Ableton Live for Drummer full online course


This is my main course for beginners and intermediate users, you can buy it here!

I give you a full overview in the video below, or you can read the full sybalious under the video.

More then 50 Video-Tutorials (over 2 1/2h), 2 example sets, 30 days money-back-guarantee – just download Ableton Lives free trial (if you don’t have Ableton Live already) and start!

 

Course sybalious:
Module 1 – First steps with audio – sound card, recording and audio effects
01 audio connection
02 route soundcard in Ableton
03 Ableton basics and recordind Audio
04 audio effects

Module 2 –  First steps with Midi – connection, recording and editing
01 – Midi connection
02 Midi preferences
03 Midi notes basics and General Midi
04a Midi notes recording and editing
04b Midi notes recording – quantization
04c – Midi note recording – overdub

Module 3 – Midi effects
01- introduction Midi effects
02 Note Length
03 Pitch
04 Velocity
05 Scale
06 Random
07 Chord
08 Arpeggiator
09 combine and group Midi effects

Module 4 – Drumracks
01 Ableton Drumracks introduction
02 KJ Sawka Drumracks
03a edit Drumracks – import sounds
03b edit Drumracks – edit sounds
03c edit Drumracks – edit Midi in/out
03d edit Drumracks – implement audio effects
04a – example set Drumrack – introduction
04b – example set Drumrack – Sound 1 – ‚Bass Line‘
04c – example set Drumrack – Sound 2 – Chimes
04d- example set Drumrack – more sounds and midi effects
04e example set Drumracks – concepts and further preferences
05 Drumrack – Audio und Midi in Action (example)

Module 5 – Impulse
01 introduction and basics
02 Impulse specials

Module 6 Midi remote
01 Midi remote – preferences and audio effects
02 Midi remote- looping and live performance
03 – Midi remote – switch sounds/effects
04 – Midi remote – switch to next parts/scenes

Module 7 – create backing tracks and play-alongs
01 import and sync songs
02 warp algorithms
03 warp – tempo and time signature
04 edit tempo and time signature in scenes
05 backings in the arrangement view
06 switch tempo and time signature in arrangement
07 switch between songs in arrangement

Module 8 – count in, click track and routing
01 route metronom separately/’routing out‘
02 creating your own click
03 create count-in – ‚back to arrangement‘
04 create count-in – edit notes and lengths
05 set up count-in in the session view
06 count-in / click track touring

Module 9 – Drums to light
01 drums to lights – introduction
02 create virtual Midi bus
03 route virtual Midi in Ableton
04 sync outgoing Midi to lights
05 ‘Drums-2-Light’ – Midi Effekt Rack
06 external Midi control – vst/au and Midi CC
07 – comment about the teaching-tempo in this Module

 

Even more detailled course sybalius:

Module 1 – First steps with audio – sound card, recording and audio effects

01 Audio connection

In this lecture I will show you, how you can connect your e-drum to your computer.

keywords:
audio connection, soundcard, drum modul audio outs

content and exercise questions:

How do I connect my e-drum to my computer?

What is an audio connection?

How do I connect my e-drum to a sound card?

What leads / cables do I need to connect my e-drum to my sound card / computer?

How can I create an audio connection without an external sound card?

02 route soundcard in Ableton

In this lecture I will show you, where and which settings you need to change to make Ableton receiving the audio signal from your e-drum

keywords:
session view, choose soundcard, Ableton help view, Audio in / out menü

content and exercise questions:

How do I change from the ’session view‘ to the ‚arrangement view‘ and vice versa?

How do I select my external sound card?

How do I reduce the latency of the incoming audio signal?

Where do I find Abletons in build help-courses?

Who do I get the audio from my e-drum onto an audio track?

03 Ableton basics and recordind Audio

If Ableton is completely new for you, you can get some basic orientation In this lecture. After I gave you a quick overview I will show you, how you can record yourself drumming.

keywords:
info view, color marks, browser, arrangement and playback, recording in arrangement, count in for recording, metronome, time signature, temp, tab temp, loop, clip view

content and exercise questions:
What is and how do I open the info-view?

What colors are used to indicate on / off in Ableton?

What is and for what for is the browser?

What menu will you find in the browser?

Which function do you find in the arrangement control bar?

How do I start and stop a recording in the arrangement?

How do I change the count in for a recording?

How do I turn on and off the metronome?

How do I change my time signature?

How do I change my tempo / BPM?

How can I ‚tab in‘ my tempo / BPM?

What is special about a recording in the session view?

How do I start and stop a recording in the session view? / How do I record a clip?

How do I loop a recording?

What is the clip view?

How can I zoom in and out the clip view?

How do I change the volume of the metronome?

04 audio effects

In this lecture I will show you, how you can apply audio effects and how you can pick effect presets from Abletons library.

keywords:
audio effects, preferences, presets, hot-swap

content and exercise questions:

How do I pick audio effects and apply them to one track?

How do I turn audio effects on and off?

How are audio presets categorized?

How do I choose different presets for one audio effect?

How do I apply more then one effect to one track and what do I have to consider?

How do I group audio effects and how do I save them as presets?

Module 2 –  First steps with Midi – connection, recording and editing

01 – Midi connection

In this lecture I shortly explain you, why Midi is so exciting for us e-drummers. I will point out a few examples of what you can do with midi. Afterwards I will show you what cables, sockets and devices to use to create a midi connection between your e-drum and your computer.

keywords:

Midi, Midi to USB

content and exercise questions:

Why do I need Midi?

What can I do with a Midi connection?

How do I create a Midi connection?

Which options are there to create a Midi connection?

Which socket from my e-drum modul do I choose?

How does a midi cable look?

How do I connect my Midi, if I don’t have an external sound card, or if my sound card has no Midi-IN socket?

02 Midi preferences

In this lecture I will show you, how you get the Midi from your e-drum onto a Midi track in Ableton to be able to trigger drum samples inside of Ableton.

keywords:
Midi prefernces, Midi track in indicator, Midi track, drum samples

content and exercise questions:

How do I activate my Midi input / midi interface?

Where do I find the midi menu in the preferences?

How can I check, if my Midi connection is working?

How do I create a Midi track?

How do I arm a Midi track?

Where do I find the drum samples in the browser?

How do I pick drum samples and sounds in Ableton?

How can I trigger drum samples in Ableton with my e-drum?

03 Midi notes basics and General Midi

In this lecture I will show you, what Midi commands are sent by your e-drum and explain you a little bit about the General Midi standard.

keywords:
General Midi (GM), Midi notes, velocity

content and exercise questions:

What Midi information is being sent by your e-drum to Ableton?

What is ‚General Midi‘ and for what is it good?

Where can you find mor info about the General Midi (GM) standard?

04a Midi notes recording and editing

In this lecture I will show you, how you can record Midi notes, how you can create and edit Midi notes and their velocity with your computer mouse.

keywords:
record midi notes, edit Midi notes, midi note velocity, draw mode

content and exercise questions:

How do I record Midi notes in the arrangement view?

How do I record Midi notes in the session view?

What does my Midi notes look like?

How can I edit Midi notes in my clip view / note editor?

How do I delete and create notes with my computer mouse?

How do I change the background grid?

How can I listen to the notes while I am editing?

How can I change the velocity of the Midi notes?

How do I activate the pen-tool / draw-mode?

What use has the pen-tool / draw-mode?

04b Midi notes recording – quantization

In this lecture I will show you, what quantization of Midi notes means. I will show you first, how you can quantize after a recording and then how you can quantize during a recording.

keywords:
quantization, recording quatization

content and exercise questions:

How do I select multiple notes?

How do I get to the quantization menu?

What does quantization mean?

How and what for can I use the quantize intensity?

How do I turn on the record-quantization?

How do I choose a (note) value for the quantization?

04c – Midi note recording – overdub
In this lecture I will show you, how you can create an empty Midi clip, to have more freedom while recording e.g. if you want to record and overdub loops in a live performance.

keywords:
empty Midi clip, overdub

content and exercise questions:

How can I create an empty Midi clip?

How does overdubbing with Midi work?

Which opportunities do I get with Midi overdubbing?
Module 3 – Midi effects

01- introduction Midi effects

In this lecture I will show you, why the Midi effects are so important for us E-drummers

keywords:
Midi effects, change Midi notes live

content and exercise questions:

Why are mMidi effects so important for e-drummer?

What are the advantages of Abletons Midi effects compared to presets / changes in a drum modul?

02 Note Length

In this lecture I will show you, how you can change the lengths of the Midi notes, which are getting send by your e-drum and how you can set them to a certain note value

keywords:
note lengths

content and exercise questions:

How can I make notes longer?

How can I set notes to a certain note value (e.g. quarter notes, eight notes)?

How does this interact with my master tempo / BPM?

How can I adjust the note length in really fine detail?

03 Pitch

In this lecture I will show you, how you can change the pitch of the Midi Notes being send by your e-drum.

keywords:
pitch

content and exercise questions:

How can I change the pitch of my pads / triggers of my e-drum?

What means ’st‘ in the Pitch effect`

How can I isolate the range of notes which should be pitched?

04 Velocity

In this lecture I will show you, how you can change the velocity of your incoming Midi notes / hits on your e-drum: louder and more quite, set it to a certain velocity or for example filter unwanted notes

keywords:
Velocity

content and exercise questions:

How can I set all Midi notes to a pre-defined range of velocity?

How can I increase the velocity of Midi notes?

How can I decrease the velocity of Midi notes?

How can I filter out not wanted / really quiet Midi notes?

How can I filter out not wanted / really loud Midi notes?

How can I set Midi notes with a different velocity to a fixed velocity?

05 Scale

In this lecture I will show you, how you can play (harmonic) scales with your e-drum and how you can create your own scales and filter out notes.

keywords:

scales, filter notes

content and exercise questions:

How can I set my e-drum to cetrain scales?

How can I change the root note of scales?

How can I set the range of notes, which should be effected by the Scaler?

How does the Scaler work in depth / How are the notes being transposed?

How can I create my own scales?

How can I filter out notes?

06 Random
In this lecture I will show you, how you can play / create different Midi notes / sequence with only one pad / trigger.

keywords:
random notes

content and exercise questions:

How can I play a sequence of notes with only one pad?

How do I edit a sequence?
07 Chord
In this lecture I will show you, how you can play chords with one trigger / pad.
keywords:
chords

content and exercise questions:

How do I play chords with one pad / trigger?

How do I create a major chord?

How do I change the volume of every single note, which is added by the Chord effect?

08 Arpeggiator
In this lecture I will show you, how you can use the Arpeggiator to play tone sequences with one pad.

keywords:

Arpeggiator
content and exercise questions:

How can I play a sequence of notes with only one pad?

How do I edit the note length of my notes of this sequence?

Why do e-drummers (in most cases) will have to use a Note Length effect with the Arpeggiator to make it work?

How do I edit the repeat mode of my tone sequence?

09 combine and group Midi effects

In this lecture I will show you, how you can apply multiple Midi effects, how you can group these effects and how to save them as presets.

keywords:

midi effect racks, group midi effects

content and exercise questions:

How do I apply more then one effect onto one Midi track?

How do I group Midi effects?

How do I create a Midi effect rack?

How do I save a Midi effect (rack) preset?

Module 4 – Drumracks
01 Ableton Drumracks introduction
In this lecture I will introduce you to Ableton drumracks, I will show you how you can easily pick and play Ableton presets.

keywords:
Drumrack

content and exercise questions:

What are drumracks?

Where do I find the drumrack presets?

How can I pre-listen to drumrack presets?

How do I pick a drumrack preset?

How do I select my Midi from my e-drum only to one track?

02 KJ Sawka Drumracks
In this lecture I introduce you to very exciting and free presets from KJ Sawka, and show you where to get them.

content and exercise questions:

Who is KJ Sawka?

How do I get the KJ Sawka kits?

Why is sometimes one pad generating more then one Midi note?

Why do sometimes not always all pads playing a sample?

03a edit Drumracks – import sounds
In this lecture I will show you, how you can find out, which Midi notes are being send by your e-drum, and how you can add samples and sounds.

keywords:

Drumrack, one-shot sample, auto select, import samples, import sounds

content and exercise questions:

How do I open an empty drumrack?

How does the drumrack shows me, which Midi note is being send from my e-drum?

How do I import a sample into a drumrack?

How can I pre-listen to samples in the browser?

How do I apply a sample e.g. to my kick pad?

What means ‚one shot‘ sample?

How do I get the field (auto) selected, which I was triggering last?

03b edit Drumracks – edit sounds
In this lecture I will show you, how imported samples will be represented and how you can edit volumes and pan in a clear way.
keywords:

edit volume, Simpler, chain view

content and exercise questions:

Which ‚instrument‘ / device will be used by default if you drag n drop samples into a drumrack?

How do I change the volume of each sample?

How do I open the chain view?

How do I edit the pan of each sample?

How can I swap samples easily?

03c edit Drumracks – edit Midi in/out
In this lecture I will show you, I will show you how you can change and swap samples and how to change the pitch of midi notes inside the drumrack

keywords:

Drumrack, Midi I/O, swap samples, GM Midi, choke, transpose Midi notes

content and exercise questions:

How do I get to the Midi I/O (in and out) menu?

How can I change and swap samples?

Where do I find a General Midi (GM) map?

How can I transpose Midi notes coming from my e-drum in the drumrack?

What can I use the ‚choke‘ for?

03d edit Drumracks – implement audio effects
In this lecture I will show you, how you can implement audio effects on single and multiple samples. I will introduce you to the return / send function of the drumrack

keywords:

drumrack, effect chains, audio effect, return and send menu

content and exercise questions:

How can I implement audio effects to single and multiple samples?

How do I open and close the instrument / device view?

How can I implement an audio effect to all samples, but choose how strong it will effect each sample individually?

How do I open the return and send view in the drumrack?

04a – example set Drumrack – introduction
In this lecture I will introduce to the example set, which you can download in this course and try out for yourself.

keywords:

KJ Sawka, example set, Ableton set

content and exercise questions:

How can I mute sounds and samples in the drumrack?

Is an e-drum pad always sending out the same Midi note?

04b – example set Drumrack – Sound 1 – ‚Bass Line‘
In this lecture I will show you, how you can play a bass line, a sequence of notes with a bass sound with your e-drum kick pad.

keywords:
Drumrack, bass line, Red Alert, Random, Note Length
content and exercise questions:

How do I add an ‚Instrument‘ ( – device) to a drumrack?

How do I make a Midi note longer?

How can I play a bass line with just one pad?

04c – example set Drumrack – Sound 2 – Chimes
In this lecture I will show you, how you can play a chimes sound with a (cymbal) pad.

keywords:

Drumrack, Chimes Finger Down, Ableton instruments

content and exercise questions:

How do I navigate in the drumrack?

How do I add a chimes sound to my cymbal pad?

04d- example set Drumrack – more sounds and midi effects
In this lecture I will show you more chains of midi effects and sounds, which I created in the example-drumrack, to give you an idea what else is possible.

keywords:
Drumrack , Midi effect chain, midi effect, Chord, Pitch, Note Length, Scale, 10 Saws Leas, Analog,
content and exercise questions:

How do I create and work with complex Midi effect chains?

04e example set Drumracks – concepts and further preferences
In this lecture I will explain to you, why it is important to have a clear concept when you create drumracks and Ableton sets, and in which way it would make sense to edit sounds, audio and Midi effects.
keywords:

Drumrack, audio and midi design

content and exercise questions:

What do I have to consider, when I am create my own drumrack presets?

What do I have to consider, when I want to achieve a ‚good‘ and balanced sound?

05 Drumrack – Audio und Midi in Action (example)
In this lecture I will show you, how the example set sounds being played.
Module 5 – Impulse
01 introduction and basics

In this lecture I will introduce you to the other drum sampler of Ableton called Impulse and show you the options of editing it will give you. Because the Impulse will only work with certain note values (C3 to C4 in C major), I created a plug-in, which will easily pitch/retune the midi notes coming from your e-drum.

You can get this free plug-in here:
download link  E-Drum to Impulse – Pitcher

Tutorial on how to install and how to use

keywords:
Impulse, one-shot samples

content and exercise questions:

How many samples can I import into the Impulse?

What and how can I edit the samples individually?

What and how can I edit the samples at once?

Which Midi notes are being received by the Impulse?

How can I trigger the fields of the Impulse with my e-drum?

02 Impulse specials
In this lecture I will show you, which (special) functions and effects can be edited in the Impulse. I will demonstrate how you can control the pitch, stretch, pan and filter with the velocity of your hits on your e-drum pads.
keywords:

Impulse, control through velocity, flter, pan, random, stretch, transpose

content and exercise questions:

How can a sample being pitched randomly?

How can I control the pitch through the velocity of my hits?

How can I control the stretch through the velocity of my hits?

How can I effect the filter through the velocity of my hits?

How can I the filter being applied randomly?

How can I effect the pan in similar ways?

Module 6 Midi remote

01 Midi remote – preferences and audio effects

In this lecture I will show you, how you can remote control things in Ableton with your e-drum /with hits on your e-drum.

keywords:
Midi mapping, Midi preferences, Midi remote

content and exercise questions:

How can I switch audio effects on/off by hitting on an e-pad?

How do I activate the ‚Midi remote‘ access for the Midi notes being send by my e-drum?

How do I get to the Midi-Mapping-Menu?

How do I sync a pad / trigger of my e-drum to a certain function in Ableton?

02 Midi remote- looping and live performance

In this lecture I will show you, how you can loop yourself whilst playing live on your e-drum and how you can control (start and endpoint) the looping with on pad / trigger of your e-drum.

keywords:
Midi mapping, metronome, live looping

content and exercise questions:

How do I set up Midi remote with m e-drum in Ableton?

How can I loop myself with my e-drum?

How can I control the starting end ending point of my loop by hitting an e-pad?

In what way can I use e-pads as a remote for selecting different sounds?

03 – Midi remote – switch sounds/effects

In this lecture I will show you, how you can switch between sounds and tracks in Ableton with only one hit on an e-drum pad.

keywords:
switch sounds, select sounds, switch tracks, select tracks

content and exercise questions:

How can I switch between sounds using one hit on my e-drum?

How can I use more then one drumrack preset in one set?

04 – Midi remote – switch to next parts/scenes

In this lecture I will show you, how you can the start the next part (scene) of an Ableton set by hitting an e-drum pad, in other words – how you can control a whole arrangement live with your e-drum

keywords:

switch to next scene, switch to next part jamming

content and exercise questions:

How can I switch with my e-drum to the next part / scene?

How can I ‚jam‘ through an Ableton set / arrangement.

Module 7 – create backing tracks and play-alongs

01 import and sync songs
In this lecture I will show you, how you can import and edit songs into an Ableton set to use them as backing tracks or play-alongs.

keywords:

backing track, play-along

content and exercise questions:

How can I create backing tracks / play alongs?

How can I import songs in to Ableton?

How do I analyze the tempo / BPM of a song?

What does ‚WARP‘ mean?

How do I change the BPM / tempo of a songs?

02 warp algorithms

In this lecture I will show you, how you can pick the different warp algorithm and give you an recommendation which one to use for backing tracks.

keywords:

warp, warping, warp algorithm, complex, complex pro

content and exercise questions:

Which warp algorithm should I pick for backing tracks / play-alongs?

Where and how do I pick warp algorithms?

03 warp – tempo and time signature

In this lecture I will show you, how you can select different BPMs and time signatures for imported songs.

keywords:

scenes, time signature, BPM, tempo

content and exercise questions:

How do I select different time signatures?

How do I warp / analyze a song?

How do I select the BPM / tempo for a song?

04 edit tempo and time signature in scenes

In this lecture I will show you, how you can edit and define the tempo / BPM and the time signature for imported songs in the scene view, so that they will be played back in the right BPM.

keywords:

scenes, time signature, BPM, tempo

content and exercise questions:

How can I select and define different BPMs and time signatures to songs?

How can I edit and define different BPMs and time signatures in scenes?

05 backings in the arrangement view

In this lecture I will show you, how you can import and analyze songs in Abletons arrangement view.

keywords:

arrangement, time signature, BPM, tempo

content and exercise questions:

How do I import songs into the arrangement view?

How can I zoom in / out in the arrangement view?

How can I save the ‚WARP‘ information / data from songs (audio files), which I have already analyzed?

Where can I change the time signature inside a song / audio clip?

06 switch tempo and time signature in arrangement

In this lecture I will show you, how you can create ‚locators‘ in the arrangement view, to keep a clear overview to be able to switch between songs. Further I will show you how you can edit the BPM and the time signature in the arrangement view.

keywords:

arrangement, switch time signature, change tempo

content and exercise questions:

How can I create locators?

How can I name a locator?

How can I switch to another song, whilst a song is playing?

How can I create a time signature change?

How can I edit a change of the tempo / BPM?

Where do I define the Master-Tempo?
07 switch between songs in arrangement
In this lecture I will show you, how you can switch between songs (in arrangement and session view) with external midi hardware, e.g. your e-drum.

keywords:

Midi menu, midi sync, key menu

content and exercise questions:

How can I select and switch between songs with external midi hardware?

How can I select and switch between songs with my computer keyboard?

How do I open the key (sync) menu?

Module 8 – count in, click track and routing

01 route metronom separately/’routing out‘

In this lecture I will show you, how you can route the metronom / click separat to your monitor, e.g. to your headphones.

keywords:

routing, route out, cue out, external out

content and exercise questions:

How can I route the metronom only to my monitor / headphones?

How do I edit my sound card for the audio out (channels)?

How do I pick the channels to which my master (audio) outs will be send?

Where and what is the ‚CUE OUT‘ menu?

How do I send the metronome to certain audio out channels?

02 creating your own click

In this lecture I will show you, how you can create a metronome on your own with a sound you prefer.
keywords:
click track, count in, fold function, midi clip

content and exercise questions:

How can I create a metronome with a different sound?

How can I create a midi track?

How do I pick a sound for my metronome?

How do I create an empty Midi track?

How do I set all unused rows of the piano roll to invisible?

03 create count-in – ‚back to arrangement‘
In this lecture I will show you, how you can re-activate the clips in the session view by using the ‚Back-To-Arrangement‘ function.

keywords:
back to arrangement,

content and exercise questions:
How can I drag and drop a clip from the session view to the arrangement view?
What functionality has the back-to-arrangement button?

04 create count-in – edit notes and lengths
In this lecture I will show you, how you can create a count-in in the arrangement view.

keywords:

count in, consolidate

content and exercise questions:

How can edit the length of a metronome / click track / loop?

How can I consolidate a clip?

05 set up count-in in the session view

In this lecture I will show you, how you can change the starting point from a song, so that you are able to insert a count in

keywords:
sample box, start, starting point

content and exercise questions:
Where and how do I change the starting point of an audio clip?

06 count-in / click track touring

In this lecture I will show you, how you can send your metronome / click tracks audio to your monitor.

keywords:
I/O menu, external out, routing

content and exercise questions:

How do I send my click-tracks audio to my monitor?

Module 9 – Drums to light

01 drums to lights – introduction
In this lecture I will give you a brief overview about the DMXis software, which I will use for this modul of the course. I will show you only the basic functionality with one LED light.

keywords:
DMX, DMXis, USB to DMX, LED RGB

content and exercise questions:

How does the DMXis software work?

02 create virtual Midi bus
In this lecture I will show you, how you can create a virtual midi port / midi bus on a mac, and how to activate it in Ableton and DMXis

keywords:
midi bus, midi port, audio midi setup, IAC-Driver

content and exercise questions:

Where can I set up and control my midi ports / midi bus on a mac?

How do I get to the ‚Audio Midi Setup‘?

How do I create a new Midi port / bus ?

How do I activate a Midi port / bus in Ableton?

How do I activate a Midi port / bus in DMXis?

03 route virtual Midi in Ableton

In this lecture I will show you, how you can receive the midi from your e-drum in Ableton, and then forward it a 2nd software.

keywords:
Midi I/O menu,

content and exercise questions:

How do I create a Midi track?

How do I select an input for a Midi track?

How do I select an output for a Midi track?

04 sync outgoing Midi to lights
In this lecture I will show you, how you can create multiple notes with just one e-drum pad and how to synchronize them with an external software, plus how you can change the velocity in Ableton, to create different colors.

keywords:

Midi sync, Chord, Velocity

content and exercise questions:

How can I control multiple faders in DMXis / multiple colors with one e-drum pad?

How do I synchronize more faders / colors of my led light to midi notes?

Which information (of my Midi notes) is controlling the peak of the DMXis faders, means the strengths of the colors?

How can I change the velocity of the notes, which are triggering the DMXis faders / color of my lights?

05 ‘Drums-2-Light’ – Midi Effekt Rack
In this lecture I will introduce you to the ‚Drums2Light‘ Midi effect rack and will show you how to use it.

The ‚Drums2Light‘ Midi effect rack is attached to this lecture – you can download it by clocking on it.

keywords:
Drums 2 Light, Midi effect rack

content and exercise questions:

How doe the ‚Drums2Light‘ effect rack work?

What is controlling the strength of the led light / colours?

How can I amplify the light when I am playing quiet on my e-drum?

How can I reduce the light when I am playing loud on my e-drum?

06 external Midi control – vst/au and Midi CC
In this lecture I will show you how you can open external software as VST / AU Units inside of Ableton for being able to control parameters (e.g. led lights). Further I will demonstrate, how you can as well use Midi CC (control change) automations of a Midi clip to control for example the color red of a led dmx light.

keywords:

VST, AU, Midi CC, automation, configure

content and exercise questions:

How do I open VST and AU in Ableton?

How can I create control-faders for certain parameters of my VST / AU in Ableton?

How can I write/edit Midi CC in a Midi clip?

How do I open the envelope view of a Midi clip?

07 – comment about the teaching-tempo in this Module
In this lecture I will explain to you, that the teaching tempo in this module was more for advanced users and distinguishes from the other modules.