How to use Ableton Live’s Arpeggiator to make chord parts more interesting

An arpeggio is also known as a broken chord – but we show you there's nothing about them that needs fixing.

Now that we’ve explored some of Ableton Live 10′s collection of Audio Effects, it’s high time we explored some of its MIDI Effects. In this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane walks you through Live’s Arpeggiator effect, which can transform a simple chord into a melodic part. Notes can be played back in a number of styles, including ascending, descending, random and more. Liam shows you how each of the parameters work and how to use them to your advantage in your music-making process.

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Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

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Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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