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Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance

In this course, Ableton Certified Trainer Yeuda Ben-Atar demonstrates how to use Ableton Live to its fullest potential in a live performance setting. First, learn how to choose the best MIDI controller to use with Ableton Live, and how to set it up properly to be used on stage. Then dive deeper into how to use MIDI mapping to get the most out of your controllers with Live. Next, Yeuda shares a number of techniques he employs as a live performer, like using cue points, looping, scratching, applying effects, and playing samples. He then shows how to create a live set, including organizing, exporting, and adding instruments and building custom effect racks.

Along the way, Yeuda reveals many live performance tricks using control surfaces and custom MIDI controllers that he's built, plus tips for playing and syncing up with other musicians and recording your live performance.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Ableton Live 9: Programming Beats

The drum track is part of the hidden chemistry of a great song. This is your beat making lab. Yeuda Ben-Atar, educator and producer who performs as DJ Side Brain, shows you how to make beats in a variety of genres, from dubstep to hip-hop. Yeuda works with Ableton Live—but you can use these tutorials to make beats in whatever DAW you have accessible.

First get some basic rhythmic theory, including counting music and note subdivisions, and learn how elements like cymbals, percussive instruments like congas, and even homemade sounds from cans, bottles, and counters contribute to your beats. The following chapters tackle the particulars of house, dubstep, drum and bass, trap, juke, and hip-hop. In each of these chapters, Yeuda discusses how to choose the appropriate tempo and drum sounds for the style and how to sequence the kick, snare, and cymbals. The course closes with some pro mixing techniques that balance punch and presence, so your drums will cut through the mix and sound their best.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Ableton Live 9 Tips and Tricks

Join Ableton Live expert Mike Kiraly as he dives deep into some of the advanced features that Live offers for unique and creative manipulation of sound. First, discover how to use clip envelopes to create constantly changing transitions between clips. Then Mike demonstrates how to create playable effects and effects transitions with dummy clips, build automated playlists and song arrangements with follow actions, and use dummy clips and follow actions together to generate complex effects.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Ableton Live: DJing

DJing is a growing profession. Ableton Live takes your live performances beyond anything achievable with turntables or CD players, making your sets powerful and unique. In this course, author J. Scott Giaquinta demonstrates the techniques DJs around the world use with Ableton Live. He starts with setting up your software and hardware controllers, and importing, warping, and keying tracks in Ableton. Next he discusses cueing and playing tracks, and using fades and the crossfader to mix tracks. Then learn when you should use a DJ mixer as opposed to Ableton's internal mixer, and how to incorporate a microphone into the setup.

Scott next introduces some performance tricks to wow your audience, by integrating loops, samples, and FX. He also provides a demo of alternative controllers that can make your performances more dynamic, including a Wiimote, joystick, MIDI keyboard, and live vocoder. Finally, he discusses methods to record your live DJ set and fine-tune it after the fact.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Ableton Live: Producing Electronic Music

Learn professional techniques for producing and mixing electronic music in Ableton Live. Producer Nate Mars starts with the basics of the Ableton interface and different approaches to making electronic music—some of which incorporate Ableton Push 2, the exciting new pad-based MIDI controller. He explains the important Ableton fundamentals for working with clips, warping, and effects. Next, Nate demonstrates various techniques for programming the foundation of a track—the drums—in a variety of EDM genres.

He then moves into creating basslines via analog synthesis and creating lead synth sounds with Ableton Live's built-in Operator synth. He also goes into how to create and use samples and MIDI effects, and use Push 2 for production and mixing. He pulls it all together in the final few chapters, which demonstrate ways to arrange tracks, use creative effects, mix tracks together, and use automation to finalize the mix.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Ableton Push: Making Music

Imagine making digital music without having to touch or even look at your computer. The future is here with the Ableton Push, which allows you to compose melodies and basslines, make beats, arrange music, mix and master your tracks, and perform live—all from an intuitive, touch-sensitive interface. Join author and DJ Yeuda Ben-Atar, aka Side Brain, for an introduction to creating and performing music with Push and the brand new Push 2.

First, Yeuda demystifies the many trigger pads, knobs, and buttons on the Push and shows how to map the device to Ableton Live. Next, learn to browse and load sounds and create drumbeats with the step sequencer. Humanize the sound of these beats by changing individual note velocity, length, and position and adding in quantization and swing. Then, learn to play Push like a pitched instrument, and use it to remotely control a Live set and Live devices. Along the way, Yeuda offers valuable lessons about basic music theory—concepts like notes, chords, scales, and time signature—that will make your experience with Push more rewarding.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

ABSYNTH: Synthesis and Sampling

ABSYNTH is an essential instrument in the KOMPLETE toolkit, doubling as a semi-modular synthesis tool and a powerful effects plugin. Join Evan Sutton in this course for a tour of ABSYNTH, covering everything from signal flow and patching to advanced signal processing. Along the way, Evan covers routing and modulation, ABSYNTH's built-in effects, and working with control surfaces and automation. Tune in to learn how to design your own intoxicating sounds with ABSYNTH.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Academic Research Foundations: Quantitative

Quantitative research is a crucial part of academic study and a fundamental scholarly research methodology. In this course, educator Rolin Moe explores the foundations of this methodology to help you confidently tackle your own quantitative research study. Rolin covers the characteristics of quantitative research, and explains how to approach different parts of the research process, such as creating a solid research question and developing a literature review. He goes over the elements of a study, explains how to collect and analyze data, and shows how to present your data in written and numeric form. Once you wrap up this course, you'll be familiar with the framework of a quantitative research study and prepared to start drafting your own.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Accelerated Design with Comp CC and InDesign

Comp CC allows you to quickly develop ideas on the go, from your iPad or iPhone, and then when it's time to refine those ideas, push your layout to the desktop. This course shows how to master all the features in Comp CC and import work into InDesign for fine-tuning. Author Tony Harmer helps designers who want to begin their creative process on a tablet seamlessly transition designs back to the full-fledged power of the Creative Cloud.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Accelerating TensorFlow with the Google Machine Learning Engine

Discover how to leverage TensorFlow—an open-source software library for numerical computation—to build high-performing machine learning applications. In this course, instructor Matt Scarpino helps to acquaint you with this exciting tool. Here, he explores the process of developing TensorFlow applications and running them on the Google Cloud Machine Learning (ML) Engine.

Matt kicks off the course by discussing TensorFlow development in detail, starting with basic tensor operations and proceeding to graphs, sessions, variables, and training. He also goes over high-level features like datasets, iterators, and estimators. Next, Matt introduces the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its capabilities. He shows how to create a GCP project and access it through the Cloud SDK utility. In addition, he covers Google Cloud Storage, which enables developers to upload data that can be accessed in GCP applications. To wrap up, he steps through how to deploy your TensorFlow applications to the ML Engine.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Accelerating TensorFlow with the Google Machine Learning Engine

Discover how to leverage TensorFlow—an open-source software library for numerical computation—to build high-performing machine learning applications. In this course, instructor Matt Scarpino helps to acquaint you with this exciting tool. Here, he explores the process of developing TensorFlow applications and running them on the Google Cloud Machine Learning (ML) Engine.

Matt kicks off the course by discussing TensorFlow development in detail, starting with basic tensor operations and proceeding to graphs, sessions, variables, and training. He also goes over high-level features like datasets, iterators, and estimators. Next, Matt introduces the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its capabilities. He shows how to create a GCP project and access it through the Cloud SDK utility. In addition, he covers Google Cloud Storage, which enables developers to upload data that can be accessed in GCP applications. To wrap up, he steps through how to deploy your TensorFlow applications to the ML Engine.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2003 Essential Training

Access 2003 Essential Training with Mark Swift is a movie-based tutorial that will enable new and existing database designers to develop an understanding of the latest version of Microsoft Access. This training begins with an introduction to database concepts and a design methodology that will help new designers organize the data being stored, and quickly advances to cover many of the features and tools needed to design exceptional database applications. This training also looks at features that are new or improved in Microsoft Access 2003. Exercise files are included, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2007 Essential Training

From using predefined Access 2007 database applications to building them from scratch, Access 2007 Essential Training covers each step of understanding, creating, and modifying databases for custom business purposes. Instructor David Rivers shows even the most database-challenged how to utilize this powerful software for creating reports and charts, as well as for business record keeping and analysis. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2007: Forms and Reports

Discover how to manage data entry and reporting tasks more efficiently with Access 2007. Author Adam Wilbert presents lessons designing forms, organizing and displaying data with form controls, creating flexible queries, and building a form-based navigation system. The course also shows how to build reports from wizards and queries, highlight important data with conditional formatting, and automate reporting processes with macros.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2007: Queries

In Access 2007: Queries in Depth, author Adam Wilbert illustrates how to create and leverage real-world queries and turn raw data into usable information. The course covers setting up queries, performing calculations, using the built-in Access functions to further refine query results, and identifying top performers or areas for improvement based on a range of criteria. Exercise files are included with the course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2007: Shortcuts

In Access 2007 Power Shortcuts, Access expert Alicia Katz Pollock shares hundreds of tips and shortcuts to vastly increase efficiency and get the full power out of Access 2007. The course includes tips for working with the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, managing files, customizing and automating Access, rapid data entry and editing, working with tables, queries, forms, and reports, managing your database, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2010 Essential Training

In Access 2010 Essential Training, Alicia Katz Pollock gives a comprehensive overview of creating databases in Access 2010, whether using predefined database templates or building from scratch. This course covers each step of constructing and modifying databases for custom purposes, as well as working with tables, forms, queries, macros, and reports and charts for record keeping and analysis. Exercise files are included with the course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2010: Forms and Reports

Discover how to manage data entry and reporting tasks more efficiently using Access 2010. Author Adam Wilbert presents lessons on designing forms, organizing and displaying data with form controls, creating flexible queries, and building a form-based navigation system. The course also shows how to build reports from wizards and queries, highlight important data with conditional formatting, and automate reporting processes with macros.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2010: Queries

In this course, author Adam Wilbert illustrates how to create and leverage real-world queries and turn raw data into usable information. The course covers setting up queries, performing calculations, using the built-in Access functions to further refine query results, and identifying top performers or areas for improvement based on a range of criteria.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2010: Real-World Projects

In Access 2010: Real-World Projects, author Gini Courter uses real-world examples to explore Access's database creation and management features. Gini shows how to create professionally formatted forms and reports and make ugly databases a thing of the past using Office themes. Creating a database in Access is even easier with built-in navigation templates and reusable Application Parts. Gini also reviews how to save reports as PDFs for easy distribution and how to highlight important data. Exercise files accompany the course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2010: Shortcuts

In Access 2010 Power Shortcuts, Access expert Alicia Katz Pollock shares hundreds of tips and shortcuts to vastly increase efficiency and get the full power out of Access 2010. The course includes tips for working with the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, managing files, customizing and automating Access, rapid data entry and editing, working with tables, queries, forms, and reports, managing your database, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2013 Essential Training

Join author and database expert Adam Wilbert on a tour of the essential features of Microsoft Access 2013 and discover how to build a database and store your data more efficiently. First, Adam explains the concepts behind relational databases, before moving onto building tables—the foundation of any database. He then shows how to define the relationships between tables and use queries to find and filter data. The course also shows how to apply rules and validation to minimize data entry errors; build an interface for the database from forms, complete with interactive buttons and combo boxes; create reports for printing and sharing; and automate these tasks and many others with macros.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2013: Forms and Reports

Make the information in your Access database more transparent and easier to navigate with forms and reports. This course demonstrates how you can use forms and reports to control and organize the display of your data, as well as gather parameters for queries. Author Adam Wilbert starts with the basics of form design and leveraging controls such as buttons, links, and macros. He combines these ideas in a chapter that shows how to build an application-like framework for getting around the database.

Then the course dives into reports: creating efficient and readable layouts, grouping data into categories, tying reports to queries, and using conditional formatting rules to highlight key takeaways from the data. Finally, Adam demonstrates how to link forms and reports together and print your results, and introduces unique ways to save time filling out paperwork and generating form letters.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2013: Queries

Get more out of your Access database than just the data you put into it, using queries—tools that help you translate complex raw data into information you can use to make better decisions. Join Adam Wilbert, as he explains how to create real-world queries to filter and sort data, perform calculations, and refine query results with built-in functions, all while offering challenges that help you master the material. Find out how to identify top performers, automate repetitive analysis tasks, and increase accuracy and consistency in your database using program flow functions.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource

Access 2013: Tips & Tricks

Your tables are built, your relationships are defined, your queries and reports are ready to run. But is your Access database really ready for users? With these power tips, you can create a better user experience for your database and transform it into a fast, efficient, and even fun place to work. Adam Wilbert will show you how to remove typical Access interface elements (like the Welcome screen) for a better start-up experience, and borrow some tricks from web design to make your database more attractive and interactive. Plus, learn how to clean up a cluttered navigation pane, filter long lists with cascading combo boxes, and build in contextual help and keyboard shortcuts that your power users will thank you for. Adam also shows how to package the database for users who don't have Microsoft Access installed.

Affiliation: UIUC
Provider: Lynda.com
Type: Streaming Resource



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