Every DAW is packed with buttons, knobs, faders and menus. It’s no wonder so many of them go unnoticed and unused. The Fold button in Ableton Live’s MIDI editor is a perfect example of such a button. Although it’s tucked away and isn’t imperative to recording and producing music, it can be a useful tool in the creation of patterns and sequences.
In this quick Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane gives you an overview of the Fold function and lets you know when best to use it. You’ll learn how to use it to efficiently trigger hardware instruments and stay in key when creating MIDI parts.
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
- Hooking up MIDI controllers
- 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.