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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


We have arrived at the end of another chapter. In this chapter, we dived into features and considerations for performing live using Ableton Live, such as approaching live performances by looking at the two views that Live has to offer, as well as Clip Launch options to customize how clips are set up for playback in your set. We covered dummy clips and how to use them, and also explored the word of syncing using Ableton Link and MIDI.

Furthermore, we looked at how to use Cue Out, which allows you to separate the metronome from the music in your project so that you can include the metronome in a headphone mix that is not heard by your audience through the speakers. We took the headphone mix topic even further and investigated the possibility of setting up a headphone mix that includes the metronome but with additional control over the volume of each track going into the headphone mix, which differs from what the audience hears through the speakers, by using Sends and Return...