Ultimate Ableton Live 11, Part 4: Synthesis and Sound Design

——   Created by Jason Allen

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This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

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Welcome to ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 11, PART 4: Synthesis and Sound Design!

In this course, we will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university music production professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, useful, and fun.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

He is also an ABLETON LIVE CERTIFIED TRAINER.

In this class, we are going to learn Ableton Live 11, and every aspect of the program. We will focus on how to do everything possible in Ableton Live, and you will finish this course as an expert in Ableton Live 11. Whether you have experience in music production already or not, this is the ultimate class to learn how to use the Ableton Live 11 software for any genre of music.

ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 11, PART 4 is everything you need to start making great tracks!

This is a really deep class - tons of content, tricks, and tips. Throughout the different "parts" of this class (there are six total) I'll go through literally everything I know about Ableton Live 11, and everything it took for me to become a Certified Trainer. I'll share some of my own tracks and give you some full sessions from my library to play around with and get you started.

In this part of the class, we are going to cover how to use the Live 11 software for a variety of kinds of synthesis, all leading to having unique and powerful sound design elements in your tracks. Including:

  • Sound Design Principals
  • Synthesis Types
  • Synthesis Elements
  • Live’s Analog Synthesizer
  • Using LFO
  • M4L Instruments
  • Live’s Collision Synthesizer
  • Live’s Electric Synthesizer
  • Live’s Impulse Synthesizer
  • Live’s Tension Synthesizer
  • Live’s Operator Synthesizer
  • The Samplers in Live 11
  • The Simpler
  • The Sampler
  • Instrument Racks
  • The External Instrument
  • And Much, Much, More!

I will be making 6 (six!) complete "parts" in order to bring you the most comprehensive manual on Ableton Live production techniques ever created. Each class has Sets, sessions, and experiments for you to try on your own and follow along with.

You will not have another opportunity to learn about Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way than this.

The course is a roadmap to MAKING STUNNING TRACKS with Ableton Live 11.

All the tools you need to produce great tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

The course project

In this class, I'll walk through several projects that I want you to try on your own. Using Ableton Live is the only way to really learn it, so please follow along!

Project: Make Synths-Only Track

You now know enough about Ableton Live to make a track using only synths in Live. No plugins are necessary. Here are a few guidelines for this project:

  1. Use at least 4 different kinds of instruments.
  2. Use MIDI Clips for all of your content.
  3. Use a drum rack for percussion!
  4. Use some effects in your session, and you've got a track!

49 Lessons

0:03:25
Introduction
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0:01:55
What Is An Act?
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0:02:54
Workflow: Working with Live's Instruments
0:03:36
Quick MIDI Refresher
0:04:14
MIDI Clips
0:05:08
Fold to Scale
0:05:15
Sound Design Basics
0:05:01
Synthesis Types
0:07:03
Synthesis Elements
0:02:07
Live's Analog Synth
0:05:17
Basic Outline
0:07:21
Programming Analog
0:07:24
LFO
0:03:36
Saving and Loading Patches
0:01:58
All Ableton Instruments Overview
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About the instructor

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator …

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