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    What is a Rack? (2:53)


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    Rack Types (3:41)


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    Loading & Saving (2:53)


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    Rack Layout (3:26)


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    Audio & MIDI Effect Racks (4:26)


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    Instrument Racks (2:37)


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    Drum Racks (3:01)


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    Using Multiple Chains (11:09)


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    Drum Rack Chains (7:00)


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    Advanced Drum Rack Chains (6:41)


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    Zones (6:59)


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    One Control to Rule Them All (9:25)


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    Advanced Racks (8:24)


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    Using Macro Controls with MIDI Controllers (4:45)


Ableton Certified Trainer Scottie Dugan is back with a collection of videos that will show you what you need to know to build, edit and play racks within Ableton Live 9. Watch and learn how racks are a powerful way to create amazing sounding instruments, effects and more within Ableton Live 9.

Scottie starts with an introduction to Live's racks and discusses the four different types and layouts. Next up, Scottie takes a closer look at each rack type individually, covering the Instrument, Drum, Audio and MIDI Effect racks.

Moving on, Scottie dives deeper into racks by exploring chains. You'll learn all about creating chains, mixing them and their routing before taking an even closer look at drum rack chains and their unique features. Zones are up next, and you'll discover how to use the key zones, velocity zones and chain selector macro controls.

Scottie wraps up this series with an in-depth look at the macro controls, the ability to use racks within racks, and using macro controls with MIDI controllers.

If you're new to Ableton Live 9 and its racks, or just want to further your rack knowledge and skills, this is the series to watch... Get "Live 9 Racks Explained" today.


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Mindio
Submitted 1 month ago

Very helpful!

Well explained with a lot of details and ideas for your projects. Thank you very much for the time you put in to make this great tutorial. Excellent Job!

I am a: Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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ecoambit
Submitted 7 months ago

Deep but to the point!

Excellent to get deeper knowledge into one of the most flexible and powerful concepts within Ableton Live.

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Nevee01
Submitted 8 months ago

Exceptional.

The instructor is great, to the point, and extremely creative. I feel every minute of these tutorials is efficient, which is something I highly appreciate.

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

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TRSR_1303
Submitted 8 months ago

Awesome as usual!

Just keep up the good work guys! :)

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Sevari
Submitted 10 months ago

superb tutorial on ableton racks

This is a beautifully organized and presented tutorial on what racks are, how they are created and managed, and examples of how they can be used.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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keng
Submitted 1 year ago

that's great

nice

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live

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Miss Omnia
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome tutorial

I've learned so much. Very clearly explained as well the teacher was to hear and understand.

I am a: Beginner, Producer, Hobbyist

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Gazelle
Submitted 1 year ago

Very informative

I am just starting with Ableton Live, but it was not difficult to follow this series. (I had already watched the Ableton Live Explained series) Even the more advanced video's were good to follow. So I think this is a good series for beginners and also for more experienced users. There is a lot of information in this series and it is presented clearly. Also small examples are shown to illustrate the concepts.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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Fabio Sirna
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and useful

i purchased this course few days ago to review and glue together concepts about racks in Ableton Live 9. Although i use Racks extensively in my job, this course represent a valuable resource to better understand the full potential of this useful Ableton live feature.Reccommended.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer

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tamer
Submitted 2 years ago

very very very good

it's really one of the best tutorials for Ableton ...great work

I am a: Professional

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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    Ableton Live Racks Explained

    Ableton Certified Trainer Scottie Dugan is back with a collection of videos that will show you what you need to know to build, edit and play racks within Ableton Live 9. Watch and learn how racks are a powerful way to create amazing sounding instruments, effects and more within Ableton Live 9.

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Ableton Live Racks Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Well explained with a lot of details and ideas for your projects. Thank you very much for the time you put in to make this great tutorial. Excellent Job!
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Deep but to the point! Excellent to get deeper knowledge into one of the most flexible and powerful concepts within Ableton Live.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exceptional. The instructor is great, to the point, and extremely creative. I feel every minute of these tutorials is efficient, which is something I highly appreciate.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome as usual! Just keep up the good work guys! :)
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from superb tutorial on ableton racks This is a beautifully organized and presented tutorial on what racks are, how they are created and managed, and examples of how they can be used.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from that's great nice
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome tutorial I've learned so much. Very clearly explained as well the teacher was to hear and understand.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative I am just starting with Ableton Live, but it was not difficult to follow this series. (I had already watched the Ableton Live Explained series) Even the more advanced video's were good to follow. So I think this is a good series for beginners and also for more experienced users. There is a lot of information in this series and it is presented clearly. Also small examples are shown to illustrate the concepts.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and useful i purchased this course few days ago to review and glue together concepts about racks in Ableton Live 9. Although i use Racks extensively in my job, this course represent a valuable resource to better understand the full potential of this useful Ableton live feature.Reccommended.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very very very good it's really one of the best tutorials for Ableton ...great work
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Hands down, the best! I had been looking for a in depth, highly detailed and easy to follow review of the Ableton Live features and capabilities and I finally found it.
Date published: 2016-10-05
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