Some of the effects in Live have a hidden ability: sidechaining. Compression is sometimes used with a sidechain, although you can apply the same technique to other effects too – gate and autofilter effects also have a sidechain option.
Here’s what sidechaining does and how to use it in Ableton Live.
There’s a whole lot of great Ableton Live tutorial videos floating around the web – and there’s also a whole lot of not so good ones.
To save you from wading through the large sea of videos that is Youtube, I’ve compiled a list with 10 of the best. Enjoy!
Ableton Live racks provide a great way of combining multiple Live devices into a single effects rack. This allows you to create your own instruments, midi, or audio effects that you can reuse with ease.
We’re going to take that one step further, and assign macro controls to a rack. Macros are an extremely powerful tool, letting you tweak multiple live devices to perfection – all without having to worry about the multitude of effects or instruments hiding underneath the rack!
Automating time signature and tempo changes in Live isn’t all that straightforward, especially if you’re doing it for the first time.
You probably won’t need to automate these parameters a whole lot, but when you do want to, it’s nice to know how to go about it! Read on for a quick tutorial.
Send/return tracks provide a great and precise way of adding a single effect to multiple tracks. Unlike using track routing to do the same job, this method allows you to control how much of the effect is applied to each track – sends/returns can be a very powerful tool if you know how to use them.
Here’s how to use send/return tracks in Ableton Live.
Track routing is an important aspect of any audio related software. It lets you specify where you want the output from each track to go, meaning that you can do things like apply one audio effect to a whole bunch of tracks with ease.
Track routing is also a great way of organizing your tracks – this is especially handy when you’ve got a lot on the go! Here’s how to get started with track routing in Live.