Ableton Live - whose unique, groundbreaking, incredibly flexible features set it far apart from all other digital audio applications - is equally at home with making beats, remixing, live recording, DJing, live looping, sound design, electronic music, hip-hop, and much more. Unlike other books about Ableton Live that read like a second manual, this book walks you through all the features you need to make an actual track from start to finish. In addition to his over 20 years of making electronic music, certified Ableton trainer Jake Perrine has taught audio production for more than a decade, so not only does he know what he's talking about, but he knows how to make sure you know what he's talking about Whether you want to DJ, make mashups and remixes, play with a band, or build epic dance anthems from scratch, Perrine provides all the hands-on, expert guidance you need for using Ableton Live 9. The accompanying online audio contains content keyed to the Ableton Live exercises in the text and session files, so you can actually both hear and see how many of the features actually work. A substantial appendix section offers discussions of important non-Ableton-specific topics, including digital audio basics, components of a producer's studio, considerations when buying a DAW computer, and more.