10 Of The Best Ableton Live Tutorial Videos

Knowledge is always power, so today we have rounded up 10 of our favorite Ableton Live video tutorials from the web.

We can all use more information when it comes to making music with Ableton Live, it’s why you’re here! Although this site does its best to bring you quality Ableton Live tutorials, I think it’s about time we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite Ableton Live tutorial videos from around the web. Enjoy!



1. Tom Cosm’s Electronic Music Tutorial (Parts 1 & 2)

The holy grail of Ableton Live video tutorials. Tom Cosm does an excellent job running over the basics of Ableton Live, then quickly digging into topics like designing a bass line from scratch and sampling drum parts.

Tom has yet to make the other parts to this series (it’s said there will be 10, making this whole series over 10 hours!). Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


2. 20 Ableton Live Tips & Tricks In 8 Minutes

Quick and to the point. Unless you’re an Ableton Live genius, there is bound to be something new here.


3. ESKAMON: “Fine Objects” – Ableton Tutorial by ill.Gates

A great tutorial featuring some interesting and creative ways on using Ableton Live’s Sampler.


4. Sound Design For Film (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Nick of Nick’s Tutorials takes us through the process of designing sound for film (in this case, clips from the “Clash Of The Titans” trailer). Great for those of you looking to get a demo reel together.


5. DJing With Ableton Live (Tom Cosm DJ Megaset 1.0)

An insightful approach to DJing with Ableton Live. Yet another brilliant Tom Cosm video.


6. Dubspot: Creating Dubstep Drums/Beats In Ableton Live 8

A great video tutorial showcasing the power of programming drums in Ableton Live. You don’t have to just make Dubstep to get something from this video!


7. Designing Glitchy Sounds In Ableton Live

Another great video tutorial from Nick over at Nick’s Tutorials. A simple/quick way of getting glitchy sounds out of Ableton Live.


8. Making Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” In Ableton (by Jim Pavloff)

Not a tutorial proper, but nonetheless, this jaw dropping video that shows the power of Ableton Live. “Smack By Bitch Up” completely recreated from scratch in Ableton.


9. Ableton Live Tutorial – Operator

Operator is a tough instrument to really wrap your head around, this video gives a great general overview of how things work.


10. Deadmau5’s Interview With Future Music Explaning His Live Setup (Parts 1 & 2)


Have any videos you’ve made? Or have you stumbled across some that you would love to share with the Ableton Live community? Post the URL below!

6 thoughts on “10 Of The Best Ableton Live Tutorial Videos”

  1. I liked the 20 tips in 8 minutes.. there were a few shortcuts that I wasn’t aware of.

    The rest is pretty much entry-level basics.

  2. thanks ryan! these are some of my favorite ableton vids too.. i stumbled across djvespers channel [http://www.youtube.com/user/DJVespers] and he has some great stuff also, though he works with a lot of 3rd party plugins he just did a series of 9 videos on remixing of which I’m sure there are a few techniques everyone can pick up.. also [http://www.youtube.com/user/innerstatejt] has a lot of ableton goodness too.

  3. Tom Cosm has indeed finished the Inroduction to Electronic Music Production series. It’s available to pro members of his website http://www.tomcosm.com

    you can also buy the whole series on dvd (which I did) and I highly recommend the whole series as well as any tutorial Tom puts out. His teaching style is relaxed and very easy to follow.

    This series in particular has made the learning curve a lot less steep, for me anyway.

  4. Great idea for a post. I will be mining these as soon as I get home.

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