Learn Ableton Live: music production tips and tutorials

Considered a music software curio when it was launched in 2001, Ableton Live has gone on to become one of the best and most popular DAWs in the world. Its fast and creative workflow, enabled by its groundbreaking Session View, has been a game-changer for a whole generation of producers, DJs and songwriters.

If you want to learn how to use Ableton Live, MusicRadar can help. We’ve been showing our users how get the most out of the software for the best part of a decade, publishing tutorials on all aspects of Live and getting to know its innermost secrets.

This hub page features all of the best Ableton Live tutorials currently published on MusicRadar, and will be regularly updated with more lessons and other learning resources. We'll cover subjects such as drum programming, mixing, warping, synthesis, sound design and recording, and also give you some general tips and workflow advice. If it's Ableton Live power user status that you seek, we can set you on the road towards it.

Our tutorials don’t have to be completed in any particular order; just dive in and start working through the ones that are best suited to your abilities and requirements.  

Ableton Live tips

Whether you're looking for instant inspiration or just want to get to know Live a little better, our tips can help. Read on for some pearls of production wisdom...

14 Ableton Live secret tips and tricks
Clever hacks and sneaky workflow tweaks.

5 Ableton Live power tips
Optimise your workflow and get more done with these essential techniques.

11 Ableton Live 9 tips and tricks
Quickly master Ableton Live 9's key functionality.

6 essential Ableton Live performance tips
Get out of the studio and onto the stage with these six nuggets of knowledge.