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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


In this chapter, we dove into some truly unique features of Live! We had a look at how we can make Live follow the tempo of an external audio source by using Tempo Follower, and we also discovered the amazing and updated Follow Action features.

We also introduced the world of M4L, which I hope managed to grab your attention enough to perhaps further explore this huge topic in the future, or just to comfortably work with and search for already-made M4L devices.

In addition, we also had a look at how we can work with video in Live. This is something that you can get started with super-easily, and in my opinion, sometimes composing for a motion picture can really give you a break from music while still working on music, and this is because you are visually stimulated too. Composing to a video clip also can help get you out of a creative block, which you might experience sometimes when you load up an empty project and no ideas start to flow. With a video in hand, your starting...