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19 Ableton Shortcuts You Should Know

As far as flexible DAWs go, Live just about takes the cake. As specialty controllers such as Novation's Launchpad and Ableton's own Push series have hit the market, taking control of this powerful DAW and its unique... Read more »

How to Automate Patches for Live Performances

Whether you're a guitarist, keyboard player, or other type of electronic musician, automating your gear to change presets along with your performance is a huge help. Mitch Gallagher shares expert advice on... Read more »

Practice, Prepping, and Rehearsal Tips presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/uNwgrZo_1Gw Will Doggett from MultiTracks.com talks with Jesus Culture about how they approach practicing, prepping, and rehearsing. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here:... Read more »

Ableton Releases Live 9.7 With New Features for Live 9 and Push Hardware

Ableton has released their eagerly awaited update to Live 9 and Push 2. Live 9.7 offers new Simpler Slicing modes (Beat, Region, Manual). As a consequence of the new Simpler features, Live Sets created with this... Read more »

Ableton Push 2 with Live 9.7 Update by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzPLEr2-brA Mitch Gallagher sits down with Ben Casey from Ableton to talk about Push 2 and Live 9.7. Push 2 introduces many excellent upgrades to the original hardware, such as a more... Read more »

Kenny Harris and Dan Pawlovich from Panic! at the Disco Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlwPHVI1JM Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio interviews Kenny Harris (guitar) and Dan Pawlovich (drummer) from Panic! at the Disco. They discuss the band, how they use Ableton Live... Read more »

Ableton Announces Upcoming Live 9.7

Ableton is previewing version 9.7 of the popular Live DAW software; the new version is in beta test stage and will be released later this year. They're telling us to look for big improvements to slicing, recording... Read more »

A New Level of Control for Ableton Live

Whether you're already familiar with Push or just getting into Ableton Live, the newly announced Push 2 control system for Live will enhance the way you create and perform electronic music. The original Push... Read more »

Ableton Release Live 9.5

Ableton has updated Live to version 9.5. Live 9.5 boasts new analog-modeled filters, new waveforms and metering displays, and new sampling capabilities. In addition to bug fixes and general enhancements, Live 9.5... Read more »

Ableton Push 2 Controller for Ableton Live Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe3yA3xp5WY Ben Casey from Ableton presents the Push 2 control surface for Ableton Live software. The Push 2 controller offers you a matrix of 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads... Read more »

Ableton Push 2 Controller for Ableton Live Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPDKbbot4pM Mitch Gallagher is joined by Ben Casey, Brand Manager and Certified Trainer from Ableton, to present the Push 2 control surface for Ableton Live. Ben explains the... Read more »

How to Use Ableton Live 9 with Pro Tools

Ableton Live 9 makes an ideal companion for Avid Pro Tools — for writing, loop production, creative effects, converting audio to MIDI, and much more. Getting the two pieces of software to communicate is easy... Read more »

Ableton Live 9.2 Arrives

Ableton has released version 9.2 of Live, which includes improvements for both Live itself as well as enhancements for Ableton's Push controller. Live 9.2 includes: Fully latency-compensated automationLower latency... Read more »

Sweetwater catches up with The Digital Age

The Digital Age visits with Sweetwater's Mitch Gallagher about their journey of songwriting, technology, and what they've been up to since the days of the David Crowder Band. https://youtu.be/tH1XUq0NJJw

How to Ratchet Notes in a Step Sequencer

Let's say you've set up your step sequencer to the tempo and the note division that you want. However as your song progresses, you find you want to add trills and note flurries that are shorter than the chosen... Read more »

Ableton releases Live 9.2 Public Beta

Ableton has released a free public beta of the latest update to their unique and highly successful DAW, Live. The Live 9.2 beta includes the following new features: The audio warping engine has been improved with... Read more »

Playing Keys while running MultiTracks

https://youtu.be/29aV9L_Rh3U In this video, Ian McIntosh shows how he decides between what to play Live on Keys and what to leave in the tracks in Ableton Live. You'll see how he has Ableton Live setup in Session... Read more »

Using Ableton Live and Reason on Stage

https://youtu.be/1E1AX9FTo8s In this video, Ian McIntosh shows how he uses Ableton Live and Reason on Stage with Jesus Culture. You'll see how using Ableton Live and Reason together gives him the power and... Read more »

DAW Software Buying Guide

How to Choose a DAW Program If you're reading this, odds are that you want to make music and are looking for the right tools to get the job done. Well, you're in luck! We're living in exciting times. If you look... Read more »

The Power of Layering Keyboard Patches

https://youtu.be/_6iNRXNQBaE In this video, Peter James shows how layering keyboard sounds can provide an effective way to build a song, and create more variety in your sounds. You'll see how he combines sounds in... Read more »

Syncing Two Computers Wirelessly

https://youtu.be/q4tAaCU2aVI In this video, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to Wirelessly Sync two Computers running Ableton Live. This is useful if you're using a tracks computer and a... Read more »

Connecting your Stage Computer to your Booth Computer

https://youtu.be/ws4dtEQtXqw In this video, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to connect your Computer on Stage to a Computer in the Booth. If you're interested in using your Ableton Computer... Read more »

Using Ableton Live to Automate your Production Elements

https://youtu.be/lGi15sHP88w In this video, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how you can use Ableton Live to Automate your Production Elements. You'll see how this is a viable solution even for... Read more »

MIDI Mapping with Playback Pro & Ableton Live

https://youtu.be/Ve5divv6HhA In this video, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to use a MIDI controller to control Playback Pro and Ableton Live. You'll see how easy it is to use your favorite... Read more »