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Suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings Ableton Live
Digital audio editors
Software synthesizers



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Ableton Live 8 Power! : The Comprehensive Guide by Jon Margulies
ML74.4.A23 M37 2010  Check Availability
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Ableton Live 8 Power! is the all-inclusive guide to making music with Ableton’s revolutionary live performance and studio software, Live 8. Written for all Live users, from digital audio beginners to seasoned pros, this book explores each fundamental skill from multiple levels of expertise.
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Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 : Create, Produce, Perform by Keith Robinson
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Learn how to create, produce and perform a whole new way; prepare to unlock the power of Live! In this brand new title for Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 users, author Keith Robinson details exactly what Abelton Live can deliver. The book is engineered to follow Live's non-linear music environment - the book look and feels like the program! Its unique format utilizes the terms and creative features of Live - tabs, keys, pointers, and labels.
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The Laptop DJ Handbook: Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer by Loretta Niebur
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DJs today are presented with a wealth of tools that allow them to perform and experiment in ways that were unimaginable 15 years a much lower cost. The number of options can be exciting but also confusing and overwhelming. Let this guide de-mystify the process.
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Live: Version 5 by Ableton
ML74 .L58 2005  Check Availability
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This book will give Live novices an insight into working methods that otherwise would take months to discover. For the most experienced user it promises a quick catch-up with Live 6's new developments (including complex new performance features, and long-awaited improvements and additions on the production side), and a new perspective on some of Live's more established features.
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Ableton Live Review : with Alumnus Ben "Encanti" Cantil presented by Berklee Media Lab
DVD 4488  Check Availability
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Ableton Live is a unique offering among digital audio workstations for music creation and production, widely used by musicians, DJ's, sound designers and producers. Ben Cantil, Berklee alumnus, speaks at length as to the Ableton interface, routing capabilities, warping, included plug-ins and MAX for Live. In particular, Ben devotes significant time to explain warping, discussing proper placement of warp markers, creative tempo manipulation and the various warping modes.
Boston Ableton Live User Group MC'ed presented by Andrew Hlynsky
DVD 4279  Check Availability
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Andrew Hlynsky attended Berklee College of Music, then worked for SoniVox, a virtual instrument company in Cambridge. He also DJs under the name Nanocannon. Andrew shows the audience how he uses the program, showing time warping, using autopan as a volume gate control, beat repeat, external plug ins like LiveCut and iDrum. He records a few guitar notes, making use of one of his favorite things about Live - the ability to use any external audio editor, and built a sample mapped patch in Kontakt 3. Stressing the importance of having control over your mix - using faders and EQ, he demonstrates Live's extensive and fluid MIDI-mapping capabilities.

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DJ JD & the Disco Fries on Remizing presented by Berklee Media Lab
DVD 4224  Check Availability
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DJ JD (Jason Dawson) and The Disco Fries (Danny "Danger" Boselovic and Nick "Piklz" Ditri) talk to Berklee students about DJ'ing in the real world. The session kicks off by delving right away into production techniques in both Logic and Ableton Live. Drawing upon relevant examples of their own music, The Disco Fries and DJ JD illustrate useful production tips and insightful advice on playing at clubs, getting gigs, and dealing with record labels. They emphasize creating your own "sound" rather than merely relying on presets all the time. As all three are graduates of Berklee, they also stress the importance of networking and staying in touch with classmates after entering the "real world."
MAX/MSP/JITTER Audio & Video Design presented by Seiya Matsumiya et al
DVD 4463  Check Availability
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Berklee Electronic Production and Design majors Seiya Matsumiya, Adam Schecter, Matt Centrella, Danny Piccione and Jinku Kim present some ideas for creating patches in MAX/MSP/JITTER. Seiya creates a random note generator and then a ring modulator which he uses to effect his voice run through a microphone. Adam shows a patch containing a step-sequencer which was uses to send MIDI into Reason to control a Subtractor synth. Matt talks about various methods of playing back audio samples and manipulating the playback through reverse, speed and pitch shifting.

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Ableton Live
Provides information on setting up and getting started with Ableton software. Provides additional resources and instructions for further help.

Producing Music with Ableton Live
Berklee's own online course dedicated to using and creating with Ableton.