Ableton Live's MIDI features truly offer limitless creative potential. Get deeper into Live, and explore advanced MIDI workflows and techniques in this advanced course by artist, producer and Certified Trainer DJ Kiva!
DJ Kiva is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Ableton Certified Trainer, and founder of record label Adios Babylon. He has delivered his music through high energy performances and DJ sets through sound systems from Brooklyn to Tokyo.
Knowing Ableton Live’s MIDI basics can get you a long way, but learning more advanced techniques will open up a whole new world of creative possibilities. This course, by Ableton Live certified trainer DJ Kiva, details many expert techniques and workflows guaranteed to get your MIDI creative juice flowing.
Are you often stuck in a 4-bar loop? Kiva starts the course by revealing various ways to break out of the “loop” mindset and create interesting variations to help you finish your tracks faster than you ever thought possible. Next, he explains and demonstrates how to come up with fresh musical ideas using the powerful MIDI devices included with Live: Arpeggiator, Chord, Note Length, Pitch, Random, Scale and Velocity. How to generate new patterns with the Mono Sequencer or with some intricate MIDI routing is also covered. Finally, you get even more adventurous by mixing and matching all the techniques and devices covered in the course.
So get ready to ignite your MIDI creativity with certified trainer DJ Kiva… Watch this Ableton Live Advanced MIDI Techniques course now!
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T wrote on December 27, 2018
This is one of the best courses I've ever seen on Ableton over the years bar none, and I've been through quite a few. In fact I only decided to check it out because I was bored and boy was I glad I did by the end.
I was even doubtful as to whether it was any good as soon as I heard Kiva speak, thinking it was going to be just another "it's your boy" idiot dishing out his latest and greatest tips and tricks for brostep/trap (which are par for the course with Ableton-related videos online).
But to his credit, Kiva soon put that to bed with his no-nonsense focus on just what was needed for the course. Which by the way he runs through at the beginning of the course and again at the beginning of each video, something that was invaluable as I didn't need to keep checking what the course title was or what the subject matter was.
Some of the stuff I already knew but admittedly hadn't really bothered to delve into much until I watched the videos in this course. Some of the others I hadn't bothered looking at. All of it was beyond useful in just the ideas generated in my head by the end - something that was doubly beneficial as I've had 'writer's block' for some time now.
To Kiva - thank you very much, I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into this course and I will definitely be using what I've learned and checking back for more of your courses. And one last thing - I quite liked the music throughout the course, which can be quite hit-and-miss with such content. I enjoyed the last complete sketch too, albeit the drums were a bit too much for me, and I was quite amazed at the way it fit together and the way the endless possibilities that it put in my head.
Rah wrote on November 23, 2018
One of the most practical and creative approach to using Ableton MIDI Effects.
LaShawn wrote on July 14, 2018
DJ Kiva does a great job at showing how creative you can get by using Ableton Lives MIDI features and effects.