Let’s face it – tuning your instruments and samples is one of the lesser exciting parts of music-making. Once everything’s tuned up, though, the rewards speak for themselves; no more cringing at out of tune notes. To make this a more effortless process, we can use Ableton Live’s highly visual Tuner device to help us keep our projects musically coherent, even when we want to deviate from the usual Western tunings we’re used to.
In this video, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to use Ableton Live’s Tuner device. This simple device has a variety of features that can help you tune your instruments, and keep your samples in key with other elements in your project. You’ll learn the utility of each view mode and understand how to set the tuning to concert pitch A and to unconventional tuning standards.
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.