Ableton Live is the cross-platform software which has rocked the music world - gathering ardent fans in a way usually associated with performers rather than software. Musicians, DJs, remixers, composers, and producers alike have embraced Live, and it's fast becoming the universal software studio.
This book will give Live novices an insight into working methods that otherwise would take months to discover. For the more experienced user it promises a quick catch-up with Live's latest developments (including new software instruments, complex instrument and effects chains, the phenomenal audio slicing, and full video functionality), and a new perspective on some of Live's more established features.
The book does not duplicate the Live user manual, it expands upon it, and introduces creative concepts, workflow enhancements, and workrounds for common objectives and problems. It also includes interviews with high-profile Live users in a variety of musical genres, passing on their real-world experiences to you.
Although the Live interface is remarkably simple, there's a lot of power under the surface. This book will show you new ways to access that power.
Martin Delaney is a laptop musician, VJ, trainer, and video director. Ableton Live has been at the heart of his music work since its first release - for performance, recording, remixing, and production.