Electronic Music Production Level I is the first of three courses in NoiseLab's beginner Music Production series in Ableton Live. The purpose of this first course is to teach you what a DAW is, why Ableton Live is a unique DAW, the difference between the Session View and Arrangement View, how to work with midi instruments and audio material, and much more.
In this course you'll develop a strong understanding of the program's interface and its many preference settings. Understand how to use Live's browser to quickly sample sounds in your tracks without having to spend time inefficiently searching your computer. NoiseLab will also discuss the build blocks of Live - clips. All musical elements in Live are contained in either audio or MIDI clips, so it is very important for you to understand what clips are, how they function, and how they can be used to create full compositions. Clips are the key to creating and capturing your ideas.
You'll also learn about import settings, clip launch quantization, clip envelopes and follow actions. NoiseLab will cover the basics of the drum rack, as well as basic MIDI clip editing, draw mode and automation. Then it will show you how to use MIDI and audio clips together in numerous ways and the usefulness of working with scenes.
Level II of this three-part series will cover basic music theory and composition techniques, and Level III will focus on EQ, effects, creative sampling techniques and export settings. After completing these three courses you’ll be able to combine all of these elements into making a song.