Don’t Panic! Ableton Live Explained in 37 minutes or less

For the past two years, every time I discovered something non-obvious about Ableton Live I jotted it down, and the result is this clip and the accompanying tips to be added in the November edition of my book – available on Patreon.

Ableton Live is an extremely powerful DAW and electronic music performance platform, but there are a few aspects of it that are far from intuitive. Hopefully this clip will help you make more of it!

Here’s a clip timeline:

0:00 Don’t panic!
0:55 Use two windows
2:20 Overview
5:00 Recording
7:50 From session to arrangment
10:20 Overdubbing
11:45 Clips & devices
13:10 Editing clips
13:40 Loop controls
15:25 Clip boxes
16:00 Clip tips
18:10 Warp explained
19:05 Follow actions
20:15 Automation
21:15 Draw envelopes
23:35 Record motion
24:40 Unlinking mods
25:15 VST automation
26:25 MIDI mapping
26:55 Important preferences
27:30 Audio configs
28:15 MIDI configs
29:55 Default set
31:00 Other settings
31:35 Capture
32:30 Misc features
35:20 Want more?

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