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Ableton Live 8 Training

Cursuri Ableton LIVE

Module One – The basics Live 8

Module Aims: The module introduce Live 8 to the students providing them with the basic knowledge of setup, operating and  producing tracks. Through the course the students will get familiarize with the interface, tools and setup option of Live and get basic operational skills.
Course Duration: 4 x Weeks – 2 x 3 Hours per week

Module topics:

  • Ableton Live introduction – what is a sequencer a little bit of history
  • Installing Live 8/Suit 8 – how to manage authorization, VST plugin folders, Library Folder
  • Ableton Live preference – setting up audio and MIDI devices
  • Live interface and menus getting around
  • Arrangement Mode View
  • Session Mode View
  • Track parameters: I/O’s, track enable, fades, solo button etc…
  • Recording tracks/clips in Arrangement Mode & Session Mode
  • Triggering of clips, scenes
  • Audio/MIDI clip parameters
  • Time warp basics
  • Plugins – inserts and send return
  • Instruments
  • MIDI basics
  • MIDI mapping and remote controlling Live

Module Two – Music Production with Live 8

Module Aims: The module will introduce students in the art of music production. The module will present general music recording and producing knowledge focused on the Live environment. The students will develop skill in recording, producing and mixing in Ableton Live.

Course Duration: 6 Weeks -  2 x 3 hours per week

Module topics:

  • Digital Audio Theory – sample rates, bits and ….
  • Mics, preamps, audio interfaces the hardware tools we need
  • Setting up a recording session in Arrangement view
  • Adding virtual instruments and loops
  • Audio Wrapping
  • Tempo Master/Slave
  • Quantization
  • Working with grooves
  • introducing: Operator, Sampler, Tension etc…
  • Types of synthesis – basic knowledge
  • Working with  automation in Arrangement View
  • EQs, Dynamics, Delays etc…
  • Producing music using Session View
  • Clips and scenes
  • Automation inside clips
  • Recording a Session View performance
  • Exporting mixdown

Module Three – Advanced Live 8 technics

Module Aims: The module will introduce students in innovative and advanced usage of Live 8.

Course Duration: 4 Weeks  – 4 hour per Week

Module topics:

  • Live as a external processing unit
  • Using live as a digital mixing console
  • Live 8 for performing arts
  • Controlling other devices from Live

Module Four – Live 8 for DJ’s

Module Aims: This module will teach practical use of Live for DJ’s.

Course Duration: 4 Weeks  – 4 hour per Week

  • Ableton Live introduction – what is a sequences a little bit of history
  • Installing Live 8/Suit 8 – how to manage authorization, VST plugin folders, Library Folder
  • Ableton Live preference – setting up audio and MIDI devices
  • Live interface and menus getting around
  • Arrangement Mode View
  • Session Mode View
  • Track parameters: I/O’s, track enable, fades, solo button etc…
  • Clips parameters
  • Audio Wrapping
  • Tempo Master/Slave
  • Crossfading
  • Recording a Session View performance

All courses held by Andrei “MoShu” Constantinescu – Ableton Certified Trainer

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