Bill Burgess is the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager and Logic Pro Artist Relations Manager for Apple Inc. He's also a brilliant software educator with long experience teaching audio producers how to make music!
Bill Burgess –one of our most popular Ableton trainers– is back with a deep look at what makes Live 9 both a performer’s instrument and creative production tool. And, in the process, you get a deep look at how Bill, in his wonderfully casual style, concocts his unusual musical worlds.
This course starts off with a deep look at Warping. You learn Bill’s warped techniques that he’s put into practice as a live performance maniac. Next up is audio and control surfaces. Here you get some basic tutorials on audio and how to optimize your audio interface. Then you learn how to set up the all important cue mix.. an essential piece of the live performance puzzle. From there you’re into controllerland where you learn about control surfaces, the crossfader and how to structure your levels.
The following section is all about using effects (FX). Here, Bill dives deep into the different EQs and filters. You also learn all about live performance Racks, Macros and Side Chaining. There so much more to this course, but why spoil it? Dive in see how Bill goes live-wild with Ableton Live 9!
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matt villamar wrote on April 19, 2016
thank you bill i truly appreciate every thing you have taught me this man is no doubt a genius at what he does i recommand you watch all his videos he has truly taught me ton of great things i can use in my music thanks again
Brock Harris wrote on August 14, 2015
This is the best 100 level course on all of MacProVideo! Bill Burgess made this introduction level Ableton Live performance course seem like an advanced course that was really simple to understand, given the context of the material. I am centering my live production around Ableton, all while integrating other DAW's and workflows. Courses like this push me further in my production skills than the standard rote learning type material that it present in most introduction level course content. I recommend this course to any Ableton user.
Thomas wrote on December 2, 2014
For some reason I very inspired :). I'm more a producer guy but now I want to test all these cool tips that where shown in the video. Very nice thanks! Althought I have to say I didn't understand all the jokes... :D
dazed marrow wrote on May 19, 2014
very easy to understand. The instructor has a sense of humor, which is a plus.
Substance D wrote on March 23, 2014
Great! Lots of ideas are covered. I had to pause and rewind to follow the steps at times - not a problem, however, because I prefer content I have to review if I didn't catch it initially. Showing the use of the MIDI controller was also helpful to see what that all entailed. Also, this instructor is very encouraging in a fun way.
Dan wrote on February 18, 2014
Pretty Legit Course. I can see it being rough for people with no Ableton Experience though. I would just have in the caption of 100 and 102 course to make sure users went through the Ableton manual and tutorials first. It helps alot.
Aidjay wrote on January 23, 2014
Tutor was interesting, but for a 101 course I was expecting an introduction to music production in terms of track creation and recording rather than just on the live element only.
Jonas wrote on December 27, 2013
I was a little but sceptic at first, mostly on the parts with warping, it was hard to understand. But a kept on watching and what a reward! This is really good stuff that will get me going much faster in my learning!
Vexter wrote on September 20, 2013
Pretty sweet. Like the tutorial. Hoping for an ableton push tutorial soon hint hint.
Richie wrote on September 11, 2013
Not a fan of this one. I like Bill's Live 8 101, that was great, but found this too dry, complex and hard to follow inc. the warping stuff