Ableton Live 8 is the only solution designed for each stage of the musical process, from creation to production to performance.
The APC40 (Ableton Performance Controller) is a dedicated controller for Ableton Live, designed by the same engineering team responsible for Akai's iconic MPC range of products. This is a dream come true for the Ableton Live community and an exciting first step into the world of Ableton Live for new users.
The aim of this Masterclass is to quickly demonstrate how Ableton Live and the APC40 can be used to create original music in a recording studio or to perform on stage.
We appreciate that experienced musicians and producers might be sceptical about adopting a relatively new software, while beginners are confused by the sheer amount of choice and competing products available.
This Masterclasses the most effective way (both in terms of time and investment) to get to grips with the true potential of Ableton Live, whether it is used as an additional tool alongside another DAW, or as the core element of a mobile studio.
After attending this Masterclass...
> you can start working with a demo copy of Live straight away
> you will fully understand the one BIG difference between Live and any other software
> you will have a clear picture of what Live can do for your music, and you will be able to make the right decisions when it comes to investing your hard-earned cash.
(note: London School of Sound DOES NOT sell software or instruments and DOES NOT participate in referral schemes with music instrument retailers – our advice is solely based on extensive user experience and any recommendations are given on a case by case basis. In other words, it doesn't matter to us whether you buy equipment or not, it matters that you do what is right for you)
Using Live is all about developing a strategy. The software works, but how can you make it work for you?
Through our intensive sessions you will learn how it can be used effectively for a DJ set, or as a performance tool for a musician, or in a creative way to power randomly generated soundscapes for an exhibition, or alongside other equipment for arranging and composing.
We demonstrate how to set up templates to help you free your creativity, add excitement to a performance, and suggest the best way to map control devices to achieve all this.
And because we know that not everyone needs to be able to do everything to enjoy Live, we have split the course in two short modules of three days each.
The first one is about learning the interface inside-out and focuses on the live performance capabilities of the software (whether it's for a DJ set or for a new approach to playing an instrument) .
The second is for those that already know how to use the software but have no previous experience working in a studio, and it provides guidance and tips on how to make the best of all the resources of Live for music production.
You can take both courses, or just start from the first and see whether you actually need more, or go straight to the second if you have already followed every tutorial, read every page of the manual, and feel that your music is not still where you want it to be.