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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

Playing live with Ableton Live

There are multiple ways that live performance can be approached in Live and if you have ever dived into how accomplished artists use Live on stage, you most probably already came by the fact that some will use the Session View while others will use Arrangement View.

There is no right or wrong way to do it; it depends on your workflow and preferences.

When you perform with the Session View, how long parts of the set last is fully in your control, as you control that by launching clips and scenes. Performing with the Session View will also give you more opportunities for improvisation. However, this performance style will also require punctuality and focus to make sure everything is controlled the way you want it in terms of the structure being played back live, while you also might be busy with effect manipulation and playing external instruments.

Performing in the Arrangement View gives you the level of safety that you are playing along to a...