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Ableton Live, Beyond Music Production: The Masterclass

Step by step guidance through cutting edge music technology principles; for the music producer, the musician, the pro.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 37m
Language: English
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Ableton Live, Beyond Music Production: The Masterclass
Have you ever wondered how your favourite band/DJ or live performer puts on such amazing shows? How many times have you seen a live performer or DJ use the same tired setup at every event you go to?
Well this course will bring you on a journey to enlighten you to some of the most cutting edge technologies music has to offer and how to integrate them all into one cohesive unit. Whether you’re into music, visuals or lighting, you can learn to automate and perform each to create stunning audio visual masterpieces to take you from a bedroom performer to the club and stage of your choice!

This class is for anyone who:
•Makes or performs music
•Works in the field of audio engineering, lighting or projection
•Works in the field of Audio Visual Production
And who wants to learn:
The Essentials:
•How to network a variety of applications to produce synchronised outcomes in audio
•How to network across multiple machines to synchronise those apps
•How to create your own templates in TouchOSC to control said applications wired or wirelessly
•How each application is interconnected
•What audio protocols are and how they operate
•MIDI and MIDI Mapping
•Audio routing
•How lighting can be automated in Ableton Live
•What lighting protocols are and how they operate
•MIDI and MIDI Mapping
•How Resolume Arena works
•How to blend together multiple projectors
•How to use visuals on multiple screens
•What sync protocols are and how they operate
•MIDI and MIDI Mapping
•Audio routing and synchronisation
In this class we start with the very basics of Ableton and applications like RemixVideo and DMxis work all the way up to producing synchronised lighting shows and effects. I walk you through every step of the process, and explain my logic behind every decision I make. I’ll even walk you through a complete demonstration from beginning to end.

The goal of this class is for you to learn how to create stunning lighting effects for use in the home, venue, club or stage.

In this class I’ll be using Ableton Live and I’ve gone to great lengths to make sure this class is useful to everyone, no matter what your experience.

I’m best known for working with electronic music and corporate audio visual events, but I’ve designed this course to be useful to anyone who has interest in the topics discussed.

Topics Covered:
•Ableton Live: A Quick Overview

•Traktor Pro





•Resolume Arena



•Audio Networking

•Image Blending

•DMX: What Is It?

•DMX Addressing



•MIDI Mapping

•The IAC Driver

•Bonjour on the Mac OS System

•The IAC Driver

•The Audio MIDI Setup Tool

•And much, much more!

If you are ready to start making professional looking lighting shows, this is the class that will start you on that journey. Get started today.
David is a BSc Entertainment Systems and a greatly experienced instructor with over 2,000 students since launching his first course just this year.
** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music technology related lighting course available ANYWHERE on the market – or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.

Praise for Courses by David O’Leary:
⇢ “Looks like a lot of thought and preparation was put into this course. Very professional.” – M. Charles
⇢ “I’ve been in music production and DJ’ing for nearly 20 years and I haven’t seen anyone put together a course like this before. Granted you need some basic skills but thats not a problem for me. Great, great course. Will be implementing real soon” – S. Coonan
⇢ “The course looks amazing! The instructor is really knowledgeable, explains everything very well and the end results as demonstrated in the first lecture are stunning!!” – P. Smith
Who this course is for:
•Any and all music makers!
•Music Porducers
•Audio Visual Technicians
•Lighting Technicians
•Projection Technicians

You will learn

✓ Students will be able to integrate audio, visuals and lighting into one cohesive live performance
✓ How to automate audio, lighting and visuals so they work in unison
✓ Integration of multiple music technology related softwares and protocols
✓ How to network multiple computers to expand your performances
✓ Control visuals, lighting and audio one by one or automate everything!
✓ Route audio and MIDI between computer based and iOS based applications
✓ Keep all of your audio, visuals and lighting in sync even if you change tempo
✓ Integrate your performances with your friends and colleagues


• Students should be familiar with Ableton Live and routing of MIDI/Audio but this is not essential.
• Students should be comfortable using a mac/pc/handheld device.

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to move to the next level of DJing, live performance or music production

How much does the Ableton Live, Beyond Music Production: The Masterclass course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $18. So you save $3 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $20.4 of 293 Music Production courses. So this course is 27% cheaper than the average Music Production course on Udemy.

Does the Ableton Live, Beyond Music Production: The Masterclass course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Ableton Live, Beyond Music Production: The Masterclass has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Ableton Live, Beyond Music Production: The Masterclass course, but there is a $3 discount from the original price ($18). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is David O'Leary a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

David O’Leary has created 2 courses that got 48 reviews which are generally positive. David O’Leary has taught 5,588 students and received a 4.3 average review out of 48 reviews. Depending on the information available, David O’Leary is a TRUSTED instructor.
Audio Visual Specialist, Sound Engineer, DJ & Computer Geek!
**David is the author of courses such as “Audio, Visuals, Lights: The Live Performance Masterclass” and “Audio Routing for iOS and Mac Based Operating Systems”, which have been purchased by more than 5000 students in 39 languages in 143 countries.**
** He is a BSc in Entertainment Systems, a Sound Engineer, an Audio Visual Technician with over 20 years experience, an Audio Visual Consultant with multi-million audio visual installs to his name, a veteran DJ, drummer and a best selling music producer. He brings all this experience to bear upon his Udemy courses. **

David has worn many hats throughout his multi-faceted career in the audio industry including producer, songwriter, engineer, av consultant, technician, sound designer, DJ, multi-media artist, performer and entrepreneur. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, David performs audio visual performance pieces using hardware and software which he has designed, built, and programmed personally. When he’s not working as a solo artist, David is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Erra P, for which David is one of three producers.
David O’Leary is the founder, owner, CEO and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of The School of Sound. David has also worked as an Audio Visual Consultant for Fortune 500 companies, overseeing live events and audio visual installs with large scale budgets. To this day he still operates on the front lines in his native Ireland, running visuals, sound and lighting at large scale corporate events for multiple cutting edge technology companies who use Dublin as their European headquarters. His days are also spent working in the Technological University of The South East, advising on new and emerging technolgies, incorporating same into the educational requirements of the University.
David has a BSc in Entertainment Systems; a Diploma and multiple certifications in Music Technology & Sound Engineering. These lay alongside multiple educational awards from Extron, Infocomm, Dante, Pro Tools & Ableton in fields ranging from sound engineering, music composition, social media marketing, information technology, website design & IT networking.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 37m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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