Whether you’re new to Live or just looking to jog your memory, these tutorials from two of our favorite creators are a great place to start.
From the seed of an idea to the final touches – learn everything you need to make music with TAETRO’s 10-part tour of Live.
Set up and start playing – Sanjay C gives you a rundown of the most essential features when you first open Live.
Get to grips with almost any feature in Live, just a few minutes at a time.
We picked out a handful of our own tutorials to get you going – for more, you can head directly to the Learn Live page.
Setting up your projects
Lesson 1: Setting up your audio interface
Connect your interface and adjust the audio settings.
Lesson 2: Configuring your inputs and outputs
Set up Live's audio ins and outs.
Lesson 3: Using your sounds and samples
Bring your own sounds into Live, plus create and save custom drum racks.
Lesson 4: Using third-party plug-ins
Create with third-party instruments and effects.
Lesson 5: Installing Packs
Add new sounds and devices to your library with Ableton Packs.
Lesson 6: Saving your Sets
Learn the different options for saving your work in Live.
Navigating the interface
Lesson 1: Live’s user interface
Find your way around Session View, Arrangement View, and the Browser.
Lesson 2: Transport bar and Follow behavior
Use keyboard shortcuts for playback and follow behavior.
Lesson 3: Arrangement View
Get more familiar with Live's Arrangement View.
Lesson 4: Live's Mixer
Set the volume and stereo position of your tracks with the Mixer.
Lesson 5: Tracks
Understand the different types of tracks and how to use them.
Lesson 6: Live's Browser
Find what you need and organize your sounds in the Browser.
Lesson 7: Detail View
Explore the different tabs of Live’s Detail View.
Lesson 8: Session View
Discover the many creative possibilities of Session View.
Getting started with MIDI
Lesson 1: Setting up MIDI
Connect and configure your MIDI devices in Live.
Lesson 2: Recording MIDI
Learn how to record MIDI, plus loop and add to your clips.
Lesson 3: Capturing MIDI
Capture the MIDI you’ve just played.
Lesson 4: Quantizing MIDI
Correct the timing of notes you’ve recorded.
Lesson 5: Sequencing MIDI – part 1
Program and edit MIDI sequences.
Lesson 6: Sequencing MIDI – part 2
Learn more about working with MIDI clips.
Lesson 7: Editing MIDI clips
Edit your MIDI easily with these shortcuts.
Practice music theory and sound design principles with our interactive online lessons. No experience or equipment needed.