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Equalizer EQ Eight: What It Is & How To Use It

Ableton Live Beginners EQing

EQ Eight is one of the most important producer’s tools. Today I’m going to show you what it’s useful for and how to use it. What is the frequency spectrum? To understand what EQ does you need to get a sense of what the frequency spectrum is. Make sure to wear headphones or listen on good speakers. Here’s a fragment of a track of mine with no EQ applied. Here’s what this situation looks like on the EQ8 display: Now listen to the same clip without high frequencies. Notice that you can now hear only the kick, bass, much less...

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10 Pro Ableton Audio Effect Tricks

Ableton Ableton Live Beginners Tips 'n Tricks

Creating a Dry/Wet knob for any device If you’re wondering how to create a Dry/Wet knob from any instrument, here’s how you do it. What you need to do is to group the effect into an Effects Rack (cmd/ctrl+G). Next create an empty chain inside it (our dry signal). Click the Chain button to enter the chain selector. Now drag the ends of the „blue bars” to create transitions: Now just expand the macros (marked with the red arrow), enter the Map mode and map the orange „chain selector” to one knob. Voila! GRAIN DELAY Grain delay is an effect...

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Making A Track From Scratch in Ableton Live Session View for Beginners

Ableton Ableton Live 9 Beginners Music Production

  In this tutorial, we are learning how to make a beat from scratch in Ableton Live Session View, following the "Deadmau5" writing process (as seen on his streams and the deadmau5 master class). We are only using Ableton Live 9 Standard elements and Xfer Records Serum.     FREE Download: Ableton Project from this Tutorial (requires Serum) Drum Samples used: Deep Premium Vol. 2    Learn more about our FULL Start To Finish courses: Learn the foundations of Harmony & Chord Progressions Learn how to produce music in Ableton Live     Available courses: Beginners: Producing A Track From Start To...

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How to Make a Deep House Track From Start to Finish (Beginners) Part 3: Arrangement

Ableton Ableton Live 9 Beginners

Written walk-through guide - coming alongside this Youtube Tutorial:   What we used: Ableton Live 9 Suite Also available: 4h+ Course: Track from Start To Finish   Hey! In the last parts of this tutorial we focused on the Instruments and Drums. If you haven't seen it yet make sure to check them out (Part 1/Part 2). Anyways, in this part we'll focus on the arrangement and we'll expand our ideas into a full track! Here's what the full arrangement is going to look like: Basically: we're introducing the elements at the beginning, then we've got a break, a drop, and we're...

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How to Make a Deep House Track From Start to Finish (Beginners) Part 2: Instruments

Ableton Ableton Live 9 Beginners

Written walk-through guide - coming alongside this Youtube Tutorial:   What we used: Ableton Live 9 Suite Also available: 4h+ Course: Track from Start To Finish   Hey! In the first part of this tutorial we focused on the drums. If you haven't seen it yet make sure to check it out. Anyways, in this part we'll focus on instruments which will add some life into our track! Here's what we're going to create:   I. Bass 1. Let's make a new MIDI track and throw an Operator instrument onto it. We'll quickly change the oscillator type (under "Wave" on the synthesizer)...

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