Your Ableton Live Studio from Course Technology and written by Chris Buono and John Margulies gives you the information you need to set up your own home or project studio using Ableton Live as your digital audio workstation (DAW). You'll learn how to decide which system is best for you and learn to install, set up, and use Ableton Live software with your Mac or PC. Your Ableton Live Studio will help you decide what kind of studio you need, where to put it, how to make it sound better, and how to furnish it with the right gear. You'll also learn to record, mix, use plug-ins, edit audio, hook up external MIDI devices, and record or edit MIDI in Ableton Live. The book also focuses on how Live is different from many other DAWs, and how it can be physically "played" in both a studio and live environment. Your Ableton Live Studio is a thorough, practical, yet compact introduction to the complex world of professional audio. It's just what you need to get started today, whether you plan to pursue music as a hobby or as a profession.
About the Authors: Chris Buono has been called many things: arcane improviser, sound diabolist, fearless composer, content junkie, video stunt guitarist, crazed educator--the list goes on. In simpler terms, he is a recording artist (Lava/Atlantic, Lion Music, LNR, E-Magine Music, RKM/Kindred); sideman (Karsh Kale, Rodney Holmes' Lithium Tree, Graham Haynes, Bumblefoot, and more); music journalist/columnist (Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar magazines to name a few); educator (Berklee College of Music, National Guitar Workshop); author (Course Technology PTR, Alfred); video clinician (TrueFire, Guitar One); product clinician (M-Audio, First Act, Source Audio, Pigtronix); and more. Whatever you call him, this cat is busy! With a guitar in hand and a slew of gadgets within arm's reach, Chris Buono infiltrates the modern world of guitar from all directions and shows no signs of slowing down.
Jon Margulies is a producer, DJ, guitarist, and the creator of Hobotech. A professional performer since the age of eleven, he has appeared in a wildly diverse array of contexts and styles ranging from Coachella to Carnegie Hall. As the man behind Hobotech, he fuses roots Americana with big bass dance floor whomp and has toured around the U.S. and performed with artists such as Bassnectar, David Starfire and AN-TEN-NAE. As a leading expert on Ableton Live, Jon has developed curricula, taught classes and workshops for cutting-edge music school Dubspot, and is the author of 365 Live Tips.