Pro Tools Certification

Ableton Live Course

Length:

 

  • 15 hours (1 week course) 

  • 30 hours (2 weeks course)

Syllabus:

 

INTERFACE, AUDIO & CLIPS

 

GENERAL INTERFACE

  • Session and Arrangement Views

  • Live Projects, Live Sets

  • Live Library

  • Live Browser

 

AUDIO CLIPS

  • Audio Clips in Session View

  • Importing/Launching Clips

  • Setting Tempo and Global Quantize Value

  • A Third Clip and Launching SCENES

  • Renaming Scenes, Tracks, and Clips

 

CLIP VIEW

  • Clip Gain (volume)

  • Clip transposition

  • Looping/non-looping clip

  • Alternate loops

  • Follow actions

  • Clip Envelops​

 

  • Volume clip envelope, Draw Modes, Grid Values

  • Pan Clip Envelope w/ Draw Mode is ON and Snap to Grid is Off

  • Recording Automation Envelopes in Real time to session view clips

  • Transpose Clip Envelope and Breakpoint Editing

  • Unlinked Clip Envelopes, Looping and Non- Looping

 

WARPING, QUANTIZATION, GROOVES

 

WARP MODES

  • Clip View Warping and Tempo Controls

  • Warp Modes Overview

  • Texture Mode

  • Beats Mode

  • Re-Pitch Mode

  • Tones Mode

 

WARP MARKERS

  • Warp markers defined

  • Correcting timing with warp markers snapping to a grid

QUANTIZATION

  • Applying quantization to an audio clip

 

GROOVES AND THE GROOVE POOL

  • Extracting a groove to the groove pool

  • Auditioning Grooves from Live’s Library/ Hot Swapping

  • Groove Pool Parameters

  • Committing Grooves to Clips

 

ARRANGEMENT VIEW

 

MAKING AN ARRANGEMENT WITH SESSION VIEW CLIPS

  • Preparing to make an arrangement

  • Arrangement view interface

  • Using Session view and Arrangement view together

  • Overdubbing from Session view to Arrangement view

 

EDITING IN ARRANGEMENT VIEW

  • Adding locators to the arrangement

  • Working with clips in arrangement view

  • Making Edits in Arrangement view

  • Global Timeline edits

  • Automating the time signature

  • Automating the tempo

AUDIO EFFECTS

 

TYPES OF AUDIO EFFECTS

 

TWO WAYS TO USE AUDIO EFFECTS

  • Insert effect

  • Send effect

  • Master track effect

 

APPLYING AUDIO EFFECTS AS INSERTS ON AUDIO TRACKS

  • EQ

  • Applying an EQ Three to a track

  • Applying an EQ Eight to a track

  • EQ Eight filter modes

  • Dynamic compression

  • Using a compressor to smooth dynamic range on a track

  • Applying a compressor audio effect to bass to add thickness

  • Using other audio effects as inserts on tracks and auditioning presets

  • Saving Presets

  • Save as DEFAULT

 

APPLYING AUDIO EFFECTS AS A SEND EFFECT

  • Applying a reverb send effect

  • Applying a delay send effect

 

AUDIO EFFECT RACKS

  • Audio effect rack presets

  • Creating a basic multi-effects rack

  • Serial and parallel processing with the chain list

  • Audio effect rack macro dials

  • Renaming dials and saving your rack creation

 

THIRD-PARTY EFFECTS

 

SETTING UP FOR RECORDING

  • The IN/OUT section

  • Audio from Input Types and Input channels

  • Audio To Output types and Output channels

  • Monitor

 

RECORDING IN SESSION VIEW

  • Global quantize and audio recording in session view

  • Helpful hints for recording in session view

 

RECORDING IN ARRANGEMENT VIEW

  • Starting/stopping recording with punch-in/out points

  • Helpful hints for recording in arrangement view

 

HELPFUL HINTS

 

MIDI, MIXING & AUTOMATION

 

MIDI

  • Internal/external MIDI

  • Setting up MIDI controllers (I/O and Key map/ Midi Map)

  • Creating MIDI clips

  • Impulse (mouse-entry)

  • Editing velocity

  • Recording in session view with Computer MIDI keyboard

  • MIDI note quantization

  • Record quantization

  • MIDI Routing and Monitoring

  • Recording MIDI clips in Arrangement view from a controller

  • Overdubbing and editing MIDI performance gestures: modulation wheel

  • Making MIDI clips from audio clips

 

INSTRUMENT RACKS

  • Creating a layered instrument with instrument racks

 

DRUM RACKS

  • Making a Basic Drum Track

  • SLICE TO NEW MIDI Track

  • Glitching up a slice to NEW MIDI Track Beat

  • Playing drum racks with another track’s MIDI Clip

 

MIDI EFFECTS

  • Adding random effect to make variation

  • Adding an arpeggiator

  • MIDI Effects racks and the chain selector

 

MIDI clips with Hardware synths (external midi)

  • MIDI cables, ports, and channels

  • MIDI signal routing

  • MIDI device and channel routing in live

  • Monitoring external devices

 

MIXING AND AUTOMATION (arrangement view)

  • Recording basic automation gestures

  • Track panning automation and automation control chooser

  • Adding automation lanes

  • Editing automation lanes with draw mode off

  • Editing automation lanes with draw mode on

  • Editing ranges of automation envelopes

  • Clip fades

  • Automating parameters using MIDI Controllers

  • Overriding Automation and the Re-enable Automation button

 

MIXING TIPS

  • Master Track Plug-Ins

  • DITHER and Exporting Track

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