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Ableton Live Training

Here are descriptions and timings for the modules in Ableton Live 9 - Know It All!
Check out our Ableton Live home page as well as the demos of our training.


Section Module Min:Sec Description
Quick Start Introduction 4:07

Our introduction to Ableton Live provides an overview of the training:

  • Welcome
  • Course Overview
  • Navigation
What's New 3:02

This Ableton Live tutorial covers the most important new functions in Ableton Live including:

  • Sound Browser
  • Core Library
  • Glue Compressor
  • Audio-to-MIDI Conversion
  • MIDI Transform Tools
  • Session Automation Record
Grand Tour 27:31

This module of our Ableton Live tutorial introduces the main components of the Ableton Live workspace and covers the following topics:

  • Arrangement View
  • Tracks
  • Clips
  • Grid
  • Session View
  • Mixer
  • Returns
  • Automation Envelopes
  • Tempo Changes
  • Time Signature
  • Info View
  • File Browser
  • Video
  • Preferences
  • Live Packs
  • File Management
Audio Setup-Record-Edit 18:34

This tutorial in our series uses Ableton Live session to demonstrate the following:

  • Audio Interface
  • Audio Routing
  • Sends/Returns
  • Output Levels
  • Group Tracks
  • Inserts & Racks
  • Crossfades
  • Audio Editing
  • Recording Setup
  • Resampling
  • Punch In/Out
  • File Management
Audio FX 35:05

This section on Audio FX in our Ableton Live training uses an example session to demonstrate the principles of audio mixing:

  • Dynamics
    Single Band Comp
  • Sidechaining
  • Multi-Band Comp
  • Limiter
  • Reverb
  • EQ
  • Vocoder
  • Dynamic Tube
  • Distortion
  • Utility
  • Spectrum
Mixing 28:50

This Ableton Live tutorial continues with the example in the Mixing session:

  • Panning
  • Volume
  • Compress/Limit
  • EQ
  • Reverb
  • Freeze
  • Sidechain
  • Automation
Mastering 14:14

The Mastering section of our Ableton Live training uses another Ableton Live session to explain the basic principles of mastering:

  • Stereo Imaging
  • Reverb
  • Multiband Comp
  • Loudness Max
MIDI Virtual Instruments 16:32

The MIDI Editing tutorial in our series uses Ableton Live session to demonstrate the MIDI editing functions available.

  • Live VI's
  • 3rd Party VI's
  • Drum Kits
  • Multi-timbral/channel
Hardware Synths 13:28

The MIDI Editing tutorial in our series uses Ableton Live session to demonstrate the MIDI editing functions available.

  • Ports & Channels
  • Banks/Patches
  • Routing/Recording
  • Step Record
Editing 11:29

The MIDI Editing tutorial in our series uses Ableton Live session to demonstrate the MIDI editing functions available.

  • MIDI Editor
  • Quantize
  • Transform Tools
  • Clip Envelopes
  • MIDI Controllers
  • MIDI FX
Racks 15:17

This tutorial in our Ableton Live training course discusses the following topics:" 

  • Rack Groups
  • Macro Controls
  • Zone Editor
  • Drum Rack
Loops & Remix Loops 33:27

In the Loops section of our Ableton Live training, we use a Ableton Live session to demonstrate how to create a loop composition:

  • Sample Classifications
  • Auto Warp
  • Warp Modes
  • Transients
  • Warp Markers
  • Looping
  • Tempo Master
  • Quantizing
  • Grooves
  • Pitch Shifting
  • Clip Envelopes
  • Rex
  • Analysis File
  • Audio-to-MIDI Conversion
Live Performance Session View 17:44

The MIDI Editing tutorial in our series uses Ableton Live session to demonstrate the MIDI editing functions available.

  • Scenes
  • MIDI Mapping
  • Launch Quantize
  • Clip Stop Buttons
  • Consolidate to Scene
  • Record Clips
  • Record Automation
  • Record Performances
DJ Features 9:35

The MIDI Editing tutorial in our series uses Ableton Live session to demonstrate the MIDI editing functions available.

  • Follow Actions
  • Tempo Nudge
  • Crossfader
  • Resampling

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