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Ableton Live 10, Part 4: Sound Design & Samplers

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Course Description

Welcome to ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 10 COMPLETE: PART 4!

In this course, we will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university music business professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, and useful.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.

He is also an ABLETON LIVE CERTIFIED TRAINER.

In this class we are going to focus on using Ableton Live 10, and every aspect of the program. We will focus on how to do everything possible in Ableton Live, and you will finish this course as an expert in Ableton Live 10. Whether you have experience already in music production or not, this is the ultimate class to learn how to use the Ableton Live 10 software for any genre of music.

ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 10 COMPLETE: PART 4 is is everything you need to master the tools of Sound Design in Ableton Live 10!

This is a really deep class - tons of content, tricks, and tips. I'll go through all of the Ableton Live Instruments in this class, with considerable detail on each one. We will also talk about synthesis tricks and tips, getting most out of your samplers, and tons of production tips.

Topics include:

  • Synthesis Basics
  • Types of Synthesis
  • Physical Modeling Synthesis
  • Elements of Synthesis
  • Live's Analog Instrument
  • Live's Collision Instrument
  • Live's Electric Instrument
  • Live's Impulse Instrument
  • Live's Tension Instrument
  • Live's Operator Instrument
  • Live's Simpler Instrument
  • Live's Sampler Instrument
  • Multisamples and Zones
  • Sampler Orchestras
  • Racks!!!!
  • Instrument Racks
  • Chain Selector
  • Macros in Racks
  • Drum Racks
  • Choke Settings
  • The External Instrument
  • ...and much more!

I will be making 6 (six!) complete classes in order to bring you the most comprehensive manual on Ableton Live production techniques ever created. Each class has Sets, sessions, and experiments for you to try on your own and follow along with.

And of course, once you sign up any part, you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts (the next 5!) of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way that this. Start here.

The course is a roadmap to MAKING STUNNING TRACKS with Ableton Live 10.

All the tools you need to produce great tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can start making better tracks today.


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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

"It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

"Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

"Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

"VERY COOL. I've waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

"I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

"The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

"Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series.

schedule

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Working with Live's Instruments (December 17, 2019)
Let's start off with a few workflow tips and tricks for working with the Instruments in Live.
4 lessons
1. Intro
2. Workflow Lives Instruments
3. Quick MIDI Refresher
4. MIDI Clips
Session 2: Sound Design Basics (December 24, 2019)
Let's start off with a few workflow tips and tricks for working with the Instruments in Live.
3 lessons
1. Synthesis Basics
2. Synthesis Types
3. Synthesis Elements
Session 3: Live's Analog Instrument (December 31, 2019)
Let's start off with a few workflow tips and tricks for working with the Instruments in Live.
4 lessons
1. Lives Analog Synth
2. Basic Outline
3. Programming Analog
4. LFO and Other Parameters
Session 4: The Ableton Live Instruments (January 7, 2020)
Let's start off with a few workflow tips and tricks for working with the Instruments in Live.
12 lessons
1. All Ableton Live Instrument Overview
2. Lives Collision Synth
3. Programming Collision
4. Lives Electric Synth
5. Electric Basic Outline
6. Electric Preset Study
7. Lives Impulse
8. Building Grooves With Impulse
9. Lives Tension Synth
10. Tension Preset Deconstruction
11. Lives Operator Synth
12. Operator Programming
Session 5: The Wavetable Instrument (January 14, 2020)
Wavetable is the newest instrument in Live, it's only in Live 10, and it is super powerful. If you have worked with Serum or Massive you should be familiar with some of the concepts.
4 lessons
1. What is Wavetable
2. The Wavetable Interface
3. Wavetable SubSection
4. Wavetable Modulation
Session 6: The Ableton Live Samplers (January 21, 2020)
Next let's look at the two main different kinds of Samplers in Live, and what we can do with them.
7 lessons
1. The Simpler And The Sampler
2. Using Simpler Classic Mode
3. Simple 1-Shot Mode
4. Simpler Slice Mode
5. Using Sampler
6. Multi Samples And Zones
7. Sampler Orchestra Library Example
Session 7: Racks! (January 28, 2020)
Now that we know the instruments, let's combine some of them into an Instrument rack for some real power and originality.
7 lessons
1. Instrument Racks Overview
2. Chains And Chain Selector
3. Macros
4. Rack Presets
5. Drum Rack Review
6. The Choke Setting
7. Sends Returns in Drum Racks
Session 8: The External Instrument (February 4, 2020)
One odd-ball we have in the Instrument list is the "External Instrument". Let's look at that one here.
3 lessons
1. External Instrument
2. Up Next
3. Thanks Bye
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What You Need to Take This Course

Students should be ready to produce music, but do not need to be experienced musicians. No prior experience is needed in music theory or production.

Access to Ableton Live will be required. Using the trial version (free for 30 days) would be a great way to start.

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