Velocity is a brilliant facet of MIDI data. It can allow you to perform or programme more expressive parts with your virtual instruments for a more authentic-sounding track. Of course, experimentation often garners the more interesting results, and Ableton Live’s Velocity MIDI device is designed for just that.
In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to use the Velocity device in Live. You’ll learn what each of the parameters do and how it can affect your instruments, and how the various modes can change the nature of the device. Liam demonstrates how the device can inject different grooves and rhythms into your ideas.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Random MIDI device
- Exploring Phaser-Flanger
- Live’s Audio Limiters
- Introduction to Electric
- Building engaging arrangements
- Using Corpus
- Create, store, browse and load templates
- Create polymeters and automating tempo and time signature
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- How to use Operator
- Saving CPU
- Master Macro Variations
- Grain Delay
- Scene Follow Actions
- 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.