How to create a killer live set using Ableton Live & external instruments

with Mark Burnett

Ableton Certified trainer Mark Burnett shows you the ins & outs of live performance using a range of external instruments combined with Ableton Live.

Instrument Ableton Live

For you get:

  • On-demand access to all lessons
  • Detailed insight into creating a live set with Ableton
  • Unique walk-through  of a seasoned producer's tech & software setup
  • Tons of inspiration to create your own live show
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Level
intermediate
Course Length
16 lessons · 2h 16m

Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Burnett has been working with Ableton products for the past 14 years. He's also a label owner at Funk'n Deep Records (Soundcloud, Resident Advisor), whose tracks are appearing in the world’s biggest festivals and largest podcasts from the industry’s heavy-hitters such as Carl Cox & Richie Hawtin.

Mark will take you on a detailed tour of the hardware and software setup he uses in his live shows. As part of this course you'll also get a token for a 1 on 1 video exchange with Mark, so you can get the precise Ableton insight you need to make your set kill!

Whether you're new to Ableton or have experience using the software and want inspiration on how to plan and execute a live set using Ableton Live and external instruments, this course is for you!

By the end of this course, you'll feel comfortable creating & delivering a killer set in front of an audience!

In detail, Mark covers:

  • Understanding cabling and routing of signals
  • Setting Ableton live preferences (Audio, Midi Syncm etc.)
  • Setting up external instruments in Ableton live
  • Mapping MIDI and external instruments
  • Setting up a microphone track
  • Setting up thru tracks and loopers
  • Using extra effects to add complexity to your set
  • Live set flow, examples, ideas and inspiration (using Mark's live show as an example)

Featured gear and software:

  • Ableton Push
  • Vestax VCM 600
  • Roland TR505 Drum Machine (12 bit PCM based drum machine)
  • Korg Volca Beats (Analog kick drum circuit)
  • Elektron Analog Rytm
  • Nord Rack digital synthesizer
  • Sound card
  • USB hub
  • Emagic MT4 (midi breakout box)


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Student Reviews

Thanks. Nice course! Like it a lot! Nice setting and very easy and clear teaching! Hope you make more in this genre!!??
Mark
Mar 01, 2016
excellent instruction, keep it up!
TheCHEESE333
Jan 10, 2016
Very good and simple introduction to external device in Ableton.
Marko
Feb 14, 2016
Thanks just what I needed straight to the point, best explanation
898orion
Feb 22, 2016
That's about as thorough an informative as it gets. Thank you!!
Rick
Jun 16, 2016

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Mark Burnett

Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Burnett has been working with Ableton products for the past 14 years. He's also an artist on Funk'n Deep Records (Soundcloud, Resident Advisor), whose tracks are appearing in the world’s biggest festivals and largest podcasts from the industry’s heavy-hitters such as Carl Cox & Richie Hawtin. He also manages large scale events such as Workhouse Project. He studied at Imperial College of London.
As a DJ and producer, he's played to crowds of thousands, and has significant performing experience to share. Check out his MusicGurus course on Using Ableton Live to create killer live performances and don't hesitate getting in touch with him using our tutoring tool.

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