Created by Tomas George and Ian Alexander


What are you going to learn in the course?

  • Over 8+ Hours and 75 HD Video Lectures

    In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of using Ableton Live 11 and how to learn the tools and processes to create, record and edit your own music.

  • This course will cover such topics as :

    An In-Depth Overview of Ableton Live and Making a Song, Warping Audio, Automation, the Groove Pool, MIDI and Audio Effects Essentials, the Drum Rack, and More!

  • How will this course help me?

    This course will also improve your Music Production abilities in Ableton Live 11 and all other Digital Audio Workstations!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Getting Started

    • Introduction Part 1 - Workflow - Session View + Arrangment View
    • Introduction - Part 2: Creating Clips
    • Introduction - Part 3: Basic Track Editing
    • Join the Official Student Group
  • 2

    Before we get Started - Ableton Live Information

    • Before we Get Started - Ableton Live Editions
    • Ableton Live Editions
    • Before we Get Started - Ableton Live Packs
  • 3

    In-Depth Overview of Ableton Live and Making a Song

    • Setting The Tempo of the Project
    • Audio Tracks
    • MIDI Tracks
    • Computer MIDI Keyboard
    • Setting up a MIDI Controller
    • The Basics of Writing MIDI
    • Writing in a New Part (velocity, scale)
    • How to Record MIDI into Clips
    • Grid Settings
    • Quantizing
    • Writing Drums - (Levels, Draw Tool, Saving)
    • Writing Drums - Part 2: Creating a Basic Trap Style Beat
    • MIDI Overdub Recording
    • Recording Quantization
    • Legato Feature - Kick + Bass
    • Global Quantization and Organization
    • Building an Arrangement
    • Setting up to Record
    • How to Record Audio in Ableton Live 11
    • Basic Audio Editing PT 1 - Trimming your Audio Clips
    • Basic Audio Editing - Part 2: Quantizing Audio
    • Walkthrough of Adding New Parts
    • How to Record into the Arrangement View
    • Trap Song Set for Students - Recording into the Arrangement View Project
    • How to Move Clips into the Arrangement View
    • Essential Editing Features in the Arrangement View
    • Audio Editing Features - Fades, Time-stretching + Reversing
    • Finalyzing Song Arrangement
    • Trap Song Set for Students - Finalyzing Song Arrangement Project
  • 4

    Recording into the Arrangement View

    • Audio Setup Recap
    • How to Record Audio + MIDI into the Arrangement View
    • Arrangement - Recording Audio - Set for Students Project
    • Punch Recording - Audio + MIDI
    • Loop Recording - MIDI
    • Loop Recording - Audio
    • How to use Take Lanes - Comping Audio (Live 11 New Feature)
    • Exporting your Song from Ableton Live
  • 5

    Brief Overview of Mixing

    • Introduction to Mixing
    • Downloadable Resource for the Introduction to Mixing Video
    • Levels
    • Downloadable Resource for the Levels Video
    • Panning
    • Downloadable Resource for the Panning Video
    • Adding Audio Effects
    • Using Groups
    • Introduction to EQ
    • Downloadable Resource for the Introduction to EQ Video
    • EQ Eight (Ableton Live Standard + Suite Only)
    • Compression - Part 1
    • Compression - Part 2
    • Sidechain Compression
    • Introduction to Mixing with EQ and Compression - Part 1
    • Introduction to Mixing with EQ and Compression - Part 2
    • Using The Default Reverb Send - A Brief Introduction
    • Exporting Your Song from Ableton Live
  • 6

    Warping Audio

    • Warping - Part 1: Introduction + Quick Look
    • Warping - Part 2: Brief Overview of Warping
    • Warping Project for Students
    • Warping - Part 3: Warp Modes - Beats
    • Warping - Part 4: Warp Modes - Tones
    • Warping - Part 5: Warp Modes - Texture
    • Warping - Part 6: Warp Modes - Re-Pitch
    • Warping - Part 7: Warp Modes - Complex + Complex Pro
    • Audio Example for Complex and Complex Pro Warping Lecture
    • Warping - Part 8: Warp Modes- Additional Features
  • 7

    Browser in Detail

    • Browser - Part 1: Collections
    • Browser - Part 2: Sounds
    • Browser - Part 3: More Categories in the Browser
    • Browser - Part 4: Plugins and Clips
    • Browser - Part 5: Samples, Grooves and Templates
    • Browser - Part 6: Places
  • 8

    Groove Pool

    • Grooves and Groove Pool - Part 1: Overview + Adding Grooves
    • Groove Pool Project
    • Grooves and Groove Pool - Part 2: Additional Settings (Live 11 Standard + Suite)
  • 9

    Essential Preferences

    • Preferences - Part 1: Look/Feel
    • Preferences - Part 2: Audio
    • Preferences - Part 3: MIDI
    • Preferences - Part 4: Other Essential Preferences
  • 10

    Automation

    • Automation - Part 1: Introduction
    • Automation - Part 1: Introduction
    • Automation - Part 2: Writing in + Editing Automation
    • Automation - Part 3: Automation Shapes
    • Automation - Part 4: Recording Automation in the Arrangement View
    • Automation - Part 5: Recording Automation with a MIDI Device
    • Automation - Part 6: Clip Automation
    • Automation - Part 7: Recording Automation into Clips
    • Modulation
  • 11

    MIDI Effects

    • Arpeggiator - Part 1: Introduction + Overview
    • Arpeggiator Project
    • Arpeggiator - Part 2: Style, Groove, Hold + Offset
    • Arpeggiator - Part 3: Rate, Gate + Retrigger
    • Arpeggiator - Part 4: Transpose + Velocity
  • 12

    Drum Rack Essentials

    • Drum Rack - Part 1: Brief Overview
    • Drum Rack - Part 2: Building a Kit + Creating a Beat
  • 13

    Tension Instrument

    • Tension Instrument - Part 1: Introduction + Brief Overview
    • Tension Instrument - Part 2: Create Pad Sound
    • Tension Instrument - Part 3: Create a Lead Sound
    • Tension Instrument - Part 4: Excitator Section
    • Tension Instrument - Part 5: Damper Section
    • Tension Instrument - Part 6: String Section
    • Tension Instrument - Part 7: Vibrato Section
    • Tension Instrument - Part 8: Termination + Pickup Position
    • Tension Instrument - Part 9: Body + Volume
    • Tension Instrument - Part 10: Filter, Envelope + LFO
    • Tension Instrument - Part 11 - Global Settings COMPLETE
  • 14

    Collision Instrument

    • Collision Instrument - Part 1: Introduction + Brief Overview
    • Collision Instrument - Part 2: How to Quickly Create Bell Preset
    • Collision Instrument - Part 3: Mallet + Noise Excitators
    • Collision Instrument - Part 4: Resonator Section
    • Collision Instrument - Part 5: LFO Section
    • Collision Instrument - Part 6: MIDI Tab
    • Collision Instrument - Part 7: Output Area
  • 15

    (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only) Hybrid Reverb - New Feature for Ableton Live 11

    • Getting Started - Setting up the Project + Return Tracks + Sends (Suite 11 Only)
    • Hybrid Reverb Project (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Hybrid Reverb - Part 1: Global Controls (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Hybrid Reverb - Part 2: Convolution Section (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Hybrid Reverb - Part 3: Routing (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Hybrid Reverb - Part 4: Algorithmic Section (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Hybrid Reverb - Part 5 - EQ Tab (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
  • 16

    Essential New Features and Updates for Ableton Live 11

    • Redux Audio Effect
    • Redux Project
    • Spectral Resonator Audio Effect (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Spectral Resonator Project
    • Spectral Time Audio Effect (Ableton Live 11 Suite Only)
    • Spectral Time Project
  • 17

    Thanks and Bye

    • Thanks and Bye

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