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The Music Producer's Creative Guide to Ableton Live 11

By : Anna Lakatos
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The Music Producer's Creative Guide to Ableton Live 11

By: Anna Lakatos

Overview of this book

The Music Producer's Guide to Ableton Live will help you sharpen your production skills and gain a deeper understanding of the Live workflow. If you are a music maker working with other digital audios workstations (DAWs) or experienced in Ableton Live, perhaps earlier versions, you’ll be able to put your newfound knowledge to use right away with this book. You’ll start with some basic features and workflows that are more suitable for producers from another DAW looking to transfer their skills to Ableton Live 11.2. As you explore the Live concept, you’ll learn to create expressive music using Groove and MIDI effects and demystify Live 11’s new workflow improvements, such as Note Chance and Velocity Randomization. The book then introduces the Scale Mode, MIDI Transform tools, and other key features that can make composition and coming up with melodic elements easier than ever before. It will also guide you in implementing Live 11's new and updated effects into your current workflow. By the end of this Ableton Live book, you’ll be able to implement advanced production and workflow techniques and amplify live performance capabilities with what the Live 11 workflow has to offer.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Part 1: The Live Concept and Workflow
Part 2: Creative Music Production Techniques with Ableton Live 11
Part 3: Deep Dive into Ableton Live

Exploring Device Racks in Live 11

In the previous chapter, we were learning about some of the brand-new and updated audio effects in Live 11.

We also looked at sidechaining techniques, and we discussed the differences between using effects as “insert effects” (effect inserted directly onto the tracks) and “send effects” (effect inserted onto a return track and then sending tracks to this return track).

We explored the benefits of using parallel processing with the return tracks.

In this chapter, we will further explore parallel processing but, instead, on a track basis via device racks.

We will be looking at Instrument, Effect, and Drum Racks, and take a look at the Rack improvements that were made with the Live 11 software update.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to Device Racks in Live
  • Instrument Racks
  • Effect Racks
  • Drum Racks