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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

Utilizing Arrangement and Organization Techniques in our Ableton Live Project

In the previous chapter, we learned how to utilize audio-to-MIDI conversion, convert MIDI to audio, slice audio to MIDI, and discovered how to use the Simpler device. All these features are amazing for sparking your creativity and helping you to get started.

In this chapter, we will look at some crucial workflow techniques for arranging in Live. We will explore how we can move clips and scenes from the Session View into the Arrangement View and how we can utilize Locators and organize our session for better navigation.

As an active producer, you probably already know the building blocks of an arrangement for certain genres and the importance of a good arrangement.

Even if the produced parts and all the musical ideas are awesome, they will still need a properly executed arrangement in order to tell the story and take the listener on a journey with your music.

A good arrangement will have plenty...