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Ableton Live 10: Tips & Tricks

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:59

    Muliplier welcomes you to the course and discusses the purpose of these tips/tricks/workflows/ideas.

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    Tutorial 2

    Mono & Laptop Check

    2:03

    This video explains how to use MIDI map, utility, and EQ 8 to create a physical 'mono check' and 'laptop check' button.

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    Tutorial 3

    Sidechaining Drum to Crackle

    3:53

    Learn how to use a gate in sidechain mode to add an evolving 'crackle'/character layer to a drum sound.

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    Tutorial 4

    Custom Dry/Wet

    2:49

    Get an introduction to chain selection and audio effect racks, and use this technique to add a 'dry wet' parameter to any effect or combination of effects.

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    Tutorial 5

    Group Sidechain Trick

    0:48

    This trick shows how to 'freeze' a track with sidechain effects (such as sidechain compression or gating).

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    Tutorial 6

    EQ 8 vs Auto Filter

    1:58

    Learn how to increase your sound quality by understanding the difference between EQ 8 and Auto Filter, and when this difference is most important.

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    Tutorial 7

    More Sidechain Compression

    2:35

    Take your sidechain compression to the next level with these two concepts/techniques.

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    Tutorial 8

    Follow Actions

    2:48

    Learn about Follow Actions, and use this example as inspiration to get creative with them yourself!

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    Tutorial 9

    Vocal Harmony Rack

    1:34

    In this video, learn a technique to create an audio effect rack that takes any vocal, and turns it into multiple vocals singing different notes (eg major chord).

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    Tutorial 10

    Envelope Followers

    2:40

    Multiplier discusses envelope followers, and how you can use them to make amd modulate anything.. yes!

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    Tutorial 11

    Rhythmic Reverb

    2:14

    This video shows how to combine a percussive foley sample and Convolution Reverb Pro, to create something I call 'rhythmic reverb'.

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    Tutorial 12

    Setting Up AB Test

    2:24

    Learn how to quickly and correctly check a change you made, by setting up an 'AB Test'. In the process, learn about Key Map Mode, and gain compensation.

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    Tutorial 13

    High Quality Modes

    2:59

    Learn about the hidden high quality modes, and whether or not you should actually use them!

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    Tutorial 14

    Level Metering

    5:18

    An in-depth look at the level meters, where it's ok to go 'above zero', where it's not, where it sometimes is, and the difference between light green and dark green meters.

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    Tutorial 15

    Scale MIDI Channel Workflow

    3:36

    This workflow allows you to play in any scale/key, without knowing music theory. Going one step further than simply using the scale MIDI effect.

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    Tutorial 16

    Piano Roll "Folding"

    1:11

    Learn about piano roll 'folding', and one interesting application of it I developed.

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    Tutorial 17

    MIDI Chords Human Offset

    1:55

    Let me show you a trick to automatically give some quantised chords, a 'human', unquantised feeling.

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    Tutorial 18

    Creating a Notepad

    1:38

    This video highlights a hidden feature called 'Info Text', and how you can use it to create a 'notepad' in your project.

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    Tutorial 19

    Resampling Mode & Pitch Drop

    2:30

    Two techniques in one here, resampling mode (to quickly record audio), and a hidden 'pitch drop' effect.

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    Tutorial 20

    Preferences

    4:45

    Some preferences have consequences that aren't obvious, and these are important.. let me explain.

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    Tutorial 21

    Using Chokes

    1:13

    Learn about an obscure (but often useful!) feature, buried away in drum racks.

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    Tutorial 22

    Sampler Keyzones

    2:11

    Learn how to allocate different instruments, to different parts of the keyboard. In this example, one instrument for the bass notes, another for the lead.

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    Tutorial 23

    MIDI Drawing Tips

    1:23

    Working fast allows you to quickly try ideas, and capture that creative inspiration. These tips will get you working fast in the piano roll.

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    Tutorial 24

    Sample Pack Drum Rack

    3:14

    This video demonstrates how to create a single drum rack that contains an entire sample pack, with macro controls for each drum type.

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    Tutorial 25

    Sidechain Auto Filter

    5:31

    Learn how to use a different channel to modulate a filter. Two examples, one rhythmic (with the kick), and another more creative, for sound design.

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    Tutorial 26

    Haas Effect

    5:42

    Discover the classic 'Haas Effect' for making something wide. This video uses simple delay, and addresses some potential problems you may run into.

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    Tutorial 27

    Repeating Legato Chord

    2:28

    In this video, Multipier demonstrates a workflow he created for figuring out chord progressions using the Arpeggiator MIDI effect, and Velocity MIDI effect.

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    Tutorial 28

    Multiband Anything!

    2:15

    Learn how to leverage the multiband algorithms in 'Multiband Dynamics', to create your own custom multiband processing rack.

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    Tutorial 29

    Optimizing the Arrangement Space

    2:02

    Make the most of screen space available with these tips and tricks.

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    Tutorial 30

    Some MIDI Map Limits

    2:40

    Discover MIDI Map limits, and a creative application of them, to give any parameter a more 'human' feeling.

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    Tutorial 31

    Getting Creative with Resonators

    2:17

    Explore the 'Resonators' effect by turning a drum loop into some guitar chords.

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    Tutorial 32

    Non-Destructive Quantization

    1:51

    Another obscure trick to add your arsenal! Quantisation, in a way that can always be 'undone'.

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    Tutorial 33

    Split Stereo & Utility Stereo

    1:58

    Level up your stereo processing control with 'Split Stereo' (new to Live 10), and Utility.

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    Tutorial 34

    The Auto Pan Zero Phase Trick

    1:33

    Learn how to take Auto Pan, and turn it into an amplitude modulator! (also known as 'Tremolo').

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    Tutorial 35

    Multiple MIDI Clip Editing

    1:21

    New to Live 10, you can edit multiple MIDI clips on the same piano roll. I also explain when this is most useful.

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    Tutorial 36

    Simpler to Sampler

    0:56

    How to convert Simpler into Sampler (and vice verse), and when this is most useful.

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    Tutorial 37

    -6dB & Copy to Sibling

    1:05

    Discover the importance of -6dB, as well as a useful little trick for when working with racks, 'Copy to Sibling'.

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    Tutorial 38

    Automating Velocity

    1:53

    This video shows how to automate velocity, using an audio effect rack, and the 'Velocity' MIDI effect.

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    Tutorial 39

    Normalizing & Show in Finder

    1:26

    Two quick little tips, relating to 'Consolidate'.

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    Tutorial 40

    Defaults

    1:45

    Harness the power of defaults to save time repeating the same thing, over and over again. Over and over again.

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    Tutorial 41

    Capture & MIDI Warp

    1:40

    Explore a feature new to Live 10, 'Capture', and how to fix it when things go wrong, using MIDI warp.

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    Tutorial 42

    Crossfade

    2:33

    Discover a somewhat hidden feature called 'Crossfade', and how to customise the crossfade algorithm too!

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    Tutorial 43

    The Drum Rack Choose Workflow

    1:35

    Use this technique to audition and extract a drum sound, in a much more expressive (and fun!) way.

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    Tutorial 44

    Hotswap

    1:42

    A useful little trick to quickly swap out presets.. and samples!

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    Tutorial 45

    Collections

    1:25

    New to Live 10, this allows you to favourite 'collections' of things in the browser. You can favourite more than you'd think, and I show two examples to get you thinking.

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    Tutorial 46

    Shortcuts

    4:05

    Shortcuts are the secret to working fast, and working fast is the secret to getting your creative ideas down in your DAW. Here are the best ones, and how to learn them

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    Tutorial 47

    Random Modulate Anything!

    1:55

    This video shows how to use 'LFO' to randomly modulate anything you like!

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    Tutorial 48

    Glitchy Vocal Groove Trick

    2:03

    An obscure trick (involving the groove pool) to get you thinking, and inspired to push Ableton features in ways they weren't originally intended.

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    Tutorial 49

    Ping Pong Freeze & Repitch Mode

    1:37

    An unusual (but super fun!) sound design trick involving Ping Pong Delay and a hidden 'Repitch Mode'.

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    Tutorial 50

    Arp MIDI Drum Loop Workflow

    2:50

    This is an innovative workflow I created for creating drum loops.. using a Drum Rack, and an Arpeggiator MIDI effect.

Adam Pollard, aka Multiplier, delivers some of his best tips and tricks for Ableton Live 10. Discover and explore a vast range of topics covering workflow, editing, production, mixing and more, all allowing you to get the most from Ableton Live 10!

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Khobe
Submitted 1 day ago

Game changer experience.

Those snippets are straight to the point and so helpful, really really good.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

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JerryLive
Submitted 1 week ago

Some great tips...

Stuff you never thot of...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Game Designer, Ableton Live, Mixcraft

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KyleIanMac
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Great !

So far i love the simplicity and strait to the point of every tip and trick !

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live

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Rival
Submitted 2 weeks ago

learned sth new

could learn some new tricks to enhance my workflow

I am a: Semi-Pro, Ableton Live

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uncut410
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Inspiring and informative

Just the right amount of essential 'things to know' and creative techniques that inspire.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Guitarnate27
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Excellent video!

Multiplier touches on so many different and unique teachings that can benefit the beginner to advanced student alike. Great job on this tutorial!

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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greek620
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Unexpected.

I have been using ableton for 7 years and I still learned quite a bit with this tutorial. Thank you.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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Ableton Live 10: Tips & Tricks is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Game changer experience. Those snippets are straight to the point and so helpful, really really good.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Some great tips... Stuff you never thot of...
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great ! So far i love the simplicity and strait to the point of every tip and trick !
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from learned sth new could learn some new tricks to enhance my workflow
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Inspiring and informative Just the right amount of essential 'things to know' and creative techniques that inspire.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Unexpected. I have been using ableton for 7 years and I still learned quite a bit with this tutorial. Thank you.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent video! Multiplier touches on so many different and unique teachings that can benefit the beginner to advanced student alike. Great job on this tutorial!
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