Create a short MIDI sequence using audio clips and a drum beat, then use a technique called quantizing to automatically align all the elements to the same time and tempo.
Ableton Live 9 is uniquely powerful audio software, equally strong in helping you create, produce, and perform music. In this second, 68-minute class from audio engineer, musician, and producer Brian Jackson, you’ll learn the ins and outs of MIDI, the industry standard for connecting a wide range of musical instruments, devices, and computers. You’ll create melodies with a built-in or external keyboard, draw in drum beats, record MIDI sounds, and practice a technique called quantizing, which aligns a track's timing so it sounds steady and professional. No need for special musical knowledge: it’s a perfect class for producers, musicians, sound designers, and anyone interested in working with audio.
Ready to learn more? Check out all 4 classes in Brian's series:
Ableton Live I: The First Steps of Digital Music Production
Ableton Live II: MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
Ableton Live III: Shape Your Own Audio & Beats
Ableton Live IV: Finishing a Track