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Create with MPE in Live 11 - On demand

Learn to creativity use MPE within Ableton Live.

Course Instructor: Mel Uye-Parker

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MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)  offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live 11 supports a range of MPE tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. In this workshop you will creatively explore and deploy a range of MPE techniques in a musical setting.

What you'll learn

  • Identify the role and function of MPE
  • Explore MPE compatible devices  in Live
  • Utilize MPE controllers within Live 11
  • Apply MPE to create novel musical and sonic elements


  • A computer and Internet connection
  • Access to a copy of Live 11 (i.e. trial or full license)

Course content

  • ---- Workshop PDF
  • ---- Part 1 - Introduction
  • ---- Part 2 - Editing MPE in the Expression Tab
  • ---- Part 3 - Using the MPE Control Device to shape performance
  • ---- Part 4 - Applying MPE to non-MPE Devices
  • ---- Part 5 - MPE Control of Audio Effects with Expression Control
  • ---- Part 6 - Extra - Brief intro to Spectral Time

Who is this course for

  • This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to utilise the creative possibilities of MPE in the Ableton Live environment.

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