Generative Composition using Ableton & Max for Live
Discover a whole series of tools and techniques to generate dynamic and interesting melodies, chords, and rhythms in this Generative Composition using Ableton & Max for Live Course.
Rather than relying solely on your own musical knowledge you can learn how to use Ableton’s MIDI devices along with a few Max for Live devices to help you generate content and come up with new ideas you may not otherwise have thought up yourself.
Get inspired with new techniques and ideas.
Using computers to generate and evolve musical patterns and sequences is often referred to as computer-aided-composition. We will look at ways or working in partnership with the computer, a 2-way collaboration.
► Start small – interactive note patterns
► Modulate Length & Velocity – adding complexity to melody & rhythm
► Interaction between layers by stacking and randomisation
► Drums – interactive MIDI effect racks
► Adding a lead – self automation with M4L devices
► Review of CAC techniques. Using MIDI effect rack zones
► Modulating sequencers
This course is useful for those new to Ableton and looking for an insight into the MIDI devices, or those looking for new approaches to generating musical content. Either way you will learn new ways of developing ideas that inspire and get you in the flow of creativity.
- 60 Minutes of professional video instruction
- 7 indepth videos each demonstrating technical aspects of computer aided composition using Ableton & Max for Live
- Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons
About Your Tutor
Technical skill with an experimental approach to sound.
Alan Gleeson is a musician with 20 years professional experience working in all areas of audio production.
His interest in electroacoustic music, live performance and the science of sound give him a unique and profound perspective on sound creation and music production, knowledge that he is passionate about both sharing as an educator and developing as an evolving sound artist.