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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

Using Take Lanes in Live 11

Something exciting came along with the Live 11 update – a long-awaited function to be able to perform comping.

Comping will enable us to record multiple takes of audio within the same track and then pick the best parts of each take to create the perfect comp!

If you never carried out comping before, just think about it this way: you loop the section of the song where the singer is supposed to be singing the verse. You can let the singer sing that verse a couple of times on a loop record without any interruption and capture every single take they have performed in multiple Take Lanes.

Then, you can go into the Take Lanes and pick the best part of each. For example, maybe the beginning of the first take was pitchy, the second part was great, and, in the second take, the first part was great, but in the second part, the singer missed the last word.

Now, you are able to combine the great parts of both takes in a super fast, seamless way.