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Controlling Lyrics with Ableton Live


Getting Started


In this lesson we'll talk about all the concepts you need to know before we dig into actual programming of cues. We'll talk about Why it's worth doing this, and provide a basic gear list.

00:00 Intro

00:24 Why Do This?

  • Isn't This taking away from Someone's Ability to Serve?
  • What if Something Goes Wrong?
  • Doesn't this take too much time?

01:13 Isn't This taking away from Someone's Ability to Serve?

  • Could potentially take away the need for a button pusher
  • Opportunity for different people to serve/or serve elsewhere
  • Graphic Designer during the week

02:40 What if Something Goes Wrong?

  • Something Will Go Wrong, It's only a matter of time
  • Think Logically and work through potential Issues. View the Using This On Stage Lesson for Tips

03:48 Doesn't this take too much time?

  • Work Time up Front
  • Do the work once, and it's done!

04:31 Benefits of Automating Lyrics

04:36 Freedom to Repeat a Song Section

04:57 Provides Consistency and Excellence

05:31 Minimize Distractions

05:48 Does this Work for a Small Church?

06:14 The Cost for this isn't very high

06:35 Easy to do this

06:48 One Person could do this

07:14 Gear List

07:19 ProPresenter 5 or 6

07:51 MIDI Module

08:22 Ableton Live

09:30 ProPresenter MIDI Cues

In this course you’ll learn how to use Ableton Live to Control ProPresenter for lyrics and video. We’ll take a look at how to do this in both ProPresenter 5 and 6 and show you the differences between the two versions. You’ll learn how to program cues and load them into a set efficiently, so you don’t have to repeat your work every week. And finally you’ll learn how you can skip around and repeat sections of your songs, and the lyrics will follow.

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