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1.8 jan. Ableton live. Basics 1 recording

 

Introduction to the course and the participants.

- Time plan and organization of the course. (expecting more work at the start and end of the course)

- Exam. Form will be discussed later in the course and decided together with the participants.

 

The course musical aim.

What is the musical standard to be expected?

What is the music technology standard to be expected, and when?

 

What equipment are we going to use and how it’s connected?

- Repetition of how to connect a microphone (lessons in Bruksanvisning).

- Computer keyboard

- MIDI keyboard (later).

Using your own instrument, make/ record /perform a piece.

 

Lecture Page 1 Basic Ableton Live

- Input and output.

 Getting sound in and out. Record enable. Monitor (speaker) volume. Adjust GLM.

-Importing a drum loop.

-Tempo and how its effect a sound files (the drum loop).

-How edited sound files (based on a pulse/bars) are synchronized

- Audio recording

  Record enable

  Audio recording on a track(s) and how they are looped.

  Count in (or not)

  Meter and how it affects recording and looping.

  Make a loop shorter

 

Assignment.

Prepare a small piece to be performed live at the next lesson

Assignments have to include prerecorded material.

 

2. 15 jan

Ableton live. Basics 2

Half the group, group A, will play their assignment.

 

Studio Basics:

Studio regler.


Restart the computer

 

Set the latency to 64 samples!

 

Teacher lecture notes

 

- Using the Yamaha foot controller/MIDI assignment in Ableton live.
OBS! >OptionsPreferences>MIDI Sync.
Set Input MADI Midi Port 3 to Remote On

- The arrange window. Record in the arrange window.
 

- Change loop points.
 

- Using different pitch correction algorithms.

 

- Adding reverb.

 

- Using the Yamaha foot controller/MIDI assignment in Ableton live.

 How to program the FMC10 foot controller

 

- Setting up a performance template for your work.

 

This lessons subjects.
Read to next lesson:
- Session View.
Read Chapter 7 in the User Manual. (Help>Read Live Manual)
 

- MIDI controllers.

Read 23.2.1 Assigning MIDI Remote Control page 401 to 23.2.5


8.2.2 Sample Loop/Region and Display

- Loop Editing
Read 8.2.2 Sample Loop/Region and Display
 

Assignment.

- Prepare a small piece to be performed live at the next lesson. Use the Yamaha foot controller.

Assignments have to include prerecorded material.

- Live set to be delivered next lesson (3).

- Read the text above and Chapter 6

 

3. 27 jan

Ableton live. Individual lessons to be scheduled.

Teachers lecture notes.

 

- Exam. Information/discussion.

 

- Using 48khz as a standard for your work is not the way to go!
 Digital interface in our studio and, shortly how they work).

 

- Synchronization of two computers.

- MIDI clock.

Also read Chapter 24.1

- Re MOTE keyboard. Read Chapter 23.1
 

- Using the laptop in studio 2.
Laptop will be unavailable 23/2-2/3.


- Envelopes read 18.1 to 18.5.4 and filter delay effect read  ReMote keyboard.Read 23.1

 

- Tap tempo Read 9.1.2
 

- Saving and storage

Live Packing. Read Chapter 5.12


 

Assignment.

Prepare a small duet to be performed live at the next lesson.

Read chapter 5 to 5.2.3, 5.12 (very important information here) 5.13

23.1, 24.1 and

 

4. 5 feb

Ableton Live.

 

- Previous week assignment, hand in.

- Individual lessons next week
- Exsam


Launch Box

- Launching clip from MIDI .Velocity from MIDI Keyboard

- Legato Mode
- Follow Actions

 

View and Cross fader
 

Sends, Returns, Sends only and effects

 

Envelopes.
Using Volume envelopes

Using Pitch envelopes

Offset Sampel 18.2.4

Changing (and copying sounds clips with envelop setting maintained).

 

Warp Marker

 

Simpler

 

Assignment.

Prepare a small duet to be performed live at the next lesson.

 

See teachers notes for lecture 4, for what to read.

 

5. 12 feb

Using slots and record activities. Individual lessons to be scheduled.

- mixing bouncing tracks.

 

Assignment.

Prepare a small duet to be performed live at the next lesson.

There should be no prerecorded material.

 

6. Using MIDI and VST synths.

 

Effects, questions?

 

Preparing for the long break.

 

Semester work/concert to be discussed and “formed”.
The concert will be held 12/5 at 18.00 in the cantina.
Just before Håkon Thelins stipendiat concert (so there may be actual people there listening.....)


Before the 3/4
Send in your prepared :

 

1.The start of the piece

2. Rhythmical “thing”, the “thing with a pulse.

3 The “Float”.

3. The “Theme” variation”.

 

Send it to mats@matsclaesson.net. I will put it on the net for the rest to download.
http://www.matsc.net/ableton_lve.html (that is this page)
 

Student X send in “the theme” before 29/3

 

A/ a sound clip AND a midifile
All students do a sound variation (not the actual notes, just sound) on this “Theme)

 

All files will be downloadable from my site www.matsc.net yustgo to lessons and them Ableton Live

 

 

7. 23 april

Run trough off the subjects learned.
How this will be applied in the exam.

Subjects.

8. 28 april

Working with the exam.

Lecture subject to be announced.

Individual lessons

 

9.  7 may

Working with the exam.

Lecture subject to be announced.

Individual lessons

 

10. 14 may

Working with the exam.

 

Exam!