Ableton Tutorials

Ableton is the company that produces Ableton Live, the preferred music production software for the SonicTransfer program. Ableton tutorials are available all over SonicTransfer. Veteran electronic music producers have created several Ableton tutorials as part of the SonicTransfer Premium program. Ableton Live is available for PC & Mac OSX.

There are over 65 pages of Ableton Live-specific tutorials on SonicTransfer Premium.

Ableton Live Performance Art

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Ableton Live, Performance, Composition, Burning Man. Want your music played at Burning Man 2010? There is a new interactive video, music, and fire installation called Syzygryd that is taking Ableton Live music submissions. Get the Syzygryd Music Developers Kit.

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Q&A: How do I make professional sounding tracks?

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Professional Mixing Tricks, Vocal Recording, Vocal Stacks, Ableton Live, Compression. Want to know some great tips for improving your vocal recordings and mixes? Do you want to learn how to create thicker vocal recordings and better mixes? Then read on.
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Q&A: How do I send notes from a MIDI file into a VST instrument using Ableton Live?

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Ableton Help, Ableton FAQ, MIDI, VST Plugin. Having trouble using MIDI files with Ableton Live? Do you want to use a MIDI file you downloaded from the internet within Ableton Live? Then read on. For this lesson you will need:

  • Ableton Live 4.0 (or newer)

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Free Ableton Live Workflow Tools and Shortcuts

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Ableton Live, Free, Keyboard Shortcuts, Workflow, Tools, Automation. Microsoft Windows users can now expand their Ableton Live workflow tool set. Independent developers have released tools to add extremely useful shortcuts to Live. You should grab these tools if you’re running Windows and you want to develop and perform music as fast as possible using Ableton Live.

Also, if you want to pimp your keyboard for Live, check out these keyboard stickers.


Better Compression Using an Oscilloscope

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Compression, Mixing, Side Chain Compression, House, Tutorial, Oscilloscope. In the old days, mixing engineers would study the volume meters as they danced along the console. By playing back well-mixed songs, these early pioneers learned how to read proper song dynamics. This skill is invaluable when trying to understand and utilize compression. This article discusses a modern approach to developing the same talent cultivated in the old masters: the ability to create pleasing dynamic compression. For this tutorial you will need:

  1. A VST Host (Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, Digidesign Protools, etc.)
  2. S(m)execope VST/AU Oscilloscope. Download S(m)execope for Windows / Mac OS X.

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RTHM: Producer Spotlight

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House, Drum n Bass, Producers. These award-winning producers deserve a special notice here on SonicTransfer. As professional Ableton artists, RTHM’s music demonstrates an enormous range of production tricks. They have created tracks for such talent as Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, The Sound Republic, Joey Youngman, DJ Heather, and many more. All of this experience has made RTHM exceptional music producers.

SonicTransfer is lucky enough to have shared countless hours of studio time with RTHM, and many of their techniques can be found throughout this site. By following the SonicTransfer program, you learn the best production techniques used by professional electronic music producers. For more information on RTHM, click here visit the RTHM home page.


Building A Massive Kick Drum Using SonicTransfer DrumStack

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House, Trance, Hiphop, Drum n Bass, Kick Drum Tutorial. Electronic music productions require strong kick drums. Percussive elements provide the foundation for these music genres and you must master them if you want to produce quality songs. The best way to take control of your drums is to build them yourself. This tutorial will give you the tools and information necessary to reach this goal. For this lesson you will need:

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How To Make Music

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How To Make Music Using Computers. You decided that you want to make music. You want to be a producer. That’s great! There is no better time to start learning this rewarding artform. Here’s why:

  1. The tools have only recently become cheap enough for amatuers to achieve professional results.
  2. Technology is making completely new production techniques possible every day.
  3. The music industry is transforming so that more musicians are able to share the spotlight.
  4. It’s incredibly fun!

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Ableton Live Mixing: Better Volume Automation Using The Utility Plugin

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Ableton Live Tips on Volume Automation, the Utility Plugin, and Mixing. When creating your final mix of a song, it is very important that all of your tracks have the best possible volume levels. This means that you should always adjust the volume level of your tracks at each major change of your song. Additionally, in many songs you may want to fade a track in or out over time. Most producers will automate the track volume envelope to achieve these effects. However, there is much better way! This tutorial will make you a faster producer and will improve your mixing ability. To follow this lesson you will need:

  • Ableton Live

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How To Create A Drum Kit From A Synthesizer

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Creating a Synth Drum Kit Using A Free VST Synth & Ableton Live. Programming synth drums allows you the freedom to precisely design your drum frequencies and dynamics. However, it is easier to sequence drums using a drum machine rather than a bunch of synthesizers. This tutorial explains how to record the audio output of a synthesizer into a drum machine using Ableton Live. For this tutorial you will need:

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