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Try the concepts as they are explained:

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0:00 | Welcome to this Course
01:12  | Introduction to Ableton Live 11 Interface + The Different Views
09:22  | Create a Beat Using Clips
18:42  | Basic Track Controls
21:36  | Starting a New Set and Changing the Tempo
24:33  | Audio Tracks
29:00  | MIDI Tracks
35:02  | The Computer MIDI Keyboard
37:37  | Setting up a MIDI Controller
43:25 | Writing MIDI - The Basics
52:13 | Scale Feature
55:18 | Velocity
1:00:22 | Recording MIDI
1:07:20 | Grid Settings
1:10:24 | Quantizing
1:19:39 | Saving your Set
1:20:08 | Writing Drums - The Draw Tool
1:26:09 | Editing MIDI - Adding Variation
1:30:17 | Legato Feature
1:31:43 | Organizing your Set
1:35:59 | Global Quantization Menu
1:41:39 | Recording Audio - Settings
1:44:28 | Recording Audio
1:51:29 | Audio Editing - The Basics
1:55:27 | Audio Editing - Quantizing 
2:01:54 | Recording Clips into the Arrangement View
2:09:01 | Moving Clips into the Arrangement View
2:11:19 | Editing Features in the Arrangement View
2:23:28 | Audio Editing Features in the Arrangement View
2:31:06 | Exporting
2:33:48 | Thank you for Watching and  
Ableton File Types

.Als - Ableton Live Set 
This one you'll encounter first as it's the file that you're working on in Ableton Live when you're producing your tracks. It's what you get when you press save. It contains the layout of a set, such as tracks, devices and clips. This file type is also used for the template sets

.Alp - Ableton Live Pack 
Ableton Live Packs can be downloaded or purchased from Ableton's website, like the Factory Packs. These are self-installing. Most of the packs from other providers are packed Live Sets that you can create yourself with Live's File Manager

.Asd - Ableton Analysis File 
This file type is created whenever you import an audio file into Ableton Live and it contains specific information about analysed audio data like the warp marker positions, pitch, automatic tempo detection, ensuring the optimal stretching quality and a fast display of the waveform. When you save clip settings with the Save button under Clip View of a clip, these are stored in the .asd file as well

.Adg - Ableton Device Rack Preset
This is the file type for all the different rack presets in Ableton Live that you can find in the browser. All the four rack types use this file ending, Instrument Racks, Drum Racks as well as Audio and MIDI Effect. So if you save a rack, it will be saved as an .adg file

.Adv - Ableton Device Preset
Individual device presets have the file ending .adv. So this goes for all presets of MIDI instruments, audio effects and MIDI affects you encounter in Live's browser. Saving any presets yourself also results in an .adv file

.Alc - Ableton Live Clip
These are files that save all the clip and envelope settings of an audio or MIDI clip in Live as well as the original track’s devices. While the MIDI data is stored within the .alc, audio Live Clips only contain references to the original sample rather than the audio data itself. This means they're very small

.Agr - Ableton Groove File
The timing and “feel” of a clip in Ableton Live can be changed with so called grooves. The ones shipped with Live can be found in the Groove Pool. They also have their own file type which is .agr, because they can be extracted from clips and saved for later use

.Ams = Ableton Meta Sound
If you have Operator, then you can create your own waveforms with the synth through micro-tonal, additive synthesis. These are stored in the .ams file format


Know these!
  • ​Tracks
    • Track Controls Mute – Solo – Record  - volume and panning
  • Arrangement Window
  • Regions
  • Time Rulers – Measures/Seconds
  • Transport Controls – move audio
  • Playhead
  • Instrument Tracks (MIDI)
  • Virtual Instruments – synthesizers
  • Audio Tracks – inputs and outputs
  • Mixer
  • MIDI Piano Roll/ Clip View
  • Metronome
  • BPM
  • Plugins – Effect Processors – (AU, VST Reverb-Compressors – Delays etc.)
  • Automation
  • Loops/Sample Banks Audio and MIDI
  • Cursor Tools
  • Master Track
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