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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

MIDI controllers

MIDI controllers send MIDI information to your software (in this case, Ableton Live), and external synths can be connected to mixing desks and even control lighting for shows.

There are many MIDI controllers available made by many different manufacturers in the market. They have become very popular and widely used because they can be accessed even on a super low budget. Because there are so many different types of MIDI controllers out there, we will look at a few things you can take into consideration when picking the best one for you or looking to upgrade.

If you have already done a quick search on the internet, you may have noticed that there are many different types of controllers available, sometimes even on the same MIDI controller device. There can be keys, pads, faders, touchpads, wheels, encoders, and knobs, to name the most popular ones.

You can get MIDI controllers that only have one type of the previously mentioned controllers, which means it is...