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Creating new parts in Ableton Live with MIDI and Audio

with Isaac Cotec

"Arguably one of the best Abelton trainers in the world!"
Get started creating MIDI and Audio parts in Ableton Live with Isaac Cotec.

INCLUDED: plenty of opportunity to practice with awesome exercises and exclusive downloadable project files, audio samples and libraries.

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  • Lifetime access to all video-lessons
  • Instruction from an expert, Ableton-certified trainer
  • EXCLUSIVE bonus downloads of project & audio files, worksheets created during the course
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17 lessons · 93m 02s

We've teamed up with acclaimed Certified Ableton Trainer Isaac Cotec to create the "ultimate" 3-part Ableton Live course that walks you through all the concepts that you'll need to master it. This is part 2 of the course, for people already familiar with the basics of the program - navigating it, the browser, session & arrangement views, Warp modes etc. (you can check out part 1 here)

In this part of the course, you'll learn all about recording audio, editing MIDI, adding MIDI - everything you need to know to create new parts & new content in Ableton Live. Using "live video", presentations and shots of his screen, Isaac makes it really easy to follow everything he's doing.

Specifically, Isaac helps you build the following skills:

  • Recording audio: Setting up a Sound Card, Routing audio and Monitoring, Recording Audio in Arrangement View
  • Editing MIDI: Understanding what is MIDI, editing MIDI, Using Envelopes and Loops, Using the Grid, MIDI Effects and changing MIDI data
  • Recording MIDI: Installing and setting up MIDI Controllers, Recording, Session Automation, Macro control mappings and Mapping Browser

INCLUDED are tons of exercises and course downloads - check them out on the "Downloads" tab above.

Good luck with the course and if you have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Isaac directly using our tutoring feature on this page!

Lesson Plan

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Exercise - Recording Audio Example Set

Exercise - Editing MIDI - Sample Beat

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Isaac Cotec

Arguably one of the best Ableton Trainers in the world! Over the years, while working on his own music, Isaac began teaching recording techniques, sound design, and Ableton Live to private students. Since getting his certification as an official Ableton Certified Trainer, he's helped thousands of producers step up their game and succeed as musicians.

Isaac Cotec started producing electronic based music in 2005 with Psyche Sonics,an experimental group working with the science and research of binaural beats, and altering consciousness through sounds. After touring, Isaac Cotec continued writing music under the alias Cotec and later emerged as the artist Subaqueous. As Subaqueous, he blends his electronic past with future and past organic production techniques and, to date, has released 3 albums and 4 EP's.  Isaac Cotec is the founder and manager of the record label Invibe Music. Invibe represents some of the Pacific Northwest’s best electronic music, and specializes in midtempo dance music.

Check out some of Isaac's Ableton Live courses below, and don't hesitate starting a conversation with him using our tutoring feature on this page.

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