Ableton Live’s Clip Envelopes

Having looked at the use of beatmatching and effects within Ableton, it’s time to check out another of its slightly esoteric editing features. The Clip Envelope editor. This quirky editor allows us to edit some deeper parameters of a sample, the way you might use an audio source editor in [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:29:33-05:00February 15, 2013|

Live Effects in Ableton

Like most DAWs, Ableton Live contains a selection of effects processors to twist and manipulate your sounds. However, as you’ve probably come to expect by now, Live does things a little differently. In addition to the usual array of compressors, distortion boxes, and phasers, there are a few DJ-friendly units [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:29:34-05:00February 6, 2013|

Ableton Live: Beatmatching Basics

The Warp engine at the heart of Ableton Live is designed to let you drop in audio files, and instantly sync them to the master tempo of your project. This works with anything from single drum hits to loops and samples, or even full tracks. It’s what makes Ableton different [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:29:34-05:00January 23, 2013|

Ableton Live: 101 For DJs

Ableton's "Live" software package has always been an unusual feature on the DAW landscape. Intended, as the name suggests, for Live audio manipulation., it does things a little differently than its studio-bound equivalents. Some of its unique features are ideal for DJing; there is an integrated beat detector that keeps [...]

By |2020-11-26T11:29:34-05:00January 7, 2013|

Novation Launchpad: Making Professional Software More Accessible

Ableton is considered one of the quintessential programs for DJing and making electronic music. Yet, if you’re not fully skilled on the hardware aspect of either, using Ableton ends up being a daunting task. Ableton and Novation, for making Ableton Live more accessible, introduced the Novation Launchpad. Designed for DJing, [...]

By |2012-05-18T00:00:00-04:00May 18, 2012|
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