Spectral analysis is a useful method in visualising the frequency content of your instruments or overall mix. This can show you if you have a lot of low-end frequencies occupying your mix or recording, for example. It’s also a great way to reference your mix against another producer’s mix so you can see how your favourite tracks are balanced. Ableton Live‘s Spectrum and EQ Eight are ideal tools for this.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane explains how Spectrum and EQ Eight can help you out with spectral analysis. He also breaks down all the features and functions on the devices – you’ll know these tools inside-out by the end of the video.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Using the Utility device
- Understanding Warp Modes
- Gating and sidechaining
- Auxiliary effects understood
- 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
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.