Technical author, and one of the new-school's top Ableton educators, Martin Delaney is a master of Ableton Live. His books about Ableton Live are the de facto resource for people that want to learn this amazing audio program!
By Martin Sitter
A few months ago I was talking to a friend at Ableton, discussing the possibilities of Ableton Live. "macProVideo.com should do an Ableton tutorial program," my friend told me, "and you should get Martin Delaney to do it!"
Martin is a technical author with long experience writing about laptop music. In fact, one of his books, Laptop Music (PC Publishing), is a great exploration of creating music on modern laptops and makes a good argument that in today's world of high power portable computers, your studio can be anywhere you and your laptop may roam.
Of course, it's his other book, Ableton Live 5 Tips & Tricks (PC Publishing), that really pushed Martin to the forefront of the Ableton Live community. This book remains one of the best selling Ableton guides on the market.
When not writing or producing videos for macProVideo.com, Martin is an avid performer, using Ableton Live and Arkaos VJ on stage to captivate crowds in and around his hometown of London, England.
He may also be found in his studio, using Ableton to create scores for documentaries (for example, Channel 4's 'Girl Kits,' which he also directed) and remix tracks for bands such as Scottish electro punks Motormark ('Note To Self').
Martin is a versatile and well-rounded audio producer, and we are extremely happy to have him here, at macProVideo.com!
This comprehensive Ableton Live 7 tutorial provides serious skills for anyone that is new to using this incredible music production application ...
Ableton Live 102
Sampling In Live
Sampler is the pro-level multi-sample player for Ableton Live 6.
Ableton Live 6 101
Mastering Ableton Live 6
See and hear how Ableton Live works using these comprehensive video tutorials!
Khobe wrote on August 11, 2010
The more I go back to Martin Delaney's tut to refresh & deepen my Live knowledge the more I appreciate it, he's not a great orator but a truly great Ableton expert even though it's about version 7 that I bought a while ago. It would be great if he laid down his know how with version 8, specially with setting up & playing with different midi controllers. He doesn't seem to have any serious rivals in that category that I've seen so far. Live is such an amazingly layered & flexible musical tool, it takes time to explore all the possibilities & I certainly wouldn't want to settle for one formula with it.
Core Live wrote on August 18, 2009
This tutorial really helped me get a headstart into Ableton - especially with the session view which was totally new to work with. Its also loaded with a lot of tips and tricks in most lessons.
Martin drawls a little and IMHO, it could have been a little faster
Gregory wrote on July 24, 2009
I really enjoyed this tutorial.It covered a lot of material and was clear to understand. Thanks.
Khobe wrote on July 10, 2009
I'm fascinated by Ableton Live & M. Delaney is a great expert but his teaching style might be too layed back for me, in his tone of voice there was not enough pointers to specifics , he slides though lessons evenly as if reading an instruction manual. He knows this app so well I'm sure he could teach Ableton in his sleep.
jason Thomas wrote on June 25, 2009
Hi,technically it's excellent but it would be superb if you were to give an example of producing a basic music track by using Simpler,operator,etc..This would be fun and very intuitive as at the moment I'm going backwards and forwards into ableton..It would make it sink in so much more if for ten-fifteen minutes one of you started to lay a track down from the beginning.obviously it doesn't need to be a club classic..your instructor on the tutorial is so knowledgeable but he sounds bored to death...
M.A. wrote on June 25, 2009
Very in formative adn useful
M.A. wrote on June 25, 2009
Very good content ... movea alittle slow .....
Enjoy and have learned alot
Looking for more on 7
christian ureta wrote on June 15, 2009
the videos are great , very helpfull , you have acces to every aspect of the software detailed by sections, it makes it easy to go to a topic whenever you want.
It motivates your creativity
vaughn M Stewart wrote on June 11, 2009
Good starting point for anyone interested in using Ableton. I look forward to some more in depth classes in the near future.
alexander gorodezki wrote on May 25, 2009
this tutorial really helped me to understand ableton. i learned very fast. i´m looking forward to see more ableton tutorials!