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Introduction To Ableton Live 9

  • Number of Lessons: 35

Course Outline

If you have just bought Ableton live or you are struggling to get to grips with how the program works, then this is the perfect course for you. We start with the very basics and soon you will have a good understanding of how to use Ableton Live 9

Learn how quickly you can get to grips with one of the most powerful and popular music production software packages on the market. We will show you how to create your own beats, re-edits and you will soon be banging out those tunes. This is a complete guide to the music production capabilities of Ableton and is perfect if you have just started to use the program and want to get a good understanding of how Ableton works and how to begin to create your music in the software.

We will take you through a step by step guide from setting up the software, to creating beats, sampling, creating bass and chords, arranging, automation and much much more. With lesson goals and tasks to follow you will soon master this amazing piece of software from the comfort of your own home.

At the start of the course we will spend time and set you goals so that you really understand how the software works, then its onto making the music and beginning to build a track. The tasks are designed to make sure you have fully grasped the lessons and we will even advise you on how much time you should spend working through your goals.

With full course notes and diagrams, to guide you through, you will feel like you are in the Subbass studio, we use actual tracks that have been released to give you an insight into what the finished product should look like.

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Course Content

  • Lesson 01
    What You Might Need
  • Lesson 02
    Under The Hood
  • Lesson 03
    The Live 9 Interface (Part 1)
  • Lesson 04
    The Live 9 Interface (Part 2)
  • Lesson 05
    Browsing and Loading Sounds
  • Lesson 06
    Audio Clips
  • Lesson 07
    Audio Clips Part 2
  • Lesson 08
    Clip Launching & Follow Actions
  • Lesson 09
    Making a beat in Impulse (Part 1)
  • Lesson 10
    Making a beat in Impulse (Part 2)
  • Lesson 11
    Keyboard Shortcuts Recap
  • Lesson 12
    Adding a Beat Loop and Grooves
  • Lesson 13
    Midi Instrument and Simpler
  • Lesson 14
    Theory Introduction - Notes and Octaves
  • Lesson 15
    Theory Contd. - Flats and Sharps
  • Lesson 16
    Theory Contd. - Simple Chords
  • Lesson 17
    Theory Contd. - Intervals
  • Lesson 18
    Writing Your Bass Riff
  • Lesson 19
    Layering Multiple Sounds
  • Lesson 20
    Writing a Lead Riff - Using Scalers
  • Lesson 21
    Moving to the Arrangement View
  • Lesson 22
    Adding a Pad, using the Arpeggiator
  • Lesson 23
    Making Transitions
  • Lesson 24
    Tweaking Your Track
  • Lesson 25
    Vocal Edits (Part I)
  • Lesson 26
    Vocal Edits (Part 2)
  • Lesson 27
    Mixdowns Part 1 - Volume Levels and Pans
  • Lesson 28
    Mixdown Part 2 - EQ8
  • Lesson 29
    Mixdown Part 3 - EQ8
  • Lesson 30
    FX Delays
  • Lesson 31
    FX Delays (Part 2)
  • Lesson 32
    FX Reverbs
  • Lesson 33
    FX Compressors
  • Lesson 34
    FX Sidechain Compressors
  • Lesson 35
    FX Extra
  • Number of Lessons: 35

Course Instructor(s)



Ableton certified trainer Phil MiSK is a highly experienced music producer taking SubBass students deep in Ableton Live through his SubBass Online production courses.

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