Learn Ableton
Start producing your own music with our guides.
Learn Ableton

Start producing your own music with our guides.

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Setup, Recording, Looping

Watching all of its moving parts in action can make Ableton intimidating, but with a basic understanding of how the digital audio workstation functions, you can make a song in a few minutes. This first part in our Ableton Basics series explains how to set up your interface, record a phrase, and loop.

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MIDI Controllers

Recording an instrument directly into Ableton is useful, but harnessing the digital features of Ableton turns your computer into a studio. Learn how to set up a MIDI controller and use it as a virtual instrument, mixer, or to tweak effects.

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Using Plugins

Classic studio compressors, vintage electric pianos, entire string sections: emulations of all these are possible on Ableton through plugins. This tutorial gives a step-by-step explanation for installing plugins and putting them to work.

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Making a Beat with Ableton PUSH

Ableton’s sole piece of hardware goes far beyond the standard definition of “controller.” Watch producer JNTHN STEIN walk step-by-step through his creative process using Ableton Live and PUSH in tandem.

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Ableton for Guitarists

If you find yourself with a lot of sketches you want to develop, Ableton can help turn your guitar parts into fully-fledged songs. In this four-part series, learn how to set up your guitar and pedals, add bass and drums, and arrange your tracks.

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Ableton with the Band

Bringing Ableton Live to the practice space or stage opens up new creative avenues for everyone in the band. Learn how to easily trigger MIDI sequences, summon hundreds of amp and effect models in real time, and more.

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Sound Design in Ableton Live

Ableton is a powerful tool for crafting atmospheres and sounds right on your laptop. Our Synth Sounds of series examines the tones, textures, and compositions of landmarks like the films of John Carpenter and Twin Peaks so you can learn from the masters.

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