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Deconstructing Songs for Live Performance

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In the following course, we'll take a look at how to deconstruct a song in Ableton Live and optimize it for live performance. We'll look at strategies for dividing your arrangements into groups and then bounce them out as stems. Then, we'll cover setting up a Live set using stems and how to use Ableton's scenes to help control the flow of the live performance and enable improvisation.


Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Performance with Stems
  • Exporting Stems
  • Importing Stems & Set/Scene Tempo
  • Consolidate Time to New Scene


Your Instructor


Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.


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