Not everyone is a well-versed keyboard player, so creating a chord progression can take some time – especially if you’re working with a laptop keyboard. If this sounds like you, you’ll probably benefit from Ableton Live‘s Chord MIDI Effect. This is a handy feature that lets you deploy full chords at will using just one note.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, our Ableton Live expert Liam O’Mullane shows you how to easily experiment with Chord and spark new ideas. He’ll also show you a quick way to record different chord structures and play them back in a sequence that could give you a rough idea of an entire arrangement.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Using the Utility device
- Understanding Warp Modes
- Gating and sidechaining
- Creative Sidechaining
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Finding the root key of audio
- Understanding Reverb and Convolution Reverb
- Arpeggiator MIDI effect
- Introduction to Analog
- Using Cue Mode
- Drum Buss device
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
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.