Technical author, and one of the new-school's top Ableton educators, Martin Delaney is a master of Ableton Live. His books about Ableton Live are the de facto resource for people that want to learn this amazing audio program!
Ableton Live 7 has been making waves in the underground music scene, and these days it's more common to see performers on stage playing sets with Ableton Live than it is to see DJs spinning on turntables. With it's amazing real-time audio editing abilities, Ableton Live 7 is the best live performance tool on the market today ... but that doesn't mean it's easy to use!
If you're moving to Ableton Live 7 from a more traditional audio DAW like Logic Studio or Pro Tools, you'll find the workflow completely different than what you're used to. But once you know a few tips & tricks, you'll begin thinking like Ableton Live does, and the results will be better music - every time!
In 208 separate videos, technical author, laptop music guru and consummate Live performer Martin Delaney shows you the quick-way into Ableton Live 7. Using moving pictures and sound, this video tutorial program let's you see and hear how Live 7 works!
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch it from beginning to end. Use the detailed menus and keyword search system to quickly find topics that interest you - that's the essence of Nonlinear Educating!
For a detailed list of the topics contained in this tutorial, check out the Table of Contents.
The more I go back to Martin Delaney's tut to refresh & deepen my Live knowledge the more I appreciate it, he's not a great orator but a truly great Ableton expert even though it's about version 7 that I bought a while ago. It would be great if he laid down his know how with version 8, specially with setting up & playing with different midi controllers. He doesn't seem to have any serious rivals in that category that I've seen so far. Live is such an amazingly layered & flexible musical tool, it takes time to explore all the possibilities & I certainly wouldn't want to settle for one formula with it.
Core Live wrote on August 18, 2009
This tutorial really helped me get a headstart into Ableton - especially with the session view which was totally new to work with. Its also loaded with a lot of tips and tricks in most lessons.
Martin drawls a little and IMHO, it could have been a little faster
Khobe wrote on July 10, 2009
I'm fascinated by Ableton Live & M. Delaney is a great expert but his teaching style might be too layed back for me, in his tone of voice there was not enough pointers to specifics , he slides though lessons evenly as if reading an instruction manual. He knows this app so well I'm sure he could teach Ableton in his sleep.
jason Thomas wrote on June 25, 2009
Hi,technically it's excellent but it would be superb if you were to give an example of producing a basic music track by using Simpler,operator,etc..This would be fun and very intuitive as at the moment I'm going backwards and forwards into ableton..It would make it sink in so much more if for ten-fifteen minutes one of you started to lay a track down from the beginning.obviously it doesn't need to be a club classic..your instructor on the tutorial is so knowledgeable but he sounds bored to death...
M.A. wrote on June 25, 2009
Very good content ... movea alittle slow .....
Enjoy and have learned alot
Looking for more on 7
christian ureta wrote on June 15, 2009
the videos are great , very helpfull , you have acces to every aspect of the software detailed by sections, it makes it easy to go to a topic whenever you want.
It motivates your creativity
vaughn M Stewart wrote on June 11, 2009
Good starting point for anyone interested in using Ableton. I look forward to some more in depth classes in the near future.
alexander gorodezki wrote on May 25, 2009
this tutorial really helped me to understand ableton. i learned very fast. iÂ´m looking forward to see more ableton tutorials!
Les Titford wrote on April 16, 2009
Like many others who have this product, I have the previous tutorial that Martin Delaney did.
I have to say that I do tend to agree with another reviewer who commented on the rather discordant and tuneless content featured in these videos. However, I must also say that Martin has a comprehensive knowledge of Live and I really learnt a lot and that's what counts.
Martin's style is very laid back and quintessentially English - it just takes a little getting used to. I am also from the UK so I get it!
I guess one of the great things about owning these tutorials (and I have many, many MPV titles!) is that you can come back to them time and time again and refresh your memory.
So, overall, if you have Live 7, buy this tutorial- it will definitely help you. Now..............for Live 8!!!
Paul Seltzer wrote on November 20, 2008
I was originally afraid to get this tutorial because I thought it was going to be identical to the ableton live 6, but it was not, it was better. You people at macprovideo really know how to take care of your customers and the discounts you offer are a wonderful incentive to a wonderful product!! Thanks again Martin Delaney, BIG UP!!!