Video: A Guitarist's Guide to Ableton Live

For several years, electronic musicians have known there's no tool quite like Ableton for putting together tracks. It's not just a DAW, but a full instrument that helps you sketch out ideas, transform audio anyway you need it, and build dynamic productions at a breakneck pace once you get the hang of it.

But a select group of guitarists have known for sometime that Ableton Live can be a great tool for them as well. And while St. Vincent, for instance, is a vocal Ableton Live lover, it may not be immediately clear to the guitar players out there how Ableton Live could help with songwriting, recording, and, of course, practicing.

These simple videos, with certified Ableton instructor Antonio Sage, show you how to use Ableton Live as a songwriting demoing tool, from literal start to finish. He takes you from setting up your audio interface, to navigating Ableton's basic framework for recording, to using effects and arranging your tracks.

Like what you see in these videos and want to give Ableton Live a shot? Right now, Reverb is running a promotion that gives you a copy of Ableton Live Intro for just $10 with the purchase of any used effect pedal on the site. That's hands down the best Ableton deal out there right now.

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