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Workshop: Ableton Live workshop series part 4: The finished product – how to make and mix a song with Live

August 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Kevin Kennedy AKA FBK
Workshop fee: $43.50
Series (all four workshops) fee: $165

After learning the basics in the first three parts, the fourth part of the series will focus on making an arrangement-or creating a song from all of your parts in the session view (and turning it into a song that you can play for others). We’ll discuss the two major ways that you can create a song in Ableton Live, and also how the two different working methodologies interact with each other. We’ll cover basic mixing techniques, saving your work, and how to export a song in Ableton…and also how to export ‘stems’ or a ‘loop package’ that could be used to collaborate with others, or for a mixing engineer to mix and master your work elsewhere. This class will focus on using all of the knowledge gained in previous classes to get to the end of the project!

We’ll cover:

  • How to turn your loops and parts into a song
  • How to record a song in real-time and edit later
  • How to ‘draw’ your way to a finished song
  • Clips into tracks, and tracks into recordings
  • Mixing your tracks together to make a good stereo mix
  • How to make Live sound good, and tips to avoid bad mixes
  • Why you’ll never want an external recorder ever again
  • How to save your song and make it a .wav or .aiff file
  • Live’s ‘exporting’ features-and how to send audio files to your collaborator

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.