Welcome back to Point Blank’s weekly spot here on MusicTech, where this week Anthony Chapman introduces us to macro controls and automation…
Learning to produce isn’t always as easy as you might imagine, for some it can’t be quite a steep learning curve and an arduous task. The most important thing is to get a grip of the basics before anything else, and that’s why we’ve launched our new series – The 9 Lives Of Ableton, hosted by tutor Anthony Chapman.
In each of the nine chapters of this series, Anthony will be breaking down a different aspect of the software to help beginners get to grips with its interface and the basics of it – just as you can experience on our online Ableton Live Certificate Program (where you can now get a FREE copy of Ableton Live when enrolling!).
This fourth chapter in the series focuses on using macro controls and automation. These elements of Ableton are fantastic and provide a really great way to control your instruments via the mapping function – that way you can control many different parts of the track. Automation is a self-explanatory function that can be set to automatically control the parameters of various elements within the instrumentation and arrangements in your piece of music.
Get a FREE copy of Ableton when you sign up to our Ableton Live Certificate Program here
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