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Create with MPE in Live 11


Date & Time: Tuesday 20th April 6pm UK

Level: Beginner

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

Session Learning Outcomes

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

  • 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

Session Study Topics

  • Using MPE
  • MPE devices in Live
  • MPE controllers
  • Creatively using MPE


  • A computer and internet connection
  • A web cam and mic
  • A Zoom account
  • Access to a copy of Live 11 (i.e. trial or full license)

About the workshop leader

Mel is a London based music producer, vocalist and educator.

She spends most of her time teaching people how to make music with Ableton Live and Push. When she's not doing any of the above, she makes educational content and helps music teachers and schools integrate technology into their classrooms. She is particularly interested in training and supporting female and non-binary people to succeed in the music world.

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