Grooves & Automation

  • Quickly inject your MIDI and audio clips with rhythm, feel and life
  • Automate Live’s parameters to create sophisticated rhythmic manipulation
  • Instantly turn a groove into MIDI & how to extract specific groove elements

$25.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes

22

Total Length

1.5 hours

DAW Used

Live 9

Skill Level

Beginner/Intermediate

Product Description

Ever had two samples that you wanted to use together but the timings were just not quite the same?  Whether you’re simply looking to add a little humanized feel to your programmed drums, or if you want to hack away and completely overhaul the groove of an existing audio clip, Grooves & Automation will have you creating sophisticated rhythmic manipulation in no time.

Introduction to Grooves


What is Automation?

Automation is the changing of a parameter over time, such as volume, panning, filters – almost any control in Live. Automation is like having infinite hands on a mixing board, doing exactly what you tell them to do, thereby allowing for you to create anything you can imagine. And in Live 9, automation has now found its way into Session View, opening the door to making even more inspired music.

Introduction To Automation

If you’ve ever been stumped by Automation or just couldn’t quite figure out why the Groove pool even existed, then this course will clear all the cobwebs. Ableton Certified Trainer Ian Gallagher takes the reins in this 3 part course covering everything from the basics of making your own Grooves, to using Automation like a savvy musical magician. After rocking Grooves & Automation you will be able to:

  • Know the various ways to apply Grooves in Live
  • Make your own Grooves
  • Use the Groove Pool’s sophisticated tools to get the most out of your Grooves
  • Automate almost any parameter in Live
  • Know how to expertly use breakpoints and create automation curves

Click on the Course Curriculum tab at the top of this window to see the entire list of topics covered.

What You Get

  • 1.5 hours of HD video lessons from Ableton Certified Trainer and industry pro Ian Gallagher
  • Student discount pricing (20-60% off) on third-party software from our partners!

About Your Instructor

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.

Trainer Profile: Ian Gallagher
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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.

Grooves

  • Introduction to Grooves
  • Applying Grooves
  • Making Your Own Grooves
  • The Groove Pool

Automation

  • Intro To Automation
  • Session View Automation
  • Modulation
  • Moving Automated Clips To Arrangement View
  • Recording Arrangement View Automation
  • Automation Lanes
  • Draw Mode and Automation
  • Breakpoints and Curves
  • Automating Time Signature Changes
  • Automating Tempo Changes
  • Locking Automation Envelopes
  • Warping Linked Envelopes

Grooves Tips & Tricks

  • Grooves Tips and Tricks Overview
  • Jump To Library
  • Groove Consistency
  • The Lazy Producer’s MIDI
  • Extracting Specific Elements
  • Thickening a Mono Track

What skill level is this course?
Beginner to intermediate. You don’t need to be a pro or know anything about Live, this course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of Grooves & Automation.

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 access to this course and the videos in your My Courses / My Library area for 12 full months after your purchase date.

Are there downloads or templates for this course?
There are no downloads for this course.

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. All of these techniques can also be done in Live 9 Intro & Live 9 Suite. A demo of Live 9 is available at http://ableton.com, 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 for 12 months 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.

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$25.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes

22

Total Length

1.5 hours

DAW Used

Live 9

Skill Level

Beginner/Intermediate