How to save CPU in Ableton Live 10

Freezing and Flattening is a quick way to solve processing problems when working on big projects.

Sound design is great fun. As you add chorus, delay, distortion, ring modulation, you crack a smile at the Frankenstein monster you’ve created. But the next time you hit play, your project stutters, the audio cuts out, and that monster you were taming sounds terrible. You’ve overloaded your computer’s processing power. In Ableton Live 10, some handy options are onboard to help resolve this issue.

Liam O’Mullane demonstrates Freezing and Flattening in our new Ableton Live Tutorial video, which can quickly free up CPU by changing the nature of your tracks. Liam also shows you how this can breed further creativity, by approaching your sounds from a new perspective.

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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