Understanding the Basics of Electronic Music Production with Ableton Live

with Isaac Cotec

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Beginner 20 lessons (2h 16m) Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

We've teamed up with acclaimed Certified Ableton Trainer Isaac Cotec to create the "ultimate" 3-part Ableton course that walks you through all the concepts that you'll need to master electronic music production. From navigating the software, laying out musical ideas on the timeline, connecting MIDI instruments, improvising and experimenting with musical ideas, adding Audio effects - it's all explained here so you can use Live in your own music.

Part 1 of the course specifically focuses on the following skills:

  • Navigating Ableton Live, including Clips, Tracks, Session and Arrangement views
  • Understanding the browser, including managing files & Hot-Swap
  • Controlling Clips, including the Clip Box, Launch box, Sample box and Envelopes
  • Controlling Timing, including Warp and Warp Modes

The course is a mix of "live video", featuring Isaac Cotec speaking to camera and screen shots so you can understand exactly what Isaac is doing at every point of the course.

INCLUDED are tons of exercises and course downloads.

Make sure to check out our other electronic music production lessons for beginners and advanced players alike.