface Routing & Monitoring Tracks in Live Setting Up In-Ear Monitoring Reducing Latency Setting Cues & In-Ears For The Band




Lesson 10 - MIDI Mapping Controllers & Live Link


There are tons of MIDI controllers on the market today used for live performance. The controller you decide to use completely depends on your needs. Regardless of the controller you use, Ableton is compatible with nearly any controller on the market that sends a MIDI signal in/ out. I made a list below for several MIDI controllers I recommend performing live.




Lesson 11 - COURSE ASSETS


Live Performance Workshop at Sweetwater Live Performance Master Template





WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

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Glen Stephens

Producer

“A fantastic and very engaging course. All of the information offered by Dan was completely practical, relevant and he's helped take my live music to new heights.”

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Philip Austrom

Touring Musician/ Producer

"Dan has been helping setup my live tracks since I joined his membership. He's helped me take my shows to a new level while improving the sound quality."

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Dacota Muckey

Touring Artist

“This course was a breakthrough in what I thought I knew. The private FB group was also a game-changer for helping me setup up my live backing tracks for shows.”

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"This video course is easily worth $400+ but I'm happy to give it to you (and all other Ableton courses) for only $49 / month. I look forward to helping you reach your goals in Ableton! It changed my life."

- Dan Giffin

(Ableton Certified Trainer / Grammy Experienced Engineer)

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