Optimizing Sound Quality In Ableton Live

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This is something I’ve had to keep under wraps for quite awhile now, and it’s something I’ve been pretty excited about.  A long time ago, in a galaxy…  well actually just a long time ago, I was contacted by DJ Vespers about a project he was working on.  His plan was to create a way of providing world-class Ableton training for rates that were more accessible for a wider range of producers.

While the plan was to release content only from Ableton-Certified Trainers, he asked if I would still be interested in doing a set of videos for the site.  I’ll admit, I was kind of hesitant.  I get a lot of people approaching me wanting to work on projects that sound too good to be true.  And I’m really trying to be 100% focused on my mastering business these days (big changes coming in a couple weeks!).

But the more we talked, the more I could see that he had a solid plan in place, and experience getting projects like this off the ground on the scale he was talking about. And with the core group of Certified Trainers he already had onboard (Jake Perrine, Isaac Cotec, Michael Maricle, amongst many others) I could see that this had real potential to be something important that I wanted to be a part of.

We talked over a few ideas, and in the end I decided that my first series of videos should be about something I’ve spent a great deal of time looking into, achieving the best sounding productions in Ableton Live.  Over and over I’ve seen even experienced producers miss some of these options, and then wonder why something in their song doesn’t sound right.

In the 4 videos I produced for Warp Academy, I quickly break down and explain all of the different places in Live where you might be inadvertantly hurting your audio quality without realizing it.  A detailed explanation of each of the videos is here:

http://www.warpacademy.com/tutorial-series/210-optimizing-sound-quality-in-live-2/

Warp Academy has a special $19/month membership fee going right now, and that gets you unlimited access to a LOT more content than just my videos.  Even if you don’t care about videos, I highly recommend you take a look at the site and see what’s on offer.  $19 to access all of that training (let’s be real, you could unsub after one month if you REALLY wanted) is a great value.  Hopefully some of you use this chance to really increase what you know about Ableton Live!

Expect to see a lot more about Warp Academy in the coming weeks, this is just a soft launch for friends and family 🙂  Ableton themselves are going to be promoting this heavily shortly, as there are now a LOT of Certified Trainers making content for the site.

  1. Mark02-06-2014

    This looks interesting – do you know if they’ll be touching on things outside of Live’s built in devices?

    • Tarekith02-06-2014

      That I don’t know. The basic concept is to be 100% Live focused, so I’m guessing that they won’t cover 3rd party plug ins if that’s what you mean.

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