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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

Implementing Automation and Modulation

Automation is a change of parameters over time, which is programmed into your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

There are multiple reasons why you might want to implement automation. It can be used for corrective reasons, such as automating the volume of your tracks in the project for mixing purposes, and for loads of creative purposes, for example, automating device parameters, such as a Dry/Wet control of reverb at the end of the vocal phrase.

Automation also can enhance the dynamics of your arrangement, help with transitioning from section to section, and provide some interest for certain instruments.

In this chapter, we will discover how we can work with automation in both the Session and Arrangement Views.

We are going to cover the following key topics in this chapter:

  • Tempo and time signature changes
  • Recording automation in the Arrangement View
  • Recording automation in the Session View
  • Drawing and editing automation...