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The Music Producer's Creative Guide to Ableton Live 11

By : Anna Lakatos
Book Image

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


And with that, we have reached the end of this chapter.

I hope this chapter gets your creative juices flowing!

We looked at how we can use audio-to-MIDI conversion to extract MIDI data out of audio material and customize it to our taste so that we can build on it, which is sometimes just what we need when we don’t seem to be able to get started creatively.

We also looked at how to turn MIDI data into audio by using the Freeze and Flatten functions.

We also explored how we can slice audio to MIDI to be able to trigger the audio slices with MIDI data, as well as exploring the Simpler device, not just to slice and dice but also to have a look at the sound design possibilities that this “simple” but powerful device can provide us with.

In the next chapter, we will dive into arrangement techniques and project organization!