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Overview

In this course, we’ll discuss how to control ProPresenter with Ableton Live. ProPresenter is a lyric projection software that allows you to easily create lyrics and control them live. Think of it like “Keynote Plus”. It’s used primarily by churches to show the lyrics of the songs for the congregation to sing along. Even if you’re not a worship leader or musician in a church, it’s an incredibly useful software to know, for a lyric confidence monitor for an artist, keynote Plus for a corporate gig, or even simple playback. In this course we’ll discuss why and how to send MIDI notes from Ableton Live to control ProPresenter to create a flawless production, only do the work once, and have freedom and flexibility to jump around a song and have the lyrics follow.

Objectives

  • Understand what ProPresenter is and how it can be used in a live music application.
  • Understand the benefits of controlling ProPresenter with Ableton using MIDI
  • Understand the hardware and software needed to control ProPresenter with Ableton LIve
  • Understand how the ProPresenter MIDI Module works.
  • Understand the difference between the PP5 and PP6 MIDI Module.
  • Understand the Ableton MIDI Cues template and how to work with it.
  • Understand how to connect Ableton and ProPresenter on the same machine, using the IAC driver.
  • Understand how to connect Ableton and ProPresenter on seperate machines.
  • Understand the differences between absolute and relative programming and which method is preffered.
  • Understand how to program MIDI cues for a song to trigger slides in ProPresenter.
  • Understand different approaches and methods for building a set with this method.
  • Understand how to move cues from arrangement view to session view
  • Understand how to work with and adjust for latency.
  • Understand how to set-up your Live files for spontaneity.
  • Understand what to do when something goes wrong!!!
  • Understand how to use ProPresenter for video.
  • Understand how to control two different ProPresenter machines with Ableton Live.
  • Understand how to create a redundant Ableton Live to ProPresenter connection using two Ableton Live sessions and hardware.
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    Instructor

    Will Doggett

    Will Doggett

    I have a passion for helping artists and bands tell their story on stage with technology. I believe that the technology should disappear and get out of the way of creating music. You shouldn't feel restricted when you're using technology on stage, and I believe it shouldn't be difficult.

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