How to DJ with Ableton Live’ is a complete how-to guide on digital DJing, covering all the foundations (including warping, performing, using MIDI controllers and recording) and paving the way for you to become a digital DJ and allow your imagination to take over.
‘How to DJ with Ableton Live’ is a perfect intro to the art and science of digital DJing. Sonic Academy’s professional, in-house trainers walk you through the works, from set-up and sorting your soundcard to cross-fading, adding effects (like delay and reverb), looping, and recording your mixes.
Divided into eight video lessons, all of them quick and clear, it’s the most complete yet concise course on Digital DJing with Ableton Live DJing that you’ll find anywhere on the web!
Included is a Bonus tech tip on how to warp in Ableton Live 8!!
• Learn digital DJing online, in your own time and at your own pace with one of the hottest pieces of software around, Ableton Live
• Learn quickly from our high quality video tutorials, presented by industry professionals
• Get the most from your equipment – there is nothing more frustrating than having kit and not being able to use it. You want to make music and Sonic Academy tutorials show you how!
Total Time – 1h49m
A quick overview of the course
Lesson 1 – Setup and Warping
First off, you’ll get your session set up, then leap straight into warping WAVeforms.
Lesson 2 – Track Setup and Audio Effects
Line up your tracks and add effects like auto filter and delay.
Lesson 3 – Using a MIDI Controller
Ableton Live DJing means using MIDI controllers for live performances. Tour the controller, its preferences and drivers, and learn MIDI mapping.
Lesson 4 – Digital Mixing Techniques
Master the techniques of digital DJ mixing with Ableton Live: volume fading, cross-fading, phrasing, and equaliser (EQ) mixing.
Lesson 5 – Sound Card Setup
You’ll need an external soundcard to use headphone monitoring with Ableton Live – learn about its in- and outputs, setting audio preferences, and using solo and switch cues.
Lesson 6 – Send and Return Effects
Incorporate Send & Return effects into your Ableton Live digital DJing repertoire. Learn about MIDI mapping, delay and reverb within the effects too.
Lesson 7 – Looping
Prepare tunes for DJing with Ableton Live – your file browser to create and save loops
Lesson 8 – Recording your mix
How to use the recording/transport bar in Ableton Live.
Lesson 9 – Recording your mix (cont)
Master automation lanes and hinges for digital DJing with Ableton Live.
Lesson 10 – Recording Your Mix 3
Rendering your digitally mixed DJ tracks to disc for listening and sharing.
Warping a Song in Ableton Live 8 (bonus update)
In this Tech Tip we explain quickly and concisely the changes in Ableton’s warping feature used to warp material for use with Ableton Live 8, and outlines the steps for warping full songs.