The future of DJing is here! House & Techno producer Noah Pred shows you all the ins and outs in this DJ-centric Live 9 course....
DJing is a fundamentally improvisational medium, and many of Live's dedicated features fit the needs of the modern DJ astonishingly well: Full song beat mapping... Looping... Infinite amount of loop points... On stage synchronization... Sample triggering... Tons of effects... Can it record your set? Not only can it record your set, but it allows for exceptional multitrack editing possibilities in case you want to fix your mistakes or change something you recorded!
However, since Ableton Live isn't designed explicitly for DJs, there's a bit of homework required to realize its full potential – which is where this course comes in. You learn how to warp your music collection for automatic synchronization. You see how to configure the Live interface for a basic DJ set. You get educated about the many ways to organize your files for optimal usage in the DJ booth. You master the art of resampling and grabbing new loops in real time. You also learn how to use many of Ableton's powerful effects, stack them together, control them with hardware, and save them with your own specific preferences.. And you get to try out some of the amazing new features of Live 9 – including the amazing new Session Automation, which allows you to record and loop your effect parameter modulations and other manipulations on the fly.
Ableton Live may not be marketed or designed like some of the other more well known DJ software out there, but if you're looking to achieve something above-average, with the right know-how and a bit of practice, this course will get you there.
With amazing new features in Live 9 and incredible customization under the hood, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're looking to add a new tool to your existing rig or to embrace a new and flexible platform to make your musical vision a reality, Ableton Live can help. Is it the future of DJing? Well, that might just be up to you.
Table of Contents:
1. Browser Configuration and Navigation 2. Basic Warping 3. Live DJ Sync Principles 4. Clip Sample Properties 5. Clip Looping 6. Organizational Tools 7. Basic Deck Configuration 8. Loop Resampling 9. Dedicated Loop Decks 10. Adding One Shots 11. Editing Loops in the Arrange View 12. Configuring Default Audio Tracks 13. EQ3 14. Auto Filter 15. Phaser 16. Flanger 17. Beat Repeat 18. Ping Pong Delay 19. Simple Delay 20. Reverb 21. Audio Effect Racks 22. Dub Effects via Send and Return 23. Session and Clip Automation Editing 24. Assigning MIDI Control 25. Assigning QWERTY Key Control 26. Global Synchronization 27. External Output Configuration 28. Master Channel Configuration 29. Recording, Editing and Exporting Your Performance