Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live. In this course, music professor Rick Schmunk shows you how to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce, and edit your musical ideas. Along the way, get familiar with the Live interface, work with its views for recording and editing audio and MIDI, and explore its unique real-time recording and mixing capabilities. Plus, learn real-world production skills that can be applied to songwriting, studio production, and DJing. The final chapters offer an inside look at features added in Live 9, such as new Instrument Racks containing over 3,000 production-ready sounds, and Max for Live, a toolkit for building custom devices.
Topics include: * Choosing the right gear to use with Ableton * Setting audio and MIDI preferences * Optimizing performance * Loading, playing, and moving clips * Exporting clips and devices * Recording and overdubbing MIDI * Quantizing with grooves * Editing pitch and note duration * Understanding EQ and filters * Recording real-time automation * Looping audio * Creating beats with Impulse * Creating drum racks * Introducing Max for Live