YOUR ABLETON LIVE STUDIO will show you step-by-step how to get in on the action using Ableton Live as the central component of your home-based audio-production studio. What's more, YOUR ABLETON LIVE STUDIO will help you create a mobile-based studio so you can take your music to the people. You'll discover what you need to do and buy to create your Ableton Live studio in both scenarios. Once you have your studio's computer in place, you've chosen the version of Live you want, and you've decided which audio interface will do your bidding, it's time to fill in the rest of the essential hardware. You'll look deeply into what kind of speakers you'll use to listen to your productions as well as what headphones you should have. You'll also learn about microphones, MIDI controllers, and the many little things that play a huge role such as cables, adapters, and much more. After your physical studio is set up, this book teaches you how to use Ableton Live to make and record music. Everything is covered, including Live's interface from top to bottom, MIDI, assembling and launching clips, audio manipulation, editing, and mixing, Live's built-in devices, automation, creating arrangements, exporting your production, ReWire, Max for Live, and much, much more. You'll even learn to set up a mobile studio and how to optimize Live and your computer for live performance.