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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

Ableton Push and other controller considerations

We already mentioned Ableton Push 2 (Figure 15.34) previously in this book when we looked at MIDI controller types, but I wanted to make sure that we dedicated a bit more time to looking at what Push is, as I truly believe that it is wonderful to have a dedicated MIDI controller to control the universe of Live with seamless integration, which enables you to treat it like an “instrument.” Nothing like Push integrates so well with Ableton Live!

Figure 15.34 – Ableton Push 2 in my studio

Figure 15.34 – Ableton Push 2 in my studio

Ableton Push 2 is the improved version following the success of Ableton Push 1.

Push allows you to lay down ideas even quicker than just using Live on its own. It also gives you an amazing tactile experience, as you literally feel like your music is at your fingertips. The improved display of Push 2 allows you to be able to barely look at your computer screen when you are using it.

You can use Push...