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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

Working with video in Live

I personally do loads of video tutorials, and for those, I tend to do the voice-over recording, dialog, music, sound effect editing, and mixing to sync to the motion picture in Live. It is super-easy to import and instantly start composing, recording, and editing the sound for video content.

Live will not turn into video editing software, so ensure that you have your final video edit ready to work with. However, you can import the final video and its corresponding audio, which you can quickly replace or add to using your current knowledge of the software. At the end, you can export a file that contains the video and the edited audio as well.

You can import video by dragging and dropping a video file into Live from your computer or browser.

If you drop it into the Arrangement View, straight away, you will see the waveform of the audio of the video on the timeline in a clip – the Video Window will also pop up, displaying the video (Figure 13...