Creative MIDI CC’s in Ableton Live – On-demand

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Level: Intermediate

Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. These include techniques to deploy MIDI Control Change messages (CC’s) to manipulate and transform musical ideas. In this workshop you will creatively explore and deploy a range of MIDI CC’s manipulation tools in a musical setting. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to utilise the creative possibilities of MIDI CC manipulation in the Ableton Live environment.

Session Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Identify MIDI CC’s messages

  • Map MIDI CC’s to parameters

  • Manipulate Clip Envelopes and dummy Clips via MIDI CC’s

  • Utilise MIDI CC”s to create novel musical and sonic elements

Session Study Topics

  • MIDI CC messages

  • MIDI Mapping CC’s

  • Clip Envelopes and dummy clips and CC’s

  • Creatively using MIDI CC’s


  • A computer and internet connection

  • A web cam and mic

  • A Zoom account

  • Access to a copy of Live Suite (i.e. trial or full license)

About the workshop leader 

Anna is a London based producer, engineer, vocalist and educator.

Anna is currently working as a university lecturer in London, teaching music production, creating educational content and working on her next releases as ANNA DISCLAIM.