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Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8

Book Description

Learn how to create, produce and perform a whole new way; prepare to unlock the power of Live. This book and DVD combination shows, if you get it right, exactly what Ableton Live can deliver.

Engineered to follow Lives non linear music environment the book looks and feels like the program, its unique format utilizes the terms and creative features of Live- tabs, keys, pointers, and labels to learn the littlest things that make the biggest difference.

Packed with professional testimonials, concepts, definitions, hundred of tips and tricks and hidden features the book covers the software's nuts and bolts and creative technique to create, produce, perform and make music on the fly.

The accompanying DVD contains ?Live sets? and web pointer information to sync and download as well as interviews, further hints and tips and video

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Scene 1 Ableton Live 8: Create, Produce, Perform
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Approaching Live in three intuitive ways
    3. 1.3 Immersing yourself in Live
    4. 1.4 How to use this book!
    5. 1.5 Taking advantage of Hot Tips
  9. Scene 2 Overview: Live 8, Suite 8
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 The concept
    3. 2.3 Important preference tweaks!
    4. 2.4 The Live Browser
  10. Scene 3 The Quick Way to Start Making Music!
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Starting a project
    3. 3.3 Audio in Live
    4. 3.4 MIDI in Live
    5. 3.5 Essential operations and tasks
    6. 3.6 Performance to arrangement
    7. 3.7 Finishing your work
  11. Scene 4 Global Record: Capturing Arrangements on the Fly
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 The Global Record concept
    3. 4.3 Music on the fly
    4. 4.4 User interfacing: two parallel worlds
    5. 4.5 The linear approach
    6. 4.6 The nonlinear approach
  12. Scene 5 Arrangement View Concepts
    1. 5.1 Musical timeline
    2. 5.2 Layout
    3. 5.3 Navigating
    4. 5.4 The Arrangement View
    5. 5.5 Working with automation
    6. 5.6 Arranging concepts
  13. Scene 6 Session View Concepts
    1. 6.1 Real-time “launching base”
    2. 6.2 Layout
    3. 6.3 Clips
    4. 6.4 Tracks versus Scenes
    5. 6.5 Track Status Display
    6. 6.6 Working in Session View
    7. 6.7 Sessions into Arrangements
    8. 6.8 Musical concepts
  14. Scene 7 Clips
    1. 7.1 Musical building blocks
    2. 7.2 Clip View
    3. 7.3 Clip Box
    4. 7.4 Launch Box
    5. 7.5 Sample Box
    6. 7.6 Notes Box
    7. 7.7 MIDI Note Editor
    8. 7.8 Envelope Box
    9. 7.9 Envelope Editor
    10. 7.10 Musical concepts
  15. Scene 8 Groove
    1. 8.1 Introduction to groove
    2. 8.2 Grooves
    3. 8.3 Groove Pool
    4. 8.4 Commit groove
    5. 8.5 Extract groove
    6. 8.6 Musical concepts
  16. Scene 9 Recording
    1. 9.1 Recording MIDI clips
    2. 9.2 MIDI overdub recording
    3. 9.3 Freezing and converting MIDI clips into audio clips
    4. 9.4 Recording audio clips
    5. 9.5 Exporting and printing
    6. 9.6 Musical concepts
  17. Scene 10 Working with Scenes
    1. 10.1 Musical foundation and structure
    2. 10.2 Scene launch preferences
    3. 10.3 Tempo and time
    4. 10.4 Capture and Insert Scenes
    5. 10.5 Musical concepts
  18. Scene 11 Grouping Tracks
    1. 11.1 Group Tracks
    2. 11.2 Launching Group clips
    3. 11.3 Mixing concepts
    4. 11.4 Musical concepts
  19. Scene 12 Controlling Your Universe
    1. 12.1 Remote Control
    2. 12.2 MIDI Mapping
    3. 12.3 Key Mapping
    4. 12.4 The Relative Session Mapping Strip
    5. 12.5 Mapping Browser
    6. 12.6 Musical control
  20. Scene 13 Warping Your Mind!
    1. 13.1 Elastic time
    2. 13.2 Warp Modes
    3. 13.3 Warping samples
    4. 13.4 Musical concepts
  21. Scene 14 Loops, Slicing, and More Looping
    1. 14.1 Loops demystified
    2. 14.2 REX loops
    3. 14.3 Slice to new MIDI track
    4. 14.4 Working with loops
    5. 14.5 Looping in the Arrangement View
    6. 14.6 Loops with Unlinked Clip Envelopes
    7. 14.7 Looping concepts
  22. Scene 15 Instruments and Effects
    1. 15.1 Introduction to Live Devices
    2. 15.2 Working with Live Devices
    3. 15.3 Live 8 Instrument basics
    4. 15.4 MIDI effects
    5. 15.5 Audio effects
    6. 15.6 Device chains
    7. 15.7 Plug-in devices
    8. 15.8 External (MIDI) Instruments
    9. 15.9 Working with devices
  23. Scene 16 Device Racks
    1. 16.1 Introduction to Racks
    2. 16.2 Rack interface and layout
    3. 16.3 Drum Racks
    4. 16.4 Creating Device Racks
    5. 16.5 Racks in Session View
    6. 16.6 Working with Racks
  24. Scene 17 Suite 8
    1. 17.1 Overview of Suite 8
  25. Scene 18 Video with Live 8
    1. 18.1 The possibilities of video with Live 8
    2. 18.2 Working with video
    3. 18.3 Video clips
    4. 18.4 Synchronizing music with video
    5. 18.5 Aligning video clips on the track display
  26. Index