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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

Interesting Mixing Techniques in Live 11

Mixing down your track is an important part of the creative process. This is the stage where you blend all the tracks of your project by balancing levels, panning, frequencies, and dynamics, as well as applying creative processing to sounds to create the desired sound characteristics and a sense of depth in your song. In this process, you bring out the best of your sounds and create a cohesive balance between them. Mixing is usually done by a mixing engineer, but it is not unusual in the modern age for the producer to mix their own songs down, so it is definitely a good skill to master to be self-sufficient. Sometimes, with certain genres (specifically in electronic music), some parts of mixing start while the track is still being produced as part of the sound design process, or it is necessary to make elements of a track sound genre appropriate within the production process.

Mixing is a huge topic, and there are many books written about...