Ableton Live Tutorial: Bringing Your Finished Productions To Live Performance – Part 2 w/ Josh Bess

In this two part Ableton Live video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Josh Bess demonstrates how to bring your original productions into a live performance setting. In part two, Josh demonstrates various live performance techniques and explains how to create and manipulate custom audio effect racks in real time, MIDI mapping macro controls. In case you missed it, check out part one of this tutorial here.

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In this video tutorial, Josh Bess demonstrates various techniques for performing with your original productions in live performance setting using Ableton Live, focusing on Audio Effects processing. Audio Effects can bring out many new sounds and emotions during a live performance, and knowing when, why, and how to use these effects can be a very powerful asset to your show. As there are many ways to manipulate your sounds within Ableton Live, Josh will focus on two methods, which are using the Sends and Returns within Ableton Live, along with Audio Effect Racks, for real time effects processing. Josh will explain how to get set up with your Sends and Returns, along with tips and tricks for creating your own Audio Effect Racks, giving you an idea of how to apply these thoughts to your own sets, and new effect combinations. Josh is also offering a download for the actual session used in this video tutorial from his website.


Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

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What’s Included:

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

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

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