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By Jason Allen, Producer, Composer, Educator

Ableton 11 Part 1: The Interface and The Basics

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Welcome to ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 11, PART 1: The Interface & The Basics! In this course, we will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university music production professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, useful, and fun. Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online 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 learn Ableton Live 11, 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 11. Whether you have experience in music production already or not, this is the ultimate class to learn how to use the Ableton Live 11 software for any genre of music. ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 11, PART 1 is everything you need to start making great tracks! This is a really deep class - tons of content, tricks, and tips. Throughout the different "parts" of this class (there are six total) I'll go through literally everything I know about Ableton Live 11, and everything it took for me to become a Certified Trainer. I'll share some of my own tracks, and give you some full sessions from my library to play around with and get you started.

In this part of the class, we are going to cover how to use the Live 11 software interface and some basic production techniques. Including: Navigating the 2 Views of Ableton Live Arrangement View Session View What's New in Live 11 Info View, Help View, and "Learning how to Learn" Ableton Live Using the Clip Slot Grid Live's Signal Flow Recording Audio Recording MIDI Recording to the Arrangement Editing Audio and MIDI Automation The Groove Pool Full Track Deconstructions And Much, Much, More! I will be making 6 (six!) complete "parts" 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. You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way than this.

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Course overview - 47

  • Tools You Will Need for This Class

  • The Two Views

  • Arrangement View

  • Session View

  • New in Live 11

  • Navigation Overview

  • Info View

  • Help View

  • Zooming And Scrolling

  • The Main Sequencer Area

  • The Clip Slot Grid

  • The Clip View Window

  • Creating Clips

  • Using The Browser

  • Collections

  • Sounds

  • Drums

  • Instruments

  • Audio Effects

  • MIDI Effects

  • Max For Live

  • Plugins

  • Clips

  • Samples

  • Grooves

  • Templates

  • Places

  • Packs

  • Adding Content

  • The Preferences

  • Signal Flow

  • Recording Audio

  • MIDI Editing

  • Take Lanes

  • Comping

  • Session Deconstruction

  • Editing Overview

  • TimeLine Functions

  • Looping

  • MIDI Editing

  • Quantizing

  • MPE Settings

  • Automation

  • The Groove Pool

  • Session Deconstruction No. 2

  • What Next?

  • Wrap Up

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Meet your instructor

Jason Allen
Jason AllenProducer, Composer, Educator
** J. is a #1 best-selling music teacher on online. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory online course, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (21 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 300,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**   ** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his online courses. ** Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers. J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer,  co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music. J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way. If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)