Create with MPE in Live 11 - On demand

Membership plan: Free | Topics: Music Production

Course overview

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

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.

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


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