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Ableton Live 10 Studio

How to use Ableton Live

How to Use Ableton Live – Ableton Live Tutorials

If you are new to Ableton Live, here is an Ableton Live Beginners Guide packed with Ableton Live tutorials to get started with making music today.

As the name implies, Ableton Live has been designed for versatility and live performances. There are so many ways in which you can generate sounds that many people actually deem it difficult ( even in comparison to FL Studio ). Nevertheless, this did not stop it from becoming the most popular DAW Software programs in the electronic music scene.

Because Ableton Live uses two distinct workspaces there isn’t just one way to create a song. Some use it as a sketch pad to scribble down musical ideas while others make it the studio’s centerpiece.

Table of Contents

User Interface

Session View

Arrangement View

The Mixer

Recording MIDI

Editing MIDI Clips

Warping Audio


1. Ableton Live Interface

You can start working in Ableton Live either in Session view or Arrangement view.

From both these views you can access the browser and the detailed view.

2. Session View

Besides the usual timeline approach, Ableton Live has developed a unique interface that uses a non-linear approach to creating music by using clips.

3. Arrangement View

Here you can lay out clips from the session view or you can record new audio or midi clips along a song timeline.

4. The Mixer

The mixer allows you to adjust the volumes, pan sounds, record audio / MIDI, and use return tracks.

5. Recording MIDI

Select your MIDI channel, arm the track, and select your favorite record quantization option, then start playing.

If you forgot to hit record, Live 10 will remember everything you played through the Capture function.

6. Editing MIDI Clips

Ableton Live allows MIDI multi-clip editing.

You can edit up to 8 clips at a time in both session and arrangement view.

7. Warping Audio

Warping is a unique feature of Ableton Live which allows you to time stretch samples and loops with different tempos without changing the pitch.

8. Automation

Use this feature to record changes of different parameters. You can either draw or record the automation in both session and arrangement view.

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