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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

MIDI Editing and MIDI Effects

In the previous chapter, we learned about various MIDI inputting techniques. We looked at using our mouse to input MIDI notes as well as how to play notes in real time.

Both techniques come with pros and cons, and there is no right way of sequencing MIDI; the right way is always going to be the one that we feel the most comfortable with.

This preference might be influenced by our key strengths as musicians and, perhaps, what genre we are producing.

In this chapter, we will explore these pros and cons further and learn how to correct errors with editing, and also have a look at how we can apply edits in a more creative way to improve our MIDI parts.

Furthermore, we will also be looking at some of Live’s MIDI effects to further enhance our MIDI sequencing experience and, with that, the potential results.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Basic MIDI editing functions
  • Exploring Quantize, velocity...