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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


In this chapter, we discussed the process of a track mixdown, and how you can approach it.

We also discussed advanced mixing techniques and how they can be carried out in Ableton Live, such as split-band processing to process sounds that engage multiple frequency ranges to maintain clarity.

We also looked at sidechaining reverbs for corrective and creative applications, parallel compression to bring more flavor to our sounds, and mid-side EQing to take further control of the stereo field.

Furthermore, we talked about how you can prepare your mix for mastering to ensure that your mastering engineer can do the best possible job as you provide them with the appropriate export of your mixed song.

In the next chapter, we will look at how to manage your files and troubleshoot in Ableton Live.