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Workshop: Ableton Live series part 1: What do these buttons do?

July 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructors: Kevin Kennedy AKA FBK
Fee: $43.50
Series (all four workshops) fee: $165

In part one, we’ll discuss the basic layout of the program, how to use it as an instrument and the basics of setting up Ableton Live as a stand-alone program, using only a mouse. Also, in this first session, we’ll define what you, the student wish to learn about. While we will cover the basics for everyone involved, we will also talk about creating a working methodology that will make you less limited as a user of Ableton. We’ll cover the following:

  • Introduction to the environment
  • The basic layout of the Session view-and what you can do with it
  • How to set up Ableton for success, or creating a simple template for beginning to work
  • Why Ableton Live is more instrument than program
  • How to start making noises using nothing but what is included
  • A lesson on simple drum programming with a mouse
  • Live’s undo feature
  • Basic routing (look Ma, no wires!)
  • Live’s great effects section

Workshop attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops with Ableton Live already installed. No previous experience with electronic music, composition, performance, or Ableton Live is required.