Create, Arrange, and Perform Your Sets
The Recording Connection Live DJ with Ableton Live program teaches aspiring audio enthusiasts and music makers what it takes to be a Live DJ on the festival circuit. As a part of the Live DJ school and EDM production program, you will learn the principles of the genre in order to create amazing live performances for an array of live music audiences and settings.
If you want to launch your career as a DJ, consider choosing a school or program that will help you connect to the music industry without forcing you into huge amounts of debt. With our on-the-job training approach, we believe the Recording Connection is the place to start your career as a real working DJ.
BROWSE COURSE OUTLINE
This lesson details how to optimize your computer for audio work, connecting and configuring external devices with Ableton, and an overview of the Ableton Live 9 Interface.View Lesson
Learn core concepts of Ableton LiveView Lesson
This lesson looks at Live’s incredibly flexible mixer.View Lesson
Dive into MIDI and Abelton LiveView Lesson
This lesson looks at Live’s browsers and file management capabilities.View Lesson
Learn why keeping similar instruments on the same track or two and naming your clips, tracks, & scenes are important elements in workflow.View Lesson
This lesson looks at a few features that every Live user should know how to use.View Lesson
This lesson teaches you how to add the effect and modify it yourself, or hot-swap a presetView Lesson
This lesson covers the basic features employed by Live for playback and navigation in arrangement view.View Lesson
This lesson explores how we can warp audio in non-conventional ways.View Lesson
This lesson includes an in-depth discussion of operator, and an overview of analog, collision, electric, and tension as well as the Vocoder device.View Lesson
In this lesson we will review all 4 types of racks.View Lesson
Take a look at finalizing our mix and arrangement using your lesson 13 .als file.View Lesson
There are a multitude of ways to convert Audio clips to MIDI notes, allowing for extensive creative possibilities. We will discuss the various methods of doing so in detail.View Lesson
This lesson concentrates of the frequency analyzerView Lesson
This lesson covers Basic Max for Live functionality within Ableton 9.View Lesson
A follow up to part 1 and diving into Max for Live devicesView Lesson
In this lesson, we discuss how to configure your MIDI Settings and how to properly set your system up for their use.View Lesson
This lesson brings everything together and what it takes to perform on stage.View Lesson
The final exam for our Ableton Live course consists of a final written exam and a practical exam that is performed in under the supervision of your mentor.View Lesson
Push is a comprehensive instrument for laying down and tweaking tracks in the studio or at homeView Lesson
Digital Audio Workstations: Tools of the Trade
A Live DJ’s best friend, the digital audio workstation (DAW) has become a staple for many electronic musicians. Depending on the processing speed and storage of your laptop, it’s like having a sound studio in your computer bag. Pre-loaded with instruments, sample packs, and the ability to store and arrange your files, a Live DJ should never leave home without their DAW.
But there’s more to becoming a Live DJ than just having the right DAW or DJ controllers, you also need to know how to use your tools as a pro DJ. That’s where the Recording Connection comes in. By working one-on-one with an experienced DJ inside of a real-world studio, our DJ program is much more than beat matching, sound design, and mixing techniques.