Using the Akai Pro APC40 MKII (though you can use one of many different controllers) DJ Kiva takes us through the process of connecting the controller to your computer. Then in Ableton Live he takes you through the process of setting up Ableton Live’s preferences so both the control surface and Ableton can talk to each other so the relationship between the faders in both are connected.
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This course explains why Ableton Live is the "go-to" DAW of choice for anyone that wants to DJ. The Ableton Certified DJ Kiva, with his vast experience as both a DJ and instructor, is here to show you exactly what you need to know to get started.
You learn all about the required equipment and what makes a classic DJ rig. DJ Kiva is right there showing and explaining how to set up your controller, your decks and how to map your tunes. Then, he explains all about the essential cross fader, EQ controls, the interface and headphone cueing.
Now comes the fun part: Warping! Get the inside info on how to beat match. Watch as DJ Kiva reveals his blending and looping techniques. Then learn how to loop "on-the-go"! By the time you complete this course and practice your technique, you go will have all the tools and skills you need to start DJing with Ableton Live. But be aware that there's a bunch more to learn and DJ Kiva is already hard at work on the Advanced DJing course!