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Ableton Complete Live 5 review

Impressive unofficial Ableton Live tutorial DVD.

  • $14.99
The video-captured Live tutorials cover everything

Our Verdict

The DVD covers everything from setting up your preferences to more advanced topics such as creating controller clips.

Pros

  • Concise and thorough.

Cons

  • Advanced users can skip the first few chapters. The video-captured Live footage is a touch mundane.

This unofficial Ableton Live tutorial DVD features more than three and a half hours of instruction, which is spread over 30 chapters. These cover everything from setting up your preferences to more advanced topics such as creating controller clips.

The early tutorials are clearly aimed at beginners, and provide a basic overview of Live´s functionality. This being the case, experienced users probably won´t get much out of these first chapters, but if you´re a newbie, you´ll appreciate the thorough examination of each of Live´s features. The DVD is almost exclusively based on video-captured Live footage. While this is a little dry, it does at least ensure that it´s clear which buttons you need to be clicking to do what.

SWA Complete Ableton Live 5 is definitely recommended for beginners getting to grips with the package, and also to Live users who feel that they might not be maximising the potential of this powerful piece of software.