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Intro to Ableton Live

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In this video we’ll get familiar with Ableton Live’s interface. Live has a lot of functions we’ll continue to uncover throughout this course. If you’re already familiar with Ableton’s layout, feel free to skip ahead.

Live is composed of two views – the Arrangement view and Session view.

The Session view is great for organizing, composing, and performing multiple MIDI and audio “clips”. Session view is perfect for coming up with musical ideas, and later recording them into Arrangement view. It’s also commonly used for DJing and launching loops live on-stage.

Arrangement view is commonly used for recording tracks/ clips, and arranging their layout across the timeline. This view is similar to other music software such as Pro Tools, FL Studio, Logic, GarageBand, etc.

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