Wouldn’t it be cool to know how to set up an Ableton Live session for live looping…but using your keyboard instead of a MIDI controller? We’ve got a tutorial for that.

In Part 1 of this how-to series from Digital Media Academy, we’ll teach you how to turn your laptop into a mobile sketchbook for your songs – where you can store ideas while on the go. Your expert guide is versatile musician Damien Verrett, who shows you the steps involved in creating the “perfect portable songwriting tool.”

You’ll be MIDI-free as Damien shows you how to use your computer keyboard for live looping.


This summer, mix it up with Digital Media Academy music production tech camps. You’ll learn with today’s best music production software – Ableton Live – and get hands-on instruction from experienced musicians and outstanding teachers who know how to connect with kids and teens.

And for those who want to take it up another notch beyond that, check out DMA’s two week music academies.

DMA Spring Savings are going on now – your chance to save on tech camp tuition. Our new summer camp season begins soon! Register now, and don’t forget to check back here for Part 2 of this series, and more great how-to’s from Digital Media Academy!

Multifaceted musician Damien Verrett is a singer/songwriter/producer from Sacramento, Calif. He performs under the stage name So Much Light.