In a new series, Point Blank take an indepth look at Ableton Live 10 with Thomas Glendenning, one of around 200 certified Ableton trainers worldwide. For the first video, the focus is on perhaps the simplest new feature of Live 10, and almost certainly the most revolutionary: Capture. It allows you to record midi sounds after-the-fact, even if you forget to hit record, opening a world of possibility for freer jamming. Thomas teaches Introduction to Music Production (Ableton) at Point Blank in London.
After a short intro from Thomas, he dives into the demonstration, which is directly taken from the course materials for Intro to Music Production (Ableton). As you can see, it allows for a more organic way of recording sounds by eliminating the need to figure out exactly what you might have played while jamming, also taking off some pressure when recording a take. It does this by constantly listening to your session, as long as the midi track is record-armed. It will automatically guess your tempo and a suggestion as to where you want to loop the clip, and you can even overdub using capture as well, simply hitting the button again after playing over your original clip. Watch the video for some more in-depth information about what it can do.
Want to learn how to use Ableton from expert instructors like Thomas? As well as the ITP course, Point Blank offer much longer and comprehensive courses, foremost among them the new BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice, and BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering. You can also take the latter as an online degree from anywhere in the world.