Get to grips with Ableton Live’s Electric device and learn how to take it beyond keyboard sounds

Funk, hip-hop, rock and everything in between can be achieved with this unassuming instrument.

There’s no doubt you’ve heard the groovy tones of the Rhodes and Wurlitzer in some of your favourite tracks. As luscious as they sound, you’d be lucky to get your hands on an original one without paying a hefty price. Happily, Ableton Live’s Electric device does a fantastic job at recreating these instruments in-the-box. It can even go beyond the traditional uses of the electric piano.

In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you the ins and outs of Electric. You’ll learn how this acoustically modelled instrument can recreate the sounds of electric pianos, as well as bass and percussive tones. Liam breaks down the parameters and engines in Electric, so you can understand the many ways in which to manipulate the instrument to your needs.

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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