Once you have grasped the basics of how Ableton Live works you will want to take your skills up a notch or three, and really get into the details of how to get the most out of this powerful DAW. In this 8-lecture online course, certified Ableton expert and trainer DJ Kiva will deliver personal tuition in getting to grips with drum programming, MIDI effects and synthesis.
Adding to your Basics & Foundation skills, this online course teaches even more crucial knowledge to open up the possibilities of producing in Ableton. In this course, we will explore techniques for programming complex drum patterns and building our own custom Drum Racks. Learn how to work with Live’s Groove feature to bring swing to your tracks and learn to utilize MIDI effects and abstract MIDI techniques for sparking new musical ideas in the studio.
Understand the fundamentals of subtractive synthesis and learn to create your own original synth patch library with Ableton’s Analog synthesizer. Taught by veteran producer and Ableton Certified Trainer Kiva, this course will benefit producers of any musical style or genre seeking to improve their skills in Ableton. Students that pass the course will be provided with a certificate of completion from Ask.Video that can be used for professional accreditations.
DJ Kiva’s production and remixes have been released on such labels as Adios Babylon, Destroy All Concepts, King Tubby's Dub Heritage Foundation, Tommy Boy, and Kindred Spirits. His music has received airplay on BBC’s 1Xtra and Sirius Satellite Radio. He has appeared as a guest speaker & performer on Public Enemy founder Hank Shocklee’s Producer Panel at Remix magazine’s “Remix Hotel NYC” event. Kiva has toured extensively around the globe.