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Ableton Live Tips & Tricks

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Chapter 1 : Effects

  • Autopan Gate 5:10

    Autopan Gate

    Learn a lesser known use for Ableton Live's built in Autopanner.

  • Delays into Flangers 7:43

    Delays into Flangers

    See how to use the built-in delay to create a tuneable chorus / flanger rack.

  • The Double Track Rack 8:35

    The Double Track Rack

    Create your own instant double tracking rack to create wide, phat sounds.

  • Fun with Inverting 5:39

    Fun with Inverting

    Prevent effects from robbing volume from your mix by using phase inversion and natural cancellation of sound.

  • Multiband Split Effects 8:54

    Multiband Split Effects

    Discover the 'better' way to create a multiband split signal and apply effects to each part, even multiband sidechaining.

  • Inline NY Compression 4:20

    Inline NY Compression

    Learn how to set up and use inline parallel compression without the use of sends New York style.

  • Wet / Dry Knob 7:33

    Wet / Dry Knob

    See how to add a wet / dry parameter to any built-in or 3rd party effect in Ableton Live.

Chapter 2 : Mixing

  • Oversampling & High Quality 8:31

    Oversampling & High Quality

    Learn why high quality doesn't always result in 'high quality'.

  • EQ3 6:45

    EQ3

    Discover how that handy EQ3 may actually be causing you headaches along the way.

  • Utility Volume 3:47

    Utility Volume

    Get a quick tip on how to make complex volume automation bend to your will.

Chapter 3 : Production

  • Borrowing Grooves 5:12

    Borrowing Grooves

    Learn how to pull MIDI data from any musical material and how to modify it to suit your needs.

  • Chromatic Sampling 7:16

    Chromatic Sampling

    See how to use Ableton Live like a giant sampler and create your own chromatically playable samples without using any plug-ins.

  • MIDI Mangling 8:12

    MIDI Mangling

    Discover how easy it is to generate, route and mangle MIDI data in Ableton Live, and generate your own 'happy accidents'.

  • MIDI Warping 4:19

    MIDI Warping

    Explore the hidden MIDI stretching features in Ableton Live.

  • Multi Envelopes & Transient Shaping 6:21

    Multi Envelopes & Transient Shaping

    Learn how to make your own multistage envelopes and transient shapers, without any plug-ins.

  • Never Ending MIDI Note 4:00

    Never Ending MIDI Note

    Learn how to create a never ending MIDI note in Ableton Live for long effects and or sounds.

  • Random Session Automation 7:08

    Random Session Automation

    Use MIDI loopback to generate random automation for any parameter in Session View.

  • Return Feedback Loops 6:51

    Return Feedback Loops

    Watch the different ways to use the sends to create dub like feedback loops.

  • Time Synced Simpler 7:56

    Time Synced Simpler

    Learn how to add the much missed BPM sync to Simpler.

  • Tuning Samples 4:05

    Tuning Samples

    Discover how to tune any sample to play properly on your MIDI Controller keyboard.

  • Vocoder Shaker 5:51

    Vocoder Shaker

    See how to use Ableton Live's built in vocoder to create shaker and hi-hat loops out of anything.

Chapter 4 : Workflow

  • Default Presets 3:18

    Default Presets

    Explore the different ways to set and use the default presets.

  • Slicing Presets 4:50

    Slicing Presets

    Discover how to design your own beat slicing presets for any style of music.

  • Frozen Bits 3:37

    Frozen Bits

    Learn a seldom used trick regarding frozen tracks and the different bit depths Ableton Live uses, and how to possibly save some hard drive space.

  • Impulse Secret Group 3:32

    Impulse Secret Group

    Learn about the hidden choke feature in Impulse and how it can improve realistic drum programming.

  • MP3 Housekeeping 3:20

    MP3 Housekeeping

    Discover that Ableton Live doesn't actually play MP3 files and a tip on how to save a bunch of hard drive space for DJs.

  • Multiwarping 2:44

    Multiwarping

    Learn how to do phase accurate warping on multiple tracks simultaneously.

  • One Button Live Looping 5:46

    One Button Live Looping

    Learn how to create perfect 1 - 8 bar loops using 1 button when using Ableton Live 'live'.

  • Template Setup 3:24

    Template Setup

    Speed up initial song creation time by making your own custom auto-loading template.

  • User Remote Scripts Intro 13:43

    User Remote Scripts Intro

    Delve into the unsupported User Remote Scripts and discover how to make all of Ableton Live's parameters automatically map to any MIDI controller.

Product Overview


"Ableton Live Tips & Tricks" is presented by remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan, whose remixes have reached #1 on the UK dance charts and placed high on US Billboard, DMC and Australia ARIA charts. In this series, Tim digs deep into his Ableton Live locker and shows you the tips and tricks he uses most when working in Ableton Live.

Tim starts the series out with inspiring effect tricks that will improve your production's sound and impact, then covers cool mixing and production tips designed to open new doors when working in Ableton Live. Finally, Tim wraps up the offering with important workflow suggestions that will speed up your production process and make your life in Ableton Live easier, more enjoyable and productive.

Move your Ableton Live knowledge up a notch and improve your workflow and creativity with these awesome power packed tips and tricks from remix superstar Timothy Allan today.


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