With live looping, it's possible to create a full arrangement in real time, right in front of your audience or in the studio. In this course, Ableton Certified trainer DJ Kiva reveals everything you need to know to become your own one-man band using Ableton Live!
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.
... Looping is an art form in itself. Using live looping devices, many artists (Robert Fripp, Ed Sheeran, Imogen Heap, Reggie Watts comes to mind) are able to create complex sonic landscapes in real time on stage. But no special hardware looping devices are required... In this 20-tutorial course, performer and trainer DJ Kiva shows how you too can build your own looping soundscapes using Ableton Live!
First, DJ Kiva gives an overview of the required equipment and explains how to set it up for live performance. Next, he explains all about MIDI looping. Watch as he builds a funky arrangement, complete with beats, piano, bass and melodies. Then, Kiva covers the art of audio looping, where you learn how to set up Ableton Live for optimum audio performance, how to enhance your tracks with effects, how to use the Looper device in Live, how to free up your hands using foot switches, and a lot more. After watching this course, you will be able to build an entire piece of music, layer by layer!
So join DJ Kiva in this practical performance-driven course, and start building your own loop-based musical creations! Get ready to loop ... loop ... loop ...
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LeANof wrote on December 25, 2018
Fantastic. Totally cool teacher with thorough and in depth knowledge. Will look for more from him.
I particularly liked the looper-independent workflow just using a controlling device that's applicable to most controllers. The use of voice/mouth in building up sound mass was also a nice insight, even considering a more traditional music making approach.
Wish MPV could produce a live looping course based on Mainstage. Long overdue.
Kyle Walker wrote on July 12, 2017
Just finished the course. I've been looking for a long time for instruction on how to take this stuff into a live context, and this course was exactly what I was needing. It's very basic, and not very long, but it gives you everything you need to get started building songs from scratch in a live setting.
RAPID wrote on May 31, 2017
KIVA IS A NINJA WHEN IT COMES TO THE COOLEST ABLETON TECHNIQUES