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Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 6: Mixing, Mastering And DJing
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4h 6m
J Anthony
J Anthony

This course is designed for those interested to learn the principles of mixing and mastering using the Live 11 software, as well as how to set up a performance for DJing.

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4h 6m


J Anthony
J Anthony

Jason Allen is a PhD in music, and was recently named one of the semi-finalists for the Grammy Foundations "Music Educator" award.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone in any country who is ready to start their music production by learning everything they need to know about how to make music with Ableton Live 11.
  • Beginners: If you don’t know much about music production, this is the best class to start with.
  • Intermediate: If you’ve dabbled with Ableton Live, but are missing the foundational knowledge of the program, start here.
  • Advanced: People using Ableton Live on a daily basis will benefit from the workflow tips, vocabulary, and techniques in this course.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Audio Effect Racks
  • Working with Controllers
  • Follow Actions
  • Setting Up a DJ Set
  • Creating a Dynamic Performance Set
  • Mixing (with special guest James Patrick)
  • Mastering (with special guest James Patrick)
  • and much, much, more!


  • Students should be ready to produce music, but do not need to be experienced musicians. No prior experience is needed in music theory or production.
  • Access to Ableton Live will be required. Using the trial version (free for 30 days) would be a great way to start.
  • Finishing the class, “Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 1: The Interface And The Basics” will be very helpful, but is not required.
  • Finishing the class, “Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 2: Recording And Warping” will be very helpful, but is not required.
  • Finishing the class, “Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 3: Producing And Editing” will be very helpful, but is not required.
  • Finishing the class, “Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 4: Synthesis And Sound Design” will be very helpful, but is not required.
  • Finishing the class, “Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 5: Audio And MIDI Effects” will be very helpful, but is not required.

Software version used in the course: 

  • Ableton Live 11

In this course, we will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university music production professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don’t be worried – Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, useful, and fun.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated instructor, and university professor. In 2017, the Star Tribune featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 


In this class, we are going to learn Ableton Live 11, and every aspect of the program. We will focus on how to do everything possible in Ableton Live, and you will finish this course as an expert in Ableton Live 11. Whether you have experience in music production already or not, this is the ultimate class to learn how to use the Ableton Live 11 software for any genre of music.

Ultimate Ableton Live 11 Part 6 is everything you need to start making great tracks!

This is a really deep class – tons of content, tricks, and tips. Throughout the different “parts” of this class (there are six total), I’ll go through literally everything I know about Ableton Live 11, and everything it took for me to become a Certified Trainer. I’ll share some of my own tracks, and give you some full sessions from my library to play around with and get you started.

In this part of the class, we are going to cover how to use the Live 11 software to learn the principles of mixing and mastering, as well as how to set up a performance for DJing. 

I will be making 6 complete “parts” in order to bring you the most comprehensive manual on Ableton Live production techniques ever created. Each class has sets, sessions, and experiments for you to try on your own and follow along with.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way than this.

The course is a roadmap to making stunning tracks with Ableton Live 11.

All the tools you need to produce great tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned mixing and mastering principles with Ableton Live 11.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about Ableton Live 11.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
What Is An Ableton Certified Trainer? 00:00:00
What We Are Covering Here 00:00:00
Section 2 - Audio Effect Racks
The Power Of Audio Effect Racks 00:00:00
Parallel Processing 00:00:00
The Famous Fade To Grey Example 00:00:00
Performance Effect Racks 00:00:00
Section 3 - Controllers
The World Of Controllers 00:00:00
Connecting Controllers 00:00:00
MIDI Mapping 00:00:00
The Ableton Push Interface 00:00:00
Wavetable And Echo On The Push 00:00:00
Section 4 - Follow Actions
What Are Follow Actions 00:00:00
Legato Mode 00:00:00
Setting Up Follow Actions 00:00:00
Section 5 - Live Performance Setup
Bouncing Out Stems 00:00:00
[Download] Stems 00:00:00
Loading Stems Into A New Set 00:00:00
Setting Up Scenes 00:00:00
Creating Remix And Transition Scenes 00:00:00
Adding More Elements 00:00:00
Using Chain Select Automation 00:00:00
Section 6 - DJ Performance With Effects And Controllers
Mappings And Controllers For Performance 00:00:00
Crossfader Setup 00:00:00
Setting Up Effects For Performance 00:00:00
DJ Performance Template 00:00:00
More To Check Out 00:00:00
Section 7 - Mixing And Mastering
Introducing James Patrick 00:00:00
Advanced Techniques 00:00:00
Section 8 - Preparing To Mix
Session Organization 00:00:00
Creating Stems 00:00:00
EQ 00:00:00
Dynamics 00:00:00
Saturation 00:00:00
Stereo Imaging 00:00:00
Section 9 - The Mixdown
Metering 00:00:00
Gain Staging Around The Bass 00:00:00
Build The Pyramid 00:00:00
Render Settings 00:00:00
Section 10 - Mastering
Mastering Theory 00:00:00
Preparing To Master 00:00:00
Maximizing 00:00:00
Additional Sweeteners 00:00:00
Rendering And Referencing 00:00:00
Section 11 - Wrap Up
What Comes Next? 00:00:00