Never has there been music production software that so closely emulates the human mind and the demand for delivering music through a computer than Live. With an imaginative design and a forward-thinking mission, Ableton continues their legacy with Live 9, a software package that drives music production to the cutting edge while squarely meeting the needs of the composer, producer, perform, songwriter, DJ, and beyond. With such a progressive approach to its development, some of you may feel a bit disoriented or even intimidated at first sight of Live’s unconventional design, especially those of you coming from a traditional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) background. If you are new to DAWs, DJ style programs, or software music production in general, then you’ll soon be right at home with the "parallel concept" of Live’s Session and Arrangement Views. For the rest of you, you’ll have to rethink your approach to composing, arranging and producing music just a bit; but it will be a worthwhile adjustment. That is why this book has been written: to help reinvent the experienced software-based music producer and to unleash the new user. The goal here is to build and cultivate a strong understanding of Live 9’s concepts and to provide material that will engage all DAW users alike. With this goal in mind, at the end of each reading you should feel that your current skills and knowledge base have been elevated to the next level. For the current Ableton Love user – yes, you - there is plenty here to unlock! After all, there is still a little "new user" inside us all. Now it is time to learn how to Create, Produce and Perform with Live 9 – all you have to do is decide what your needs are, because it’s all here. First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Master Ableton's Music Production and Live Performance Application
Author: Jake Perrine
Publisher: Hal Leonard
(Power Tools). Ableton Live 9 is a groundbreaking music production and performance application whose uniquely nonlinear and incredibly flexible features set it far apart from all the other digital audio applications. It is equally adept at making beats, remixing, live recording, DJing, live looping, sound design, electronic music, hip-hop, and much more. Unlike other books about Live that simply explain its features like a second manual, this hands-on-centric book contains a series of exercises that walk you through all the features you need to produce professional-sounding music with Ableton Live 9. As a fundamental instructional component to Power Tools for Ableton Live 9, certified Ableton instructor Jake Perrine guides you through the creation of an actual track from start to finish. In addition, you get plenty of practice using Live with the included audio content, video tutorials, exercises, audio samples, and third-party plug-in demos. A substantial appendix section offers discussions of important non-Ableton-specific topics, including digital audio basics, components of a producer's studio, considerations when buying a DAW computer, and more.
Ableton Live, now in version 9, is the music creation/recording/performing software that revolutionized the way modern music is made, both in the studio and on stage. Live's intuitive interface makes it easy to get started making music, but there are great depths to explore--and you'll be amazed by the powerful, inspiring tools that await you there. For many years, Ableton Live Power! has been your best guide to this ground-breaking program. In this completely updated edition, ABLETON LIVE 9 POWER! THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, you'll learn the software's functions in depth, and you'll get the lowdown on all the latest version 9 feature updates, including clip automation, a redesigned browser, and improved MIDI and envelope editing. The book also includes coverage of Max for Live and Push, Ableton's new controller. Popular producer, teacher, and Ableton Live expert Jon Margulies takes you beyond Live's many features and opens up the music-making process itself. He shows you Live's capabilities in context and provides a wealth of real-world tips and techniques that will deepen your understanding of the software--from setup through recording, mixing, and using Live on stage. Open up the power and creativity of your music, and master this astounding software from top to bottom, with ABLETON LIVE 9 POWER! THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE.
(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). With its dedication toward continued innovative audio/MIDI production and performance development, Ableton Live has become the performing musician's application of choice. Award-winning version 9 takes a huge step forward with a wealth of new effects and many workflow improvements, including: multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz; advanced warping and real-time time-stretching; umlimited instruments, audio effects, and MIDI effects per project; VST and audio unit support; track freeze, and audio extraction to MIDI, and many improved functions. Picking up where the beginner DVD leaves off, Andrew Eisele first provides an overview of synthesizer functionality and demonstrates introductory techniques on how to more effectively and creatively use the onboard synths in Live 9. Then, he gives an in-depth lesson on how to harness the power of Racks; how to set up and use instrument and audio effect racks; and how to use Map Mode to map effect parameters to macros and macros to external controllers. Creating keyboard splits, sound layering, velocity switching, nesting MIDI effects, and advanced Arpeggiator techniques are also covered. 3 hours.
Learn the basics of producing music with Ableton Live software. Ableton Live has become one of the most popular platforms for music production since its introduction in 2001. Its intuitive interface allows beginners to make music right away, while offering deep functionality to satisfy even the most advanced user. Ableton Live 101 and the included online media files will guide you through the fundamentals of music production, including: studio setup and configuration, using basic Ableton Live controls, creating Ableton Live sets, importing and working with audio and MIDI files, recording audio and MIDI, making selections and navigating, editing audio and MIDI, and basic mixing and exporting. Mastering these basic skills is the first step toward becoming an Ableton Live expert. Get started on your path to modern music production today with Ableton Live 101!
Ableton Live 8 Power! is the all-inclusive guide to making music with Ableton’s revolutionary live performance and studio software, Live 8. Written for all Live users, from digital audio beginners to seasoned pros, this book explores each fundamental feat