We’ve all spent days on YouTube watching Ableton videos – tips, training & walk-thrus. But with its right side “recommended / related” video list, I find myself getting easily distracted, ending up down a rat hole. What I’ve done here is collected the videos that have made the biggest difference for me with regards to using Live, learning new DJ methods, sound design tools & compression, bettering my workflow and processes, and hearing how the pros do it. Over the years, these videos have, without a doubt, boosted my Ableton DJ, producer and remix game. If you’re just starting out, or continuing your mastery of Ableton, I believe you, too, will find these to be priceless.
Sound Design & Wave Shaping
Drum & Instrument Racks
Effects & Techniques
Composing, Programming & Producing
Mixing & Mastering
Artist Interviews & Performance
Please comment if there are any other videos that have helped you to produce, mix, DJ or remix in Ableton.
- 10000In the first half of this series, I covered the importance of using Ableton's Session View and Mixed In Key to creatively identify your mashup's backing and supporting tracks. I also gave some tips for getting your raw material ready, and setting up a new Ableton session. We're now switching gears from DJ to Producer mode, and I'll be sharing specific Arrangement…
- 10000If you DJ in Ableton, chances are you'll be spending a significant amount of time warping your tracks. There are some great YouTube videos out there, but I thought I'd share my techniques. Using these steps, my newly added tracks are typically ready for prime time in just under a minute. Make sure your Warp…
- 10000My audio interface has served me well, going strong for nearly five years now. The M-Audio Fast Track Pro has since been discontinued, but it's essentially a portable, USB-powered, 4-output audio / midi interface with a front headphone jack. The benefit here? Not only does it fit in a backpack, having the 3/4 channel allows you…