Ableton’s Live DAW has become synonymous with music production over the years. Used by everyone from budding bedroom producers to weathered industry professionals and musicians alike, this robust piece of software with its fantastic array of features is set to be a staple for a long time to come. To share some of our knowledge of Ableton with you, we’ve compiled this list of our top 3 Ableton tutorials of the year.
Sandunes ‘Crystal Pink’ Track Breakdown in Ableton Live
In this Ableton Live tutorial, former Point Blank student Sanaya, a.k.a. Sandunes, broke down her acclaimed track ‘Crystal Pink’, from her recent album, Downstream. In the video, Sanaya provides an overview of her creative process in Ableton Live, as well as demonstrating how she builds and structures her project files. If you’re looking for insight into how to create and organise a song intuitively, this is it.
BEAP in Ableton Live (Max for Live): Creating and Manipulating Sounds
BEAP is a Max for Ableton Live application that offers huge implications for virtual modular sound design. In this video, Point Blank instructor Dan Herbert takes us through the basics of sound manipulation in this incredibly diverse sound design environment.
Ableton Live Tutorial: Using Link in Live
As music production processes become increasingly virtual, there is an increasing demand for virtual collaborative spaces, where multiple remote users can work on single projects at once. ‘Link’ for Ableton Live is an application that allows for these collaborative spaces, where several Ableton users can operate on an instance of Live in real-time. In this tutorial, Ableton certified instructor, Freddy Froggs, takes us through how to use this incredible feature.
If you’d like to learn more about any of the techniques shown above, Point Blank offer courses for those at any level. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London is one of the most comprehensive courses out there, with modules covering mixing, sound design, production and much more. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We are currently offering a huge 25% off online courses and a free copy of Logic Pro X/Ableton Suite until January 15th, so make sure you enrol soon! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.
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