Tutorials

Imagine you spent hours getting your set just right. Once you step into rehearsal, you get asked to change the key and tempo of your song, and you’re using stems, what do you do?

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I just finished recording the latest episode of the podcast and realized I used two of my favorite tips that save you tons of time.

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In this week’s tutorial Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett explains how to warp stems and multitracks in Ableton Live. This is WAY easier than you think, and the benefits are massive!

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Most people are terrified of warping audio in Ableton Live. They think if they warp their audio, it will ruin the audio quality, it will take too long, or they just don’t where to start. Well, warping isn’t terrifying as long as you understand a few basic concepts.

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You should route your audio in Ableton Live using sends and returns. I know that’s a bold statement, and I didn’t agree years ago when someone made that statement to me. Now I’ve switched to using sends and returns for audio routing live and it’s because of 5 things.

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How do you map your MIDI controller for live performance? Using your MIDI controller on stage with Ableton Live doesn’t mean you have to have tons of mappings.

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If you’re planning on using Ableton Live on stage for backing tracks or stems, there are 2 things you need to know before you ever load a single file into your set.

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How many times have you opened a Live set-ready to work, only to discover a missing files message at the bottom of the screen?

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There’s nothing worse than breaking your creative flow when you’re on stage or in the studio. Using Live’s browser allows you to quickly browse sounds, effects, and load samples into your set quickly, without breaking your flow.

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Learning new software can be intimidating. In this week’s tutorial, Ableton Live certified trainer Will Doggett shows you the most important place in Ableton Live and how it can help you quickly learn the program.

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While Live’s loop brace is incredibly useful while recording, it’s not incredibly useful in a live performance environment. In this tutorial, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to use the IAC Driver, to repeat any song section with one button, at any point in the section, and how to have multiple loops per song.

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Imagine if after a song, Live would automatically select your next song so all you need to do, is press play. In part 3 of our Using the IAC Driver with Ableton Live tutorial series, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to create a pause and go to next track using the IAC Driver. Navigate your entire set with only one button!

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One of the biggest benefits of running tracks in Arrangement View is the ability to create seamless transitions between songs. But what do you do if you want to stop between songs? Stop pressing spacebar, and use a “stop track” instead! In this tutorial, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to use the IAC Driver to create a stop track so that Live automatically stops wherever your clip is placed. Plus-you’ll learn how to stop your song with your MIDI controller-while using a stop clip!

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The IAC Driver is a free utility available on every Mac, that allows you to unlock endless possibilities in any edition, or version of Ableton Live. Create MIDI clips to control features in Ableton Live. In this tutorial, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to setup the IAC Driver on your Mac.

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