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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

Recording automation in the Arrangement View

We already learned how, in the previous section, to select a parameter for automation. In this section, we will take that further and record track automation in real time!

Take the following steps with me:

  1. We could automate mixer parameters, such as panning, volume fader, or even sends, as we learned that nearly all parameters in Live can be automated. However, for this example, we are going to automate a device parameter.
  2. Insert an Auto Filter effect onto the SYNTH 1 track.
  3. Make sure that Automation Mode is enabled.
  4. We also need to enable the Automation Arm button, as we are going to record automation.
Figure 11.8 – The Automation Arm button

Figure 11.8 – The Automation Arm button

  1. We are going to automate the frequency cutoff of the Auto Filter device we have just inserted and click on the Frequency parameter on Auto Filter, so the parameter appears with its automation lane and automation envelope (the value...