DJing with Ableton Live

Learn why Ableton Live is such a powerful tool for DJs and performers

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Ableton Live is a useful application not only for multitrack recording and production, but also for live performance. In this course we'll dive deep into the Session View while optimizing preference settings for live performance and personalizing your configuration. You'll become familiar with the crossfader, MIDI mapping, incorporating effects, send effects, clip properties, launch properties, clip envelopes, advanced MIDI mapping, finger drumming, live looping, saving templates, and much more.

Learn the best way to handle audio stems, including importing in bulk, editing stems seamlessly between arrangement and session view, and understanding the significance of warping.

If your main goal is to be able to play drums live with a pad-based controller, you'll learn a couple different approaches. We'll also cover how to incorporate effects into your live set, and the most common effects used by today's DJs.

After completing this course you'll be ready to perform with confidence with Ableton Live, whether you're putting together a DJ set, or hoping to write / produce tracks in a more interactive and "live" fashion.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
If you purchase the course individually, you have lifetime access to the content. If you sign up for a membership, you'll have unlimited access to this course for as long as you keep your membership active.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.