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How To Master Audio In Ableton Live

Disclaimer: I am not a Mastering Engineer, nor do I pretend to be. This guide is meant to get your overall mix sounding competitive with other “pro” mixes. I cover adjusting Levels, Limiting and overall EQ. All of this is subjective, so please feel free to share your comments or tips. This tutorial serves to show that Mastering your songs can be done in Ableton Live. I agree that put into the hands of a professional Mastering Engineer, your mixes

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How To Emulate A TB-303 With Ableton’s Operator

The TB-303 bass synthesizer, released in 1982, is for known its harsh leads and squelchy bass lines. It helped create the Acid House movement in the mid 1980’s and has been used over and over on multiple tracks since. Costing around $2,000 for the hardware version, you can now emulate an accurate sound with Live’s Operator synth. Here’s how: 1. Loading Operator And Programming The Sequence First, load Operator into an empty MIDI track in Session View. An initialized Operator

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Efficient MIDI Note Editing Tutorial In Ableton Live

Here are 6 tips to work more efficiently when editing MIDI Notes in Ableton Live’s Piano Roll view. 1. Double Click To Draw And Erase Notes A few people overlook this one (including myself for awhile). In Live’s MIDI Editor instead of entering “Draw Mode”, double click to draw in notes in a desired area. Double click the note to erase it. Double click to add and erase notes in Ableton’s MIDI editor. 2. Hold Shift+Up Or Down Arrow To

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MPC Style Note Repeats in Ableton With Impulse And Beat Repeat

November 22, 2010 MPC Style Note Repeats With Impulse And Beat Repeat Looking to add a little more flavor to your live drum programming? For years, owners of the legendary Akai MPC series have been able to create stuttering note repeats and drum rolls with the flick of switch. Today I am going to show you how to achieve these exact same results with a copy of Ableton Live’s Impulse Drum Machine and Beat Repeat. Thanks to Daniel for this

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Ableton Treats: Creative Diversity — 5 Live Packs

Ableton are back once again with a sweet treat: Creative Diversity — 5 Live Packs containing 1.5GB of sounds from international Ableton artists. This collection represents the regional and musical diversity of the Ableton community, featuring experimental sonic textures and drum kits courtesy of Saturn Never Sleeps (USA), funky, Neo-Afro live stylings from Gazelle (South Africa), a breakdown of “Hit Me” — the Italo-disco take on Ian Dury’s classic by Telonius (Germany), as well as the results of a sampling

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Top 5 Free VST Plugins For Ableton Live (Mac Edition)

November 17, 2010 Top 5 Free VST Plugins For Ableton Live (Mac Edition) It’s been a long time coming Mac users, but here is a definitive guide to 5 free VST plugins for Mac OSX. They can be used in any music production program that support VST, but since this is a blog dedicated to Ableton Live, these are – of course – geared towards electronic music production. 1. Audio Damage Fuzz Plus Audio Damage make some amazingly high quality

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How To Create An Analog Drum Machine Collection In Ableton

November 15, 2010 How To Create An Analog Drum Machine Collection In Ableton In this tutorial, I am going to show you how you can create your very own collection of classic, analog drum machines, all for free! We’ll be using the classic Roland TR-606 drum machine in this example. However, the techniques shown in this tutorial will work for any of the dozens of drum machine samples found at Music Machines: samples. Step 1.) Go to Music Machines: samples

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Creating A Phased Out Retro Synth Pad With Analog

November 12, 2010 How To Create A Phased Out Retro Synth Pad With Analog Synth pads are versatile little creatures. They can serve as the lush background for a full track, or (in a lot of Ambient music’s case) serve as the front-man on tracks. Either way, pads are fun to program and even funner to play. In this tutorial i’ll show you how to carve out a nice, phase-ey retro synth pad with Ableton’s Analog. Step 1.) Start off

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How To Program A Bass Sound In Ableton’s Operator

November 11, 2010 How To Program A Bass Sound In Ableton’s Operator Operator may not be the first synth you would consider for bass in Ableton Live (usually that’s reserve for the much fatter “Analog”). However, with minimal tweaking, you can program your own, smooth bass sounds in a matter of minutes. Operator…I’m Looking for an Oscillator… Operator’s 4 oscillators make it easy to sculpt straight forward bass sounds. Even loading up a copy of Operator (with it’s default Sine

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How To Use Automation In Ableton Live’s Arrangement View

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> How To Use Automation In Ableton Live’s Arrangement View | Ableton Life Ableton Life - An Ableton Live Tutorial Blog Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Show Your Support! Show your support to Ableton Life by donating! We appreciate any and all donations. You can help to keep this the best Ableton Live tutorial blog on the web. --> Other Useful Sites Tom Cosm's Ableton Live

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