DJing with Ableton Live

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Take the journey from the first steps of DJing all the way to rock-solid proficiency in just three weeks.

  • Learn all the techniques you need to DJ with Live.
  • Easily build a Live Set template that you can DJ with at any event!
  • Get ninja tips and tricks to mix like a pro!

$249.00 USD $69.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes


Total Length

5 hours

DAW Used

Live 9


Templates, DJ effect racks, music

Skill Level

All levels welcome

Product Description

Learn to DJ with Ableton Live

DJing with Ableton Live is a fun way to be known for your taste in music and be interacting with the crowd at events. This Warp Academy Course is taught by world renowned Ableton Live Certified Trainers and DJ’s.  Their deep knowledge of Live and mixing techniques will get you DJing fast.

DJing with Ableton Live can be a little of a hurdle. You first have to know all the working parts of the program, and then how to wield it for the best possible set.  This course will give you that information quickly and get you past this first hurdle.  This course will help you feel super confident DJing and rocking out for the crowd.

In this online course, Ableton Live Certified Trainers Isaac Cotec and Ian Gallagher will show you all the techniques needed to start rocking out your own live mixes.  If you’re ready to get on the fast track to DJing, then this course is for you.  Take the journey from the first steps of DJing all the way to rock-solid proficiency in just three weeks.

Stop dreaming about it, and instead start rocking out on your new DJ Sets.

An Introduction to DJing With Ableton Live

What You Get

  1. Over 7 hours of in-depth video instruction with Ableton Certified Trainers Ian Gallagher and Isaac Cotec.
  2. Downloadable Ableton Live Packs with DJ-specific templates, Effect Racks, and more.
  3. Student discount pricing (20-60% off) on third-party software from our partners!


Preview Video: Why Use Ableton Live to DJ?

What You’ll Learn

  1. Setting up a Live Set template to DJ
  2. Setting up MIDI mapping with any controller
  3. Warping Tracks to stay on the beat
  4. Using EQ and Audio Effects for DJing
  5. Ninja mixing techniques like The Slam, The Breakdown, Mixing with Effects, and more
  6. Using cue points and loops for greater control
  7. Finding track keys and harmonic mixing
  8. Moving between different tempos and genres in your DJ set
  9. Cutting up songs into Clips for on-the-fly remixing
  10. Recording and editing your live set for making DJ mixes and demos
  11. Digitizing from vinyl
  12. What to bring to the gig and on the tour
  13. Social media for DJs
  14. File Formats, and where to find high quality tracks for DJing
  15. Managing your music in the Live Browser

Preview Video: Digitizing Vinyl

About Your Instructors

Ian Gallagher is a producer, songwriter and DJ specializing in hip-hop, house and pop music. Picking up the guitar at age 10, Ian devoted himself to rock and Delta blues guitar, emulating his idols Jimi Hendrix, Slash and Robert Johnson. After high school, he continued his classical studies at New York City’s Manhattan School of Music under David Leisner. Three years later, he began studying classical guitar at the University of Maine. At Ableton, Ian worked in the Documentation department for 3 years writing, editing and managing the Live Manual, while also giving Live clinics in the NYC-area.

Isaac Cotec started producing electronic based music in 2005, while working with a project called Psyche Sonics. Psyche Sonics was an experimental group working with the science and research of binaural beats, and altering consciousness through sounds.

Trainer Profile: Ian Gallagher

Trainer Profile: Isaac Cotec

Preview Video: Slice To New Midi

Course Requirements

  • Access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.
  • A working copy of Live 9 (standard) is recommended, although almost all of the course can be done with Live 9 Intro. Live 9 Suite is not required (but is a lot of extra fun!).
  • Headphones and/or studio monitors.
  • A USB MIDI DJ controller is recommended, but not required.

What skill level is this course?
Beginner to intermediate. You don’t need to be a pro, but we do assume you’re familiar with the basics of Ableton Live. If you are a total beginner with Live, start with Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart and the Producer Bundle, and then Synthesis 101 over on our sister site

Is this course applicable to my genre?
In a word – yes. The techniques we teach can be applied universally to virtually any electronic music genre.

How long can I access this course and the videos?
You have lifetime access to this course.

Are there downloads or templates for this course?
Yes, there are downloadable Ableton Live sets to follow the videos, DJ effect racks and a huge download of exclusive music from our Warp Academy producers that you can use to begin DJing.

What if I don’t like the course?
We want you to be as excited about your course as we are. If for any reason you’re not 100% happy with it, we offer a no-hassle, no-BS, super easy 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 30 days after purchase we will refund your money.

What version of Live do I need to use the course?
This course is done in Live 9. Many of the techniques can also be done in Live 9 Intro and Live 8. A demo of Live 9 is available at, though be sure and wait until the course begins if you go this route as it will expire after 30 days.

What if I have trouble viewing the streaming videos?
Important: To get the best experience, we highly recommend you use the most updated version of Google’s free Chrome browser. This functions best with our streaming video players: Google Chrome

Can I download the videos?
No, but you have full access to all the video content after signing up. You can also access the videos from virtually any mobile device.

Are there any system requirements?
Yes, a broadband internet connection and computer are required. Minimum requirements are obviously the ability to run Ableton Live 9 so any computer with Mac OS 10.5 & Windows XP or newer should do just fine.

6 reviews for DJing with Ableton Live

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    [email protected] (verified owner)

    I’ve been waiting a long time for this course. Very thorough in explaining all aspects of DJing with Ableton Live. From the basic fundamentals of DJing to expert Ableton set building. Lots of content here from to great teachers. Can’t beat the price.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenden Quibin (verified owner)

    This course really helped me to dig deep into what I wanted to achieve with DJing in general. I came into this course from the production side of things and not knowing anything about what it takes to DJ. Music, like any art form, is a conversation. Taking the time to define what kind of messages I want to deliver to future audiences as well as deepening my love for music in general were the two biggest things I got from this course. Highly recommended to anyone that wants to learn how to DJ!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    somsays (verified owner)

    This is a very in-depth video series on DJing in general. There are so many ways to DJ now it’s really great and for people who are not sure which way to go, this series will answer all your questions, because it covers everything you need to know and play gigs using Live.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey (verified owner)

    Great course! It was put together well with tons of great information!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jan Pieter (verified owner)

    As stated above is it great to learn all aspects of DJing with Live 9. I’m not yet finished with the whole course, but almost everything I learned so far is instantaneously useable! Go get it!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    bryanmurphy85 (verified owner)

    I Loved this course, i always used tracktor for djing but now i am a full ableton user. you will learn lots on how to become a great dj and lean all the tricks you need to learn how to dj in ableton.highly recommended

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$249.00 USD $69.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes


Total Length

5 hours

DAW Used

Live 9


Templates, DJ effect racks, music

Skill Level

All levels welcome