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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)
1
Part 1: The Live Concept and Workflow
7
Part 2: Creative Music Production Techniques with Ableton Live 11
15
Part 3: Deep Dive into Ableton Live

To get the most out of this book

You will need to install Ableton Live 11.2.7 Suite or later version.

Some features in earlier versions might not be available.

The book was written and illustrated with macOS screenshots. Some of the keyboard shortcuts are different on a Windows machine as included in the book.

However, you can access the extensive list of keyboard shortcuts for both macOS and Windows here: https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/live-keyboard-shortcuts/

Software/hardware covered in the book

Operating system requirements

Ableton Live 11.2.7 Suite

macOS or Windows

For additional built-in Live lessons, you can navigate to View | Help View inside Live. It is suggested to download a couple of additional Live Pack content (which are part of the Live 11 Suite license) besides the Core Library for a greater selection of sounds and devices.