Is Ableton for beginners?

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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by james_ukm » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:22 am

Thanks for all your comments guys. I think i am going to give the demo a blast. I have checked out you tube and there seems to be an endless stream of instruction on there from profesionals to guys just showing off. you will probably here from me soon.

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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by aizo » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:09 am

I cut my teeth on Digital Performer and when I first saw Live I had no idea WTF I was doing.

It took me the longest to figure out easy stuff.

So like someone said earlier it's for beginners but not for ONLY beginners.
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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by Saxer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:33 pm

learning to use ableton is the smallest part of learning how to make music.

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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by jtdj » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:12 pm

the principles of all DAW's are the same, its about learning the layout, commands and buttons to work with ease. The fundamental aspects of music production doesnt change, so in many respects all (pro) DAW's are the same, just with different layouts.

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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by H20nly » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:20 pm

jtdj wrote:the principles of all DAW's are the same, its about learning the layout, commands and buttons to work with ease. The fundamental aspects of music production doesnt change, so in many respects all (pro) DAW's are the same, just with different layouts.
+1

some DAWs have a handful of features that others do not, but they usually are missing a handful that others have... still, the fundamentals are there and given the sheer number of features that they all have there is almost always a workaround...

the willingness to actually use a workaround/alternative method... now thats something no DAW manufacturer can give it's customer base.

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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by hacktheplanet » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:10 pm

I am 9 years old, and I use Live.
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Re: Is Ableton for beginners?

Post by Simbosan » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:33 pm

Live was the first DAW I ever managed to get anything started in. It just made immediate sense. Took me months to understand wtf the arrangement view as for though, and then love became passion!

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