‘Audio To MIDI’ – Dubspot Ableton Live 9 Tutorial w/ Matt Cellitti – Live @ Movement Festival, Detroit!

At this year’s Movement Festival in Detroit, Dubspot hosted a series of free workshops at YouthVille Detroit with Mike Huckaby, Justin James, Thomas Faulds, and Dubspot’s very own Matt Cellitti. In this video, Cellitti demonstrates new creative possibilities for working with audio recordings using Ableton Live 9′s audio-to-MIDI conversion tool. Also make sure to check out Matt’s previous video tutorial on this new Live 9 feature.

Have you ever sat down in front of your gear with the best intentions to write music and nothing good comes out? Sure you have, it happens to all of us. What I like to do in these cases is step back and flip up my approach to music making. With the release of Ableton Live 9 and the new Audio To MIDI features, I find that converting old sounds to new MIDI always remedies any writer’s block I am experiencing.

There are different opinions among producers in regards to the usability of the Audio To MIDI function. I hear quite a few people who tell me its unusable and that it doesn’t work. To that I would say, “Hogwash!” Get creative with whatever the MIDI conversion gives you and let your ears decide when its worthwhile. As long as you have a fundamental understanding of the tools you are using, be it Ableton Live or other software instruments, good results are just a tweak away. The important part is knowing your tools inside and out, which is something we can definitely help you with here at Dubspot. After that, its all up to you and your creativity. Now go try it out for yourself. – Matt Cellitti


For further exploration of Ableton Live, check out Dubspot’s six-level Music Production w/ Ableton Live Program:

Dubspot is proud to present a new and improved Ableton Live program updated for Live 9, covering all of its latest features in a six-level, 48-class course on electronic music production.

Introducing Our New Ableton Live Program w/ Live 9

Music technology moves pretty fast, and here at Dubspot we’re committed to bringing you the best possible electronic music education and incorporating the latest cutting-edge technologies. As part of this commitment, it is with great pleasure that we are now announcing our all-new Ableton Live program at Dubspot, completely updated for Live 9! Read more about the new Live 9 curriculum here.

From the studio to the stage, learn to use Ableton Live to create, record, produce, and perform your music. Learn about linear and improvisational styles of producing electronic music as we help you master the software’s innovative interface.

After completing this program, you will leave with four completed tracks (an EP), a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

    • Ableton Live Level 1: Shake Hands with Live
    • Ableton Live Level 2: Completing Your First Track
    • Ableton Live Level 3: Production Essentials
    • Ableton Live Level 4: Sound Design & Instrumentation
    • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Composition & Production
    • Ableton Live Level 6: Taking Your EP Global

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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