Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre #1
-Navigating the layout of Ableton Live.
-Audio: How do you record and process audio?
-Making and manipulating audio clips.
-Midi: What is it? How do you record sequence, and manipulate Midi.
-Controlling Ableton Live: midi and key control.
-What is an Audio/Midi Effect Rack? An Instrument Rack?
-Building a Track: Editing and Mixing in Ableton Live.
-Software Instruments: a brief overview of a few of Ableton’s most powerful software instruments: Drum Rack, Simpler, Impulse.
- Sequencing (synths and drums): playing, programming, and recording a sequence.
- Loading drum kits, individual samples, manipulating samples.
- Melodies and Harmonies: setting the scale, playing, recording, manipulating melodies and harmonies.
- Manipulating instrument and effect parameters.
- Mixing with Push.
Instructor Laura Dickens is a composer and electronic music artist. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s of Music in clarinet performance, and studied Music Technology at New York University. She has written scores and created sound design for award winning films seen around the world: The Audience, directed by Rory Gory, winner of best feature at the Brooklyn Girl Festival, and The Yellow Room, directed by Assal Ghawami, shown at Cannes Courtes Métrages. She studied audio post-production and recording at the Banff Centre in Alberta, participated in the EQ women in electronic music program at the Canadian Music Centre, and is currently working at Moog Audio in Toronto helping people build studios and make new sounds. She is finishing up a synth-pop EP under her alias, LEUCROCUTA.