Learn to make electronic dance music with the innovative application that started and is still leading the revolution! Start producing your own music from the ground up! Ableton Live is a groundbreaking program whose unique nonlinear, incredibly flexible features set it far apart from all the other digital audio applications. It 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 Live that simply explain its features like a second manual, this hands-on-centric book contains a series of exercises that will walk you through all the features you need to produce professional sounding music with Ableton Live. Certified Ableton instructor Jake Perrine will guide you through the creation of an actual track from start to finish. And you'll get plenty of practice using Live with the audio content, exercises, audio samples, and session files contained on the accompanying DVD-ROM. 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. In addition to over 20 years of making electronic music, certified Ableton trainer Jake Perrine has over a decade of experience teaching audio production, so not only does he know what he's talking about, 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, this book will show you all you need to know to achieve your goals with Ableton Live.