Once mastered, automation can be an easy way to add variation and progression to instruments, tracks, groups and projects as a whole. Ableton Live has some interesting automation, including creating fades that a human could never achieve. Our new Ableton Live Tutorials video, presented by our expert Liam O’Mullane, breaks down the basics of Live 10’s automation, providing a contextual example of how evolving a sound can add flair to a track.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Exploring the interface
- Arrangement and session view
- Choosing instrument sounds
- MIDI clip recording and editing
- MIDI clip programming
- Using Audio Clips
- Understanding Warp Modes
- Learn insert effects
- Introduction to the mixer
- Slicing audio clips to MIDI
- Making instruments from audio clips
- Grouping tracks
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.
Liam O’Mullane is an Ableton Live expert and has been working with us for quite some time now, and was even previously Features Editor for MusicTech. He has offered his expertise over at dBs Music and Ask Audio, and has played out as a DJ on BBC 1Xtra radio and won many DJ competitions under the alias The Scratch Technician.