Ableton Releases One Thing Video Series For Quick Creative Tips

If a number of artists could share one thing they find useful when producing music, what would it be? Ableton's new video series, One Thing, explores just that.  

Short video tips and tricks are nothing new. Indeed, inside the complete 1-1.5 hour video courses on Ableton Live in the AskAudio Academy you'll find tutorials from 2-6 minutes in duration. Nonetheless it's great to see Ableton rolling out super-quick one minute videos featuring producers sharing a single tip per video. Here's what our good friends at Ableton have told us about their One Thing series.

Berlin, Germany, March 7th 2017–Ableton has launched a new series entitled One Thing – a collection of bite-sized videos in which a diverse range of artists share an individual approach that keeps their creativity flowing. The monthly series has kicked off with 13 videos, now available to watch at

Any artist can suffer from a lack of inspiration at some point. The One Thing series takes you into the workspaces of musicians, producers and other artists to discover a method they rely on to keep their creative flame alight.

Among the first to share their personal nuggets of inspiration are sound engineer Hannes Bieger, producer Stoni, and composer John Kameel Farah. They join a handful of electronic musicians such as Daedalus and Kyoka, all contributing ideas that you can try for yourself. Go against your instincts when choosing sounds to work with. Or spark ideas by searching for hidden rhythms in recorded noise. And have you ever thought about how much you actually move when you’re making music?

With technical tips as well as broad creative strategies, there’s something that should strike a chord with beginners and experienced musicians alike. Plus there’ll be a new video with a new strategy added to the series every month.

Here's some of the videos to watch here, now:

Head to to check out the One Thing videos now.

These One Thing videos are great for a quick inspirational push. If you want to go deeper check out the full courses on Ableton Live in the AskAudio Academy.


Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


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