AudienceThis hands-on class is aimed at musicians and DJ’s wishing to use Ableton to perform their tracks live.Whether you plan to live loop vocals and real instruments live on stage or drop phat beats at a rave,this course will put you firmly in control.
Topics Covered• Building Performance Templates • Live Effects & Dynamics • Recording Overdubs • Live Looping • Looping Techniques • Advanced Warping (entire tracks) • Capturing and Sequencing Your Performance • Accapellas & Mash Ups • Controller Set Up & Performance Options
PrerequisitesThis advanced course is designed to follow on from our Ableton Live 101: Production & Live Performance Essentials course. We therefore strongly recommend that you have completed the 101 before enrolling on the 301DJ. If you wish to skip the Ableton 101 then please ensure you are proficient in the areas outlined in the 101 course description. Take a Bundle and Save Money Save money by taking one of our following Ableton bundles: 1) Ableton Live Complete (101, 301DJ & 301MP): £740 (save £40) 2) Ableton Advanced (301DJ & 301MP): £380 (save £20) Once you have signed up to take an Ableton course at Alchemea you will be eligible to buy a discounted “educational” version of Ableton Live and Live Suite. For all intents and purposes this is exactly the same as the full boxed version. You can put these savings towards paying for training at Alchemea.
LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION AND AIMS
Why use Ableton for DJing and live performance, in class demo, industry overview.
LESSON 1: SETS AND TEMPLATES
Building DJ set templates, recommended effects patches, set layout, customising Session view, set zoom, colours and skins, MIDI Mapping controls for DJ sets, MIDI controller focus.
LESSON 3: ADVANCED WARPING
Advanced Warping techniques “getting it tight!” Warping entire tracks, tricks, tips, do’s and don’ts, Live’s Warping modes, building up the layers, Warping beats, Warping other sounds and using additional clips as DJ tools, efficient use of Live’s browser.
LESSON 4: LOOPS AND REGIONS
Setting Loops and mix points within tracks and clips, loop length tricks and tips, splitting up a track in Arrange View and consolidation into Session View, preparation for live performance, loop/clip organisation within a Live set.
LESSON 5: DJ EFFECTS
Sends, Returns and Inserts; knowing the difference and when to use them, stacking devices, making custom racks and saving custom presets, setting and using Macro Controls and midi mapping effects efficiently
LESSON 6: DJ MIXES IN LIVE 9
Sequencing DJ mixes in arrange view, adding effects, overdubs, layers and sound textures via additional clips, editing track arrangement to suit your mix, using loops and samples within a DJ mix, automating your effects devices Sends and Inserts in Arrange View efficiently.
LESSON 7: PRESENTING YOUR MIXES
Exporting DJ mixes, options and file formats, DIY mastering in Live, mastering EQ and compression, other tools for mix presentation (iTunes tagging, Mixcloud and Soundcloud)
LESSON 9: DJ EDITS AND MASH UPS
Warping anything, making edits and re-edits, breathing life into older tracks in Live, using acapellas and vocals to create remixes and mash up, Warping techniques and essential dos and don’ts.
LESSON 9: PERFORM
Midi mapping, controller set up and performance options, performance templates DJing Live with Ableton in Session View, set up, essential connections, general set workflow.
LESSON 10: MAKING IT
Final listening session, student mixes, course work and/or online mixes, getting out there, building a DJ profile, tips on getting yourself noticed and networking within today’s music industry.
|It is advisable to bring a notepad and a pen to take notes during the course. Everything else will be provided for you!|
This venue for this course it at our Windsor Centre facility in Islington.
Alchemea College, The Windsor Centre, 15 - 29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
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|You will find the pre-requisites for this course over on the overview tab of this course page.|
|For short courses you can now apply & pay course fees online via the Dates/Apply tab above. Alternatively you can call 020 7359 3986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the enrolment process.|