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In this course, you’ll learn how to control Ableton Live via your computer keyboard and a MIDI controller. You’ll learn when to use each type of mapping, how to map to features of Live, and how to go deep with mappings to control Live for live performance.



  • Understand the 2 ways to control Ableton Live.
  • Understand how to enable and make key mappings.
  • Understand how to adjust your key mappings using the mappings browser.
  • Understand when and why to key map features in live.
  • Understand various ways to connect your MIDI controller to your computer.
  • Understand how to choose a preset control surface for your MIDI controller-and why you probably shouldn’t use it.
  • Understand MIDI ports in Ableton Live, and what track, sync, and remote mean in Live’s MIDI preferences.
  • Understand takeover mode, and why you should use Value Scaling, with your MIDI controller.
  • Understand how to enable and create MIDI mappings in Ableton Live.
  • Understand how to customize your mappings using the MIDI mappings browser.
  • Understand the 2 rules of MIDI mappings and how it can effect how you use a MIDI controller with Ableton Live.
  • Understand how to apply the MIDI mappings concepts you’ve learned to create advanced MIDI mappings.
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