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Ableton Live's Instrument Racks

Learn how to use the Ableton Live Instrument Racks powerful synthesis, leads, pads, bass, and even drums!
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What you are going to learn

Racks are one of the most powerful tools in Ableton Live.

This class is an excerpt of Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 - Synths & Samplers. The full course is available here on Udemy. But if you just want to test the waters of this class, then start here!

In the full class, Ultimate Ableton Live: Part 4 - Synths & Samplers, we cover tons of content, including all (all!) of the Ableton Live Instruments. 
Here is a list of some of the questions we will answer in the full course:
  • Synthesis Basics
  • Types of Synthesis
  • Physical Modeling Synthesis
  • Elements of Synthesis
  • Live's Analog Instrument
  • Live's Collision Instrument
  • Live's Electric Instrument
  • Live's Impulse Instrument
  • Live's Tension Instrument
  • Live's Operator Instrument
  • Live's Simpler Instrument
  • Multisamples and Zones
  • Sampler Orchestras
  • Chain Selector
  • Macros in Racks
  • Drum Racks

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.

Course reviews

Great explanation of the rack system and some of the cool things you can do with it. Very interesting what I can now do with only a 25 key midi keyboard and some macro commands.
- Nick Ferguson
This is the third class I’ve taken with Dr Allen. He has a visual style of teaching which allows me to see what he’s teaching and to hear sample sounds as he is designing them. He is very knowledgeable with synthesis, sampling, and sound design with Ableton Live.
- Greg R