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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

Recording automation in the Session View

Recording automation in the Session View is similar to how we recorded automation in the Arrangement View.

The main difference is that the automation is written into the particular clip’s automation envelope that we are working with, not onto the timeline.

Let’s have a look at how this works:

  1. Drop an Auto Filter onto the 909 Core Kit track.
  2. Enable the Automation Arm button.
  3. Arm this 909 Core Kit track.
  4. Select the clip that you would like to record the automation to – in this case this will be the yellow clip called k+c+OH (don’t launch this clip though).
  5. We are going to decrease the cutoff Frequency parameter of the Auto Filter device toward the end of the clip. Now hit the Session Record button and move the Frequency parameter.
  6. The automation was recorded. To display it, double-click on the clip and hit the Envelopes tab at the Tool tabs, which you can find in the Clip View.