Ableton Live is the DAW for DJs. But where do you begin? What setup techniques and skills do you have to master? No worries because this introductory course by the acclaimed DJ Kiva explains it all! Learn from the best: 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.
This course explains why Ableton Live is the "go-to" DAW of choice for anyone that wants to DJ. The Ableton Certified DJ Kiva, with his vast experience as both a DJ and instructor, is here to show you exactly what you need to know to get started.
You learn all about the required equipment and what makes a classic DJ rig. DJ Kiva is right there showing and explaining how to set up your controller, your decks and how to map your tunes. Then, he explains all about the essential cross fader, EQ controls, the interface and headphone cueing.
Now comes the fun part: Warping! Get the inside info on how to beat match. Watch as DJ Kiva reveals his blending and looping techniques. Then learn how to loop "on-the-go"! By the time you complete this course and practice your technique, you go will have all the tools and skills you need to start DJing with Ableton Live. But be aware that there's a bunch more to learn and DJ Kiva is already hard at work on the Advanced DJing course!
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Rob wrote on June 30, 2020
Really practical. DJ Kiva has that ability to break things down so you can learn them one step at a time. I've found Ableton quite intimidating with so many features, so I appreciate that a lot. Props on a great course -- back to the studio!
iT0D.iOS wrote on February 1, 2019
Dj Kiva is a wonderful teacher. Always love every videos he make.
n4Sphere wrote on March 14, 2018
cool introduction on how to use ableton as a dj setup. i like the idea of how you can customize your setup and create your dream software dj rig. cool idea. revealed some tipps and tricks which i will use.
Sam wrote on March 30, 2017
I work primarily in the studio, these are great tips and a great delivery by DJ Kiva!
Rucaneando wrote on January 22, 2017
Awesome video course!
Dj Kiva did an excellent job. He shows us a very detail path from a Classic DJ Rig to the Djing techniques, setings and functions on Ableton Live. Explains in detail and practical mode, every about controller set-up, decks, mapping, EQs and crossfader control. The importance of the Audio Interface and cueing on headphones.
This tutorial , explains in depth the use and sense of Warping for Djs, as well as the concepts and applications of Blending & Looping.
Pat wrote on September 21, 2016
This is the best course I've seen so far for DJing with Ableton. Simple, clear and to the point.
I'm looking forward to the next course by Kiva.
Zeno wrote on September 12, 2016
Wow what a great teacher and an amazing class. Can't wait for the next one. His passion really shines through as he shares the knowledge.
Wunderfish wrote on September 8, 2016
I had DJ Kiva as a teacher at Dubspot. His teaching method is outstanding - and this course is no different. Perfect pacing and prompts to try out some of the techniques on your own between chapters. Highly recommend this DJing with Ableton course and looking forward to the Advanced class later on.