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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

Audio to MIDI Conversion, Slicing to MIDI, and the Simpler Device

In the previous chapter, we discovered the amazing world of device racks in Live. We looked at some of the ways they can be utilized for production and live performance and had a look at the improvements that the Live 11 software update brought to us.

In this chapter, we are going to check out some of my personal favorites: the audio-to-MIDI conversion feature and the Simpler device, among others.

You will learn about some wonderful creative tools that can enhance your workflow and can be especially useful when you are in a creative block or just simply finding it hard to spike a first initial idea and get started.

Furthermore, you will discover how you can quickly turn MIDI information into audio in Live, which can be helpful, for example, to commit to your ideas.

By looking at the Simpler device, you will quickly realize how efficient it is for creative sampling and sound design!

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