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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

An introduction to multi-clip editing

We can also edit notes of multiple MIDI clips at the same time, within the MIDI Editor.

In Figure 5.33, I selected the legato clip from the Clean Reese track, the clip from the E-Piano track, and the k c hh m clip from the 808 Fairweather track that holds hi-hat notes by holding down the Cmd button and clicking on the desired clips.

Figure 5.33 – Multiple clips selected for multi-clip editing

Figure 5.33 – Multiple clips selected for multi-clip editing

You can see in the MIDI Editor that there are three clips selected, which are written in the Clip Detail View, and you can also see the loop braces of the three clips at the top of the MIDI Editor, which can be adjusted individually by clicking on the one that we want to adjust.

All the notes we are displaying can now be moved and edited together, even though they are clips from various tracks.

We can also choose to work with Focus mode, which will allow us to select a single clip for editing while we are still...