This new beginner’s guide –by Ableton expert Bill Burgess– is designed to get every Live newbie up and making tracks fast! So, if you're looking to go Live, start right here, right now with this entertaining and informative course!
Bill Burgess is the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager and Logic Pro Artist Relations Manager for Apple Inc. He's also a brilliant software educator with long experience teaching audio producers how to make music!
We've had a lot of requests for a very basic, intro course to complement our huge library of intermediate and advanced Ableton Live courses. Well, here it is! Bill Burgess created this new course to take you on an Ableton Live journey… starting right from the very beginning!
You learn everything, step-by-step, from installing Live to starting to produce your very first track. Speaking of tracks, Bill carefully explains the difference between Tracks, Clips, Scenes, Session View and Arrangement View and how you can put them all to work in your productions! From there you build your first Live project. The entertaining Mr. B. explains how to create a beat, record a bass, add effects and much, much more.
Next up is a section for DJs where Bill teaches you how to Warp, set up a Cue Mix and prepare a Live DJ set. The final sections of this course contain a collection of tutorials that teach you how to use controllers followed by some tutorials divulging some of his pro production tips and tricks!
So learn the basics of Ableton Live in this introductory course and then move on to master the more advanced techniques in our huge, ever-expanding library Ableton courseware library!
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Clifton Wright wrote on January 18, 2018
Very useful tips on arranging within Ableton. Thanks for creating this tutorial!
David wrote on September 25, 2017
Brilliant course from Bill, moving me quickly back onto Ableton from Logic. Perfectly paced, informative, creative and peppered with insightful dry humour. Thanks.
Tyler wrote on May 19, 2017
Bill, you're course helped me very much! You're humor is great too! Thanks.
T2C wrote on May 7, 2017
Really enjoyed this video series with Bill Burgess... the quick start videos were really helpful in getting everything setup in Abelton Live
Rucaneando wrote on January 2, 2017
It's a great tutorial, very useful. Everything is explained in a simple way. The level of detail of the explanation and the graphic orientation makes it easy to understand!
Jason Bond wrote on September 9, 2016
Bill you are a funny man!!!! Really enjoyed this coarse.BTW have you ever thought of doing stand up?
Richard wrote on June 20, 2016
Wrapping my head around Ableton has been tough. This was a great course. Very well done and actually enjoyable. It's not often you laugh out loud during a tutorial video. A+
Adam wrote on June 9, 2016
This is a great way to begin your Ableton journey. Just sit back, relax and watch Bill go....
Avid Learner wrote on December 14, 2015
Very good introduction for beginners. Bill covers all you need to know for a great start, and a little bit more. Totally worth watching, even for producers that already have a great knowledge of Ableton. 5/5!
Danny Kotcher wrote on September 29, 2015
So I'm 64, a programmer since the early '80s and almost a year-old Ableton user. I'm too smart to take Bill Burgess's intro to Live 9. Not! He is so low-key, but understands things so well that I'm inspired on every lesson. He's a wonderful teacher!