With it's dedication toward continued innovative audio/MIDI production and performance development, Ableton Live has become the performing musician's application of choice. Award winning version 9 takes a huge step forward with a wealth of new effects and many workflow improvements, including: multi track recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz; advanced warping and real-time time-stretching; unlimited instruments, audio effects, and MIDI effects per project; VST and audio unit support; track freeze, and audio extraction to MIDI, and many improved functions. Picking up where the beginner DVD leaves off, Andrew Eisele first provides an overview of synthesizer functionality and demonstrates introductory techniques on how to more effectively and creatively use the onboard synthesizers in Live 9. Then, he gives an in-depth lesson on how to harness the power of Racks; how to set up and use instrument and audio effect racks; and how to use Map Mode to map effect parameters to macros and macros to external controllers. Creating keyboard splits, sound layering, velocity switching, nesting MIDI effects, and advanced Arpeggiator techniques are also covered. 3 hours.