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Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart

Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart

Learn Live 9 in One Month

Learn by Doing

Throw out the manual and learn Live by doing. With Jake's hand-on approach, you make a song while learning the fastest way to learn, Live!

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Who you learn from matters. Jake is the lead trainer at Warp Academy, one of our founding partners, and is one of the world's foremost experts on Ableton Live and music production.

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Instant, lifetime access to the entire course.

Meet your Teacher

Jake Perrine is an Ableton Certified Trainer and audio industry expert. He’s written three high-profile books on the Live: Power Tools for Ableton Live 9; Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live 9; and Producing Music with Ableton Live 9.

As a teacher, Jake taught audio production at The Art Institute of Seattle for over a decade. He also was a house mastering engineer at Seattle’s prestigious RFI/CD mastering studio for five years where he mastered over hundreds CD projects from around the world.

8 Hours of Video

You get 26 HD video episodes that’ll take you from a beginner to a capable & confident user of Live in 30 days.

Downloadable Files

Your course includes downloadable Live 9 Project files with Sets for each video. You get to follow along, step-by-step, learning from Jake’s every move.

Members Discount

Get Members Discounts of 20-60% off our partners & third party plugin providers, including Ableton software, iZotope software, xFer’s Serum Synth & more!

Preview the Course

Preview 1: File Management in Live 9
Preview 2: Recording Audio in Arrangement View
Preview 3: Watch Chapter 1 of Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart Free!

What You’ll Learn

Module 1
Introduction & Interface

1.1—Session and Arrangement, Live Projects, Live Sets, Live Library, Live 9 Browser

Audio Clips

2.1.1—Importing and Launching Your First Clip
2.1.2—Adding a Second Clip
2.1.3—Set Tempo and the Global Quantize Value
2.1.4—A Third Clip and Launching Scenes
2.1.5—Renaming Scenes, Tracks, and Clips

Clip View Properties

2.2.1—Clip Gain (Volume)
2.2.2—Clip Transposition
2.2.3—Looping and Non-Looping Clips
2.2.4—Sample Editor Navigation Controls
2.2.5—Alternate Loops
2.2.6—Follow Actions

Clip Envelopes

2.3.1—The Volume Clip Envelope, Draw Modes, and Grid Values
2.3.2—The Pan Clip Envelope with Draw Mode Is On and Snap to Grid Is Off
2.3.3—Recording Automation Envelopes in Real Time to Session View Clips
2.3.4—The Transpose Clip Envelope and Breakpoint Editing
2.3.5—Unlinked Clip Envelopes, Looping and Non- Looping

Module 2
Warp Modes

3.1.1—The Clip View Warping and Tempo Controls
3.1.2—Warp Modes Overview
3.1.3—Texture Warp Mode
3.1.4—Beats Warp Mode
3.1.5—Re-Pitch Warp Mode
3.1.6—Tones Warp Mode

Warp Markers

3.2.1—Warp Markers Defined
3.2.2—Correcting Timing with Warp Markers Snapping to a Grid
3.2.3—Correcting Timing with Warp Markers and Snap to Grid Off


3.3.1—Applying Quantization to an Audio Clip


3.4.1—Extracting a Groove to the Groove Pool
3.4.2—Auditioning Grooves from Live’s Library with Hot-Swapping
3.4.3—Groove Pool Parameters 3.4.4—Committing Grooves to Clips

Arrangement View

4.1.1—Preparing to Make an Arrangement
The Arrangement View Interface
4.1.2—Using Session View and Arrangement View Together
4.1.3—Overdubbing from Session View to Arrangement View

Arrangement View Editing

4.2.1—Adding Locators to the Arrangement
4.2.2—Working with Clips in Arrangement View
4.2.3—Making Edits in Arrangement View
4.2.4—Global Timeline Edits
4.2.5—Automating the Time Signature
4.2.6—Automating the Tempo

Module 3
Audio Effects

5.0—Insert Effects, Send Effects, Master Track Effects

Equalization (EQ)

5.1.2—Applying an EQ Eight Audio Effect to the Perc Track, EQ Eight Filter Modes, Dynamic Compression

Dynamic Compression

5.1.3—Using a Compressor to Smooth Dynamic Range on the Perc Track
5.1.4—Applying a Compressor Audio Effect to the Bass Track to Add Thickness

Other Audio Effects

5.1.5—Using Other Audio Effects as Inserts on Tracks Loading and Auditioning Presets, Saving Presets, Save as Default

Applying a Send Effect

5.2.1—Applying a Reverb Send Effect
5.2.2—Applying a Delay Send Effect

Audio Effect Racks

5.3.1—Audio Effect Rack Presets
5.3.2—Creating a Basic Multi-Effects Rack
5.3.3—Serial and Parallel Processing with the Chain List
5.3.4—Audio Effect Rack Macro Dials
5.3.5—Renaming Dials and Saving Your Rack Creation

I/O View

6.1—Setting Up for Recording , The In/Out Section, Audio From Input Types and Input Channels, Audio To Output Types and Output Channels, Monitor

Recording in Session View

6.2—Global Quantize and Audio Recording in Session View, Helpful Hints for Recording in Session View

Recording in Arrangement View

6.3—Starting and/or Stopping Recording with Punch-In/Out Points, Helpful Hints for Recording in Arrangement View

Module 4
MIDI Setup

7.0—What Is MIDI? Internal and External MIDI, Setting Up MIDI Controllers, Live’s MIDI/Sync Preference Pane, Testing MIDI I/O, Key Map Mode and MIDI Map Mode

MIDI Clips

7.1—Creating MIDI Clips
7.1.1—Make a MIDI Track with an Impulse Instrument The Impulse Instrument
7.1.2—Making a MIDI Clip for Impulse by Entering Notes with Your Mouse
7.1.3—Editing MIDI Note Velocity
7.1.4—Recording MIDI Clips in Session View with the Computer MIDI Keyboard
7.1.5—MIDI Note Quantization
7.1.6—Record Quantization
MIDI Routing and Monitoring
7.1.7—Recording MIDI Clips in Arrangement View from a Controller
7.1.8—Overdubbing and Editing MIDI Performance Gestures: Modulation Wheel
7.1.9—Making MIDI Clips from Audio Clips

Instrument Racks

7.2.1—Creating a Layered Instrument with Instrument Racks
7.2.2—Split Keyboard Instruments and Simpler 7.2.3—Velocity Splits
7.2.4—Configuring Third-Party Instrument Device Parameters
7.2.5—Instrument Rack Macro Control Mappings

Drum Racks

7.3.1—Making a Basic Drum Rack
7.3.2—Slice to New MIDI Track (Drum Rack)
7.3.3—Glitching up a Slice to New MIDI Track Beat
7.3.4—Play the Percussion Drum Rack with Another Track’s MIDI Clip

MIDI Effects

7.4.1—Adding a Random MIDI Effect to the Sliced Track to Create Variations
7.4.2—Adding an Arpeggiator to the PannerPad Track
7.4.3—MIDI Effects Racks and the Chain Selector
7.4.4—MIDI Clips with Hardware Synths (External MIDI), MIDI Cables, Ports, and Channels, MIDI Signal Routing, MIDI Device and Channel Routing in Live, Monitoring External Devices


8.1.1—Recording Basic Automation Gestures
8.1.2—Track Panning Automation and the Automation Control Chooser
8.1.3—Adding Automation Lanes
8.1.4—Editing Automation Envelopes with Draw Mode Off
8.1.5—Editing Automation Envelopes with Draw Mode On
8.1.6—Editing Ranges of Automation Envelopes
8.1.7—Clip Fades
8.1.8—Automating Parameters Using MIDI Controllers
8.1.9—Group Tracks, Overriding Automation and the Re-enable Automation Button

Exporting Your Mix

8.2—Exporting Your Mix to a File

Rated by DJ Tech Tools as One of the Top Five Ways to Learn Ableton Live

“We’re really impressed with the content in the course and we think it’s a great starting point for anyone that’s completely new to Live. One of the most common problems we’ve heard at DJTT is that people don’t know where to start, so it’s great to have a course like this that takes them through a logical progression.” - DJ Tech Tools

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“A course like this is truly indispensable for anyone new to Ableton Live. If you just purchased Live and are wondering what to do next, taking this course should be your next move.”

- Frank Cozzarelli

"I can truly say that this course has helped me grow significantly in my use of Ableton Live, without a doubt it was the best investment I could have made in my effort to learn Ableton Live. Jakes bold statement about learning 90% of Live in four weeks is no lie. Jake’s teaching style was superb, very clear and easy to follow."

- Ahmad Washington

"I just wanted to say, thank you for your commitment to provide a quality class. It was an incredible amount of material in the month. Thank you for over delivering, I found it all very valuable."

- Andrew

"Obviously, the course material was excellent. As expected, you presented the course material with clarity and patience. I feel as though I’ve learned/will learn what I need to know!"

- Chris

"Thanks for putting together such a thorough and detailed class. I really felt like I learned a lot over the last four weeks and that it was money well spent."

- Mark


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What skill level is this course?

Beginner. You do not need any previous experience in Live 9 to take this course. At the same time, if you’ve been poking around in Live for some time, this course will fill in all the gaps in your understanding of how to use the program.

What software do I need?

This course is based on Ableton Live Standard, although you can do just as well with Live Suite and nearly as well with Live Intro. While no third-party plugins are required to complete this course, I do use a donation-ware plugin called TAL Elek7ro-II which I explain how to download and use.

Important: To get the best website experience, we highly recommend you use the most updated version of Google’s free Chrome browser. This functions best with our streaming video players.

What version of Live do I need to use the course?

The course is designed to teach you how to use Live 9, but I’ve included exercise Sets for Live 8 as well, so if you haven’t upgraded yet, you can still do 90% of this course. Obviously, the new features in Live 9 will not work in Live 8, so you will have to skip those parts.

What if I don’t have Live?

A demo of Live is available at, though be sure and wait until the course begins if you go this route as it will expire after 30 days.

Is this course applicable to my genre?

In a word – yes. This course is designed to demonstrate how to use the Live program, and that is applicable to any and all genres of music making. While the song that is created during the course is electronic in nature, the functionality of the program is equally pertinent for working in any genre of music production.

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 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 60 days after purchase we will refund your money.

How long can I access this course and the videos?

You have lifetime access to this course.

Can I download the videos?

No we don’t offer downloading of the videos. The videos are available as on-demand streaming HD players that you can access from a computer or 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, so any computer with Mac OS 10.5 & Windows XP or newer should do just fine.

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