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5 Pro Ableton Audio Effect Tips

Ableton Live Tips 'n Tricks

1. Compressor: Transfer Curve View The ”Transfer Curve” view is the second view in Ableton’s Compressor. It’s confusing to a lot of people, so I thought I’d explain it. Remember what an y=x graph looks like? The display in this mode is very similar to a graph, but instead of the x and y it displays input volume and output volume. When the Ratio is set to 1:1 no compression is happening - the compressor doesn’t affect the volume at all. That means that no matter how loud the input signal is, the output level is exactly the same. That...

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Chords, Voicing and Writing Session #5 - Uplifting Summer House in C#-Minor

Chord Progressions Chords Music Theory Writing Music

  In this tutorial, Francois is writing and voicing uplifting Summer House chords in the C#-Minor scale shooting trying to achieve a optimistic and stable sounding chord progression in the style of EDX, Nora En Pure, Dinka, Armas, etc. Listen in! Feel free to take a look at our MIDI packs:   MIDI Pack   Learn more about our Harmony and Chords: Course: Harmony & Chord Progressions        Keywords: EDM, Progressive House Chords, EDX Chords, Nora En Pure Chords, Dinka Chords, style track with ableton live, drums with ableton live, remix ableton project file, edit, starting with ableton live, starting out with ableton live....

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Mixing/Mastering tip: Why use reference tracks?

Mastering

Referencing is a very useful tool when mixing or mastering any track. Here are a few tips on why and how to compare your track to a reference. It helps you making the right decisions. After hours and hours of listening to a track, your ears get used to the sound of your mix. With the complexity of today’s music, it’s necessary to spend a lot of time on drum patterns, melody writing or sound design. By the time you get to the mixing stage, your ears have already gotten used to the sound of the mix - and that’s...

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Mastering tip: What are RMS & peak levels?

Mastering

When mastering a track it’s crucial to understand the difference between RMS and peak levels. Today I’m going to show you what they are and how we can use them. Back in the day when I was starting out with making music, I faced the problem of my tracks being too quiet. Even though the „peak volume indicator” showed that my track’s highest volume was around 0dB, it was still too quiet when played alongside professional tracks. Loudness ≠ Peak Volume What I was trying to get out of my track is loudness. What I was looking at instead was...

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3 Pro Mastering Chains used by Deadmau5, Laidback Luke [Free Download]

Mastering

In this article we’re quickly going to go through used mastering chains of pro producers like Deadmau5 and Laidback Luke. We’ll also go through our PML Mastering Chain, made all out of Ableton stock plugins. These racks will for sure come in handy when polishing up your tracks - that’s why we’ve included a free download with them. Enjoy! Get the free download of our Ableton-only mastering rack in the free section Deadmau5's Chain 1) LinEQ (Waves) Low Cut: roll-off below 32HZ (depends a bit on input track) Removing low frequencies we can hardly hear on most playback systems and gaining headroom for our...

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