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!
Ableton Live 8 is an amazing audio production and live performance tool. But all the incredible features that are packed into this software means the learning curve is steep! Don't let that deter you though ... with a bit of training you'll soon know how to *think* like Live, and that will make it faster and easier for you to create your artistic visions.
In this 6.5-hour Ableton Live 8 tutorial-video by Lead macProVideo.com trainer Bill Burgess, you'll learn incredible tips, tricks, and workflow techniques that will help you become a master of Live 8.
The tutorial begins with an exploration of the Ableton Live 8 interface and a detailed section on setting up your external studio gear to work seamlessly with Live. Once your gear is connected and talking to Live 8, you'll move on to explore file management, working with tempo, and other basics of audio production.
Next, the tutorial gets deep into the killer features of Ableton Live 8, including using Warp Markers to alter the tempo and pitch of loops—the foundation of Live's amazing audio abilities!
You'll then explore recording audio, working with MIDI and Live 8's included instruments, using device racks and adding DSP effects to your song, mixing techniques, and finally, some incredible videos on automating Live so your songs evolve over time.
The tutorial ends with a section on creating live sets in Ableton Live 8. You'll learn how to incorporate the much-hyped APC-40 into your sets, and even explore working with video in your Live shows.
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch the entire show. Use the detailed menus and keyword search functions to quickly find topics of interest—that's the essence of NonLinear Educating® ... !
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RAlvT wrote on December 3, 2014
Very well done. I loved the consistent implementation of key commands.
mooshi3000 wrote on November 29, 2013
This is like an owner manual on live, If you do not like to read the manuals, this is a great visual
representation on almost all of the attributes in live. This tutorial series will help anyone who hits a wall
with live and needs more explanation of whats makes "Ableton Live" tick.
jeanrobert wrote on August 7, 2013
wow another great course, ableton demystified 101. Great for the novice and pro alike.
Handcrafted Audio wrote on July 29, 2013
I started this course right after purchasing Live 9 Suite. It had just been released and most of the Live 9 tutorials weren't ready yet, but it covered all of the fundamentals. It Now on to 9!
Carrion Fowl wrote on July 8, 2013
A comprehensive look at Live 8, explained clearly with wit, vast experience and humour. Can see why Bill is a favourite. Anyone following along will quickly gain a broad understanding of Live 9 too.
T2C Scott wrote on May 28, 2013
Great tutorial , worth the watch, enjoyed the section on how to work with the audio effect in live and how to navigating the mixer.
T2C Scott wrote on May 27, 2013
Great Tutorial on live : ) I have live lite 8 installed right now. thinking about upgrading now, after seeing this tutorial. to get the full power of "LIVE 8".. thanks MPV 4 tha gr8 tutorial
Carrion Fowl wrote on May 20, 2013
This is a perfect intro to Live 8. Although I've been using Live for a few years, I was soon learning stuff I didn't know. Also, Bill's teaching style and sense of humour instantly made me a fan.
stevesaxman wrote on May 12, 2013
Bill has a way of packing information in while still maintaining a cool calm demeanor. If you watch this entire tutorial you will be light years ahead of most !!!
Alexander Ault wrote on April 28, 2013
I couldn't wait to watch these videos. Bill does a fantastic job of walking through all sorts of stuff. As a recent Live purchaser, starting here was a good choice.