Training videos with practical uses?

Hey! 

I was watching some of the videos in the Abltone Blog and... I liked them.  So I'm looking for free online training videos explaining things like layering a kick drum, to the basics of using effects in ABleton and especially instances in which I could use them in my music production.  For example, in one of the Blog tutorials it explained how to make the bassline drop out  when the bass drum hits.  I thought that was real cool that he included that, I found that that's advice I wouldn't have ever guessed about how to do or maybe even thought about trying in the first place.

Thanks, multiple free sites are welcome!  Or good Youtube vids too!

Thanks, Mad

11 answers

  • Polyson
    contribution
    2 answers
    4 votes received
    3 votes

    Tom Cosm has made a lot of very good tutorials too ! I've learned a lot from him. In these tutorials, he's covering a wide range of Live's functionnalities from quick tips to very advanced functionnalities

    http://www.cosm.co.nz/

    I also like very much DJVespers.

    They both explain very well.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • gplr
    contribution
    2 answers
    2 votes received
    2 votes
    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • chaircrusher
    contribution
    5 answers
    18 votes received
    2 votes

    http://www.dennisdesantis.com/ -- Dennis is the head of Documentation for Ableton, so it stands to reason his tutorials would be good.  All the same I've been an Ableton Live user for nearly a decade, and I learned new things when I watched them a few weeks back.

    I know that people like video tutorials, but I think that a well written text tutorial can be more valuable from the standpoint that you can run it through Google Translate if it isn't written in a language you understand.  There are far fewer good textual tutorials around.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • BassTooth
    contribution
    1 answer
    2 votes received
    2 votes

    here is my public playlist of Ableton youtube vids i've collected over the years.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD5E434564CD33EBD

     

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • m-clis
    contribution
    1 answer
    1 vote received
    1 vote

    http://www.youtube.com/mclismoscow - well, only little problem is language)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • sinewavesurfer
    contribution
    2 answers
    2 votes received
    1 vote

    wow thanx GPLR,   for tjhat list of tute sites.  i was not aware of all of them... some, but not all.
    there is one that wasn't mentioned tho.
    it is a site called:  audio.tuts+

    this site is not strictly ableton, as it has tuts for a diverse range of music making products/software/hardware.

    lessons are done in ableton, reason, logic, cubase etc etc.
    and lessons are also on all manner of VST  and VSTi's.

    i have found almost every lesson, regardless of whether it is in logic or live, is transferable to your DAW of choice.

    obviously a lesson on how to make a instrument in 'simpler' from basic waveforms,  is not exactly reproducible in reason,  but,  i must stress, that the principles within the lesson, most certainly can be applied to another sampler in any DAW.

    there is also a site that deals with NI massive, that has many tuts that are, once again, transferable to any synth or DAW.  massivesynth.com.


    http://audio.tutsplus.com/

    http://www.massivesynth.com/
     

    http://ableton8tutorials.com/

     

    quantize courses dot com run commercial ableton live courses. however, they do have a youtube channel that is well worth following.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/QuantizeCourses

    http://www.quantizecourses.com/pages.php/

     

    affrodjmac  is another interesting guy.  he doesnt do tuts, but he does make amazing ableton instruments,  that are available for free.

    http://afrodjmac.com/
     

    he has a you tube channel also

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AfroDjMac

    i will look thru my bookmarks on my older laptop and see what i find there, but, untill then,  between my offerings, and those of other people, like gplr,  and others, you should have enough to keep you occupied for months...

    have fun..
    and remember,  you can post any interesting links that you find also..


     

     

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • risome1
    contribution
    8 answers
    9 votes received
    1 vote

    http://mrbillstunes.com/

    Bill is one awesome tricky boy music kinda guy lots to learn there

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • risome1
    contribution
    8 answers
    9 votes received
    1 vote

    You can check our awesome Voltage Lookup Table synth in action at

     

    http://www.youtube.com/syikom

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Hermanus
    contribution
    18 answers
    43 votes received
    1 vote

    Here's a cool one about Upward bus compression with multiband dynamics.

    Good to understand the process and
    you can use/try this trick on almost everything.

    Really nice effects on snares with a few reverb for example.

    This guy explains very well so go for watching his whole set of tutorial videos on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL649CBFE9F4168E79&feature=plcp

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Happy Tony
    contribution
    35 answers
    34 votes received
    1 vote

    awesome!  thanks much guys! i went on trip and finally got around to reading the responses here.  Looks like enough to keep me going for a LONG time...!  I wish I knew it all, I wanna get started!  Thanks again, very valuable links it seems like. 

    To good music,!

    Anthony

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • stoersignal
    contribution
    13 answers
    15 votes received
    1 vote

    don`t know where you are coming from? i`m making in depth tutorials on youtube, but they are in german :-)

    anyway, i`m planning to make english ones in the near future!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/stoersignal25

    2 years ago | 0 comments

You need to be logged in, have a Live license, and have a username set in your account to be able to answer questions.

Answers is a new product and we'd like to hear your wishes, problems or ideas.