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Ableton Live 5 Tips

Postby acapella on Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:06 pm

I'm sure that there's something in here for everybody.

Ableton Live 5 Tips from OReilly.

16min long ableton live video < if you can understand chinese then you'll get a load more out of this one :P

Ableton's site
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Postby ilson on Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:09 am

I do believe that viddy was in Japanese...wish i paid more attention to the tv show I used to watch on "how to speak japanese", I watched it everyday after school due to boredom...and yet I retained nothing..
oh well, still picked up on some of it just watching it...you hear the odd bit of english thrown in...
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Postby DJ Val on Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:37 pm

morphicresonance wrote:theres a computer music special on ableton with loads of run throughs and tutorial files for noobs like me worth a look in - i really need to buy a copy now - you can win a copy in the cm special plus one of those dj fadermebobs - theres four left to win as im winning one of them :smt045


You wouldn't have the link to this would you?

Take care

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Postby rishi on Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:43 am

I found this article on warping to be extremley helpful for "rock solid Warping"

http://www.joshvon.com/tech/rock-solid-warping-101.htm
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Postby acapella on Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:34 pm

rishi wrote:I found this article on warping to be extremley helpful for "rock solid Warping"

http://www.joshvon.com/tech/rock-solid-warping-101.htm


Oh nice, yeah sat thru a lot of that a few weeks ago.. gotta love the devotion it takes ppl like Josh just to come up with such an accurate document, the screenshots, the whole text, the trial and error, typos..

crazy..!
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Postby gmunday on Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:20 pm

Hi guys I've already posted this elsewhere, but how big is the internet?, if you haven't already seen it, I'll post it here aswell.

This little tutorial goes really to live newbies, although I suppose anyone might get use out of it. The aim of the tutorial is really about the performance of using live, and a simple way to keep cpu down. Sorry to those if this has been posted before.

"bouncing". Yes, you can do it using automation or manual for that matter. What I like to do is following, for example:

1) create an audio track and name it to "bass"
2) create another audio track and name it to "bassmstr" where mstr = master
3) obviously record some kind of bass riff
4) add a shed load of effects to bass, tweak them live or do whatever
5) make sure the automation (or basic sample records .. for god sake)
6) route the output of bass to bassmstr
7) record to track bassmstr for aslong as it takes
8) delete effects on the original bass channel
9) delete the original bass channel

so now you should have a bounced audio sample with your shed loads of effects / automation from the original track playing as a basic audio sample without tons of hungry cpu eating effects using 1-2% of cpu.

You can do the same using midi vsts. You can record you playing the vst on a midi channel to an audio track in realtime using the trick of routing. Just setup your routing so the midi channel with that vst outputs to an audio track, set the monitor to in, receive input from midi to that channel and there you have it. No need to open up anymore vsts. I love routing.

Using routing enables alot of possibilities. You can build and construct different variations of loops so that your computer only ever has to play audio samples. You can chain any track to another, or create multiple samples. This is great if you have done the automation work previously, since data records in realtime remember. Routing to audio samples is not so good for live performance since this defeats the object of reducing cpu load, but oh well I dare say there is an answer for everything using live. You can still use effects in realtime after, just no need for as many.

Another basic tip, I find recording / mixing at the lowest possible channel level gives much more headroom for eq / compression / effects etc. I always set the channel's volumes to half way, and just turn up my external sound source. Always make sure the master is set to max!!! When I'm ready to master I can do so cleanly. Eq out unwanted frequencies and add the effect - louder compressor. The eq will now sound very "middy", but change this, just make sure you don't clip. Reduce the threshold and you should get some decent sounding side chain. Never put anything serious on the master channel until you are happy with your mix. Eq to taste.

Another trick. Construct a basic barebones track. Create drums + bass + some lead / pad variation. Now import vocal riffs (this is where vocaloid can actually sounds good) into live which (if you had sense would be in the same key / in tune - if not dont worry, we can fix this later). Now select the vocal loop. Reverse it - add high reverb and make it sound very long, filter out unwanted frequencies and add some of your favourite effects to the vocals. Blimey!!!! reverse creates really good ambient sounding vocals which, not only don't make sense, but sound amazing!. Use the octave / semitone functions to change the pitch / tune of the vocal.

Just explore.

Slow the vocals down without affecting the whole thing and see what You get.
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Postby gmunday on Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:23 pm

I've done it again :S

*external sound source = monitors or what ever. Just don't clip.
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LIVE TUTORIALS

Postby DJ Val on Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:02 pm

If anyone is new to Ableton like myself I've just found this useful site with free tutorials. I've only watched a couple and so far they've been really helpful
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Re: LIVE TUTORIALS

Postby acapella on Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:21 am

DJ Val wrote:If anyone is new to Ableton like myself I've just found this useful site with free tutorials. I've only watched a couple and so far they've been really helpful


Nice one Val!

I'm that that site with all the Ableton Live videos will help out a lot of producers here who are already using it or those perhaps interested to see what Live is all about.
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Postby ulonix on Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:17 am

very good one!!
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Postby theonedj on Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:01 pm

good article, thanks
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Postby dreier on Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:27 am

really nice thx
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that's cool! i am palnning to buy LIVE !!!

Postby djalexto on Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:49 am

live is suppose to be much more for dj's than garage band right?
in terms of making bootlegs.
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Postby lexamazing on Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:15 pm

nice i'm newbie here. and trying to learn ableton and reasons
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Postby Will Kinsella on Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:03 pm

Some interesting stuff there. wish i spoke chinese. have been using Ableton with Reason. good crack.
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Postby tjo on Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:58 pm

Some great links provided above, thanks very much.

Another I've come across that hasn't been mentioned yet is http://www.abletonlivedj.com/

There's a decent forum section with some good tips, enjoy :)
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Postby elcy_ruler on Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:05 pm

Thanks for this tutorial and for all links.
Somebody know french links?
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Postby trevorlaprell on Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:02 am

Don't speak Japanese but I've found some pretty useful tips over at VTC.com in their Live5 tutorials
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Postby Crazy_Blue on Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:07 am

LMAO... I don't think it's meant for everyone
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Postby tunez on Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:46 am

i used ablenton but i like protools better
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Postby LoGiCa on Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:50 pm

Nice tutorial, Good Work.
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Postby djven_om on Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:54 am

Thanks alot for that :D:D:D:D
NOW its time for practice
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Postby zubvubbie on Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:55 pm

Thnaxalot, been looking for this for a long time
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Postby uncle_bulgaria_ on Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:13 pm

thanks, this was really helpful
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Postby dj-shae-nz on Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:34 pm

is there any advantages to using ableton instead of acid
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Postby jvstin on Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:07 pm

thanks
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Postby mofdonk on Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:31 am

great advice thanks 4 sharing this info
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Postby RB07 on Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:34 am

got a chinese wife thanks translations for
great
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Re: Ableton Live 5 Tips

Postby Omega192 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:35 am

This whole thread is a godsend, thank you everyone who has contributed. I just started using live, and I'm like a blind man trying to play tic-tac-toe. All of this should help me a ton! :D
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