At pATCHES, we believe Ableton Live is the most versatile, intuitive software for creating music on the market. That doesn't mean it's not intimidating to start working with, however, and without direction a new producer can very easily get turned off or develop bad habits. That's why we've created this guide, to bypass long, drawn-out explanations of things you don't care about and get you right to creating music. By the end of this guide, you won't know everything to know about Live (that would be impossible), but you will be able to make music. We're sticking just to the immediate and relevant information.



1. getting started with Live

2. rhythmic elements

3. tonal elements

4. creating an arrangement

5. audio effects

6. midi

7. references for further learning