Ableton makes Push and Live, hardware and software for music production, creation and performance. Ableton´s products are made to inspire creative music-making. From concept to concert, Ableton Live 7 can get you there. Since , Ableton Live has been helping musicians achieve their dreams, from laying down the initial licks to letting it all loose live. This is the 7th incarnation of the popular sequence software. And if you haven't heard, Ableton Live 8 5/5(4). 'Ableton Live 7 Tips and Tricks' is great for learning music production on the Macintosh. Around pages of content reside in this book and it's broken up over 21 chapters. Only complaint is that this book should have been published in hkzrmv.mes: 8.
Recording quality and velocity mapping are excellent throughout. The other half are multi-mic kits of epic proportions that are only made possible with the Drum Rack.
You can control the overall levels of the overhead and room mics and bottom snare mic , although from the chain returns, not the mixer. However, to change the balance on a drum that has more than one mic, as the kick and snare do, you have to go in and do it for every different articulation of which snares can have quite a few, such as straight hits, sidesticks, rolls, rimshots and so on. Apart from that, the Session Drums sound fantastic, and, as far as I can see, should have you covered for just about any kind of music that needs an acoustic drum kit.
Smart Priming prioritises available memory to samples that are actually being used. For example, Live looks at which samples are used by MIDI clips on tracks that are not record-armed or in input mode, to see which samples are needed.
If you arm these tracks again, you can see Live briefly re-buffering the samples in case they are played. This worked great on my iMac with 3GB memory and fast drive, but I had the feeling that on my laptop, with its 1GB RAM and nearly full drive, it actually had a slightly detrimental effect, because even simple patches struggled as Live shuffled samples around.
Live now supports REX files. The resulting clip behaves much like a standard audio clip, except that yellow lines appear in the clip view indicating slice points, and warping is disabled. Loops can be beat-sliced and automatically placed into a Drum Rack; MIDI clips are automatically generated for playing back a sliced loop. To do anything more than play a loop back, you need to switch to the traditional way of handling REX files: Right-clicking on the clip reveals a new command: This creates a new track with a Drum Rack, and loads the slices onto individual pads.
A MIDI clip is also generated with a sequence of ascending notes that will be familiar to beat-slicing aficionados. When played back, this reproduces the original clip. However, you can now go in and mess with the MIDI clip to change the way the loop plays back. For example, you can quantise the clip, or rearrange the notes to change the drum pattern.
You can also play the slices back manually from your MIDI keyboard or pads. A dialogue box gives you the choice to create slices at regular intervals, such as 16th notes, or slice at Warp Markers.
The latter choice means that you need to go in and set the slice points manually by placing the markers. Outside The Box The External Instrument device lets you play and monitor Rewire or hardware instruments from a single track. One of my favourite new features is the External Instrument device. Although MIDI tracks in Live can host virtual instruments, and therefore handle audio as well as MIDI, they have never been able to receive audio from an external source.
This has meant that to use a hardware synth, or Rewire application, you needed two tracks: As you can see in the picture below, the External Instrument is ideal for integrating individual Rewire instruments into Live. One thing still missing, though, is the ability to send program changes other than from within a MIDI clip, but this is flagged for future attention by the developers.
The new External Audio Effect device lets you create a physical insert point. If you Freeze a track containing one of these devices, Live performs a real-time bounce to capture the audio. This doubles as a really simple way to print all your outboard effects if you move a project to a different location.
Live Arrangement Time signature changes and multiple automation lanes in the Arrangement. Time signature changes are added to Session scenes by simply including them in their names. In the same way that tempo changes are handled, you just need to change the name of a scene in the Master track to include the time signature.
Live automatically recognises this, and makes the change when you launch the clip. If you have the Arrangement in record when you launch such a clip, a signature-change marker is placed into the time ruler — a simple and elegant solution.
Another useful new feature is the ability to display and work with multiple lanes of automation from a single track. Each extra graph that you choose to view is stacked above the previous one.
The lanes can be re-ordered and individually resized. Pressing the plus button on the main track lane pushes the automation graph from that track down to a new lane. This is a slightly awkward way of doing it, but it avoids every lane needing a view selector. In The Mix Apart from the audio engine overhaul, there are some other mixing enhancements.
You can call up either of the original models, or a brand new feedback model. The new algorithm mimics the kind of expensive vintage compressors that we all hanker after.
I absolutely loved it. If you want to give a creamy-smooth, warm boost to drums, without adding punch, this is perfect. Very short release times produce a nice harmonic saturation. On synths and vocals it can smooth out levels, or completely flat-line them without distorting or pumping. As well as EQ side-chaining, you can now side-chain Compressor from an external signal. Side-chaining has also been added to the Gate device, and to the envelope follower in Auto Filter, both of which open up new creative possibilities.
Live Forever If you use Live for composition, especially if you program your own drums, the Drum Rack alone will make the upgrade too tempting to pass up. REX support and beat slicing, time signatures, tempo nudge, and so on. Personally, as someone who uses Live for composition more than performance, the External Instrument device with its Freeze support is particularly pleasing, especially for Rewiring with Reason instruments. The instruments and drum libraries make Live a more rounded package.
Live continues to mature as an all-round platform for composition and production, as well as a performance tool. There are still things that other packages do better, such as MIDI manipulation and fully fledged automation, but I, for one, am glad that Ableton focus their development on finding elegant and intuitive alternatives to working methods that most of the other DAWs do in the same way as each other.
Analog, Electric and Tension also available to purchase separately. Analog is, as you have probably guessed, an analogue modelling synth. Like all the new instruments, it is based on a synth created by Applied Acoustic Systems, in this case, Ultra Analog. I downloaded the demo of Ultra Analog and was able to compare like-for-like, because the majority of presets supplied with Analog are ports of the default bank from Ultra Analog. The same patches sound virtually identical on both plug-ins.
The only difference is the effects: Analog is a fairly standard semi-modular design, with two multi-shape oscillators plus noise, and two multi-mode filters. Signal routing is flexible, with both oscillators featuring a balance control for sending varying amounts to filters 1 and 2. Similarly, filter routing caters for both serial and parallel operation, or something in between. The global parameter page features a useful set of Quick Routing diagrams, which can be clicked to set the controls for common routing schemes.
Rather unusually, Analog has two separate Amp modules, which by default are fed individually by the filters. Each has a separate envelope, so you can easily create sounds that evolve from one tone to another. The most important controls are on the modules, and clicking a module brings up further parameters relating to it.
This is a nice solution, as it keeps the most relevant controls visible in the limited space available. Most controls in the central display area have only numeric displays, which, again, saves space, but is problematic. You can also Perform even more away from the pc with Drive. You can also Build your audio with a curated library.
And obtain the unlimited potential of Maximum for Live, built-in seamlessly. For those searching for a collection of electronic instruments, Ableton Live is a great music creation software program that contains dozens of necessary parts such as a sampler, drum devices and dozens more.
The package comes with a flashy software program synth known as Owner, which requires both evident and sonic motivation from classic analog synths. The step-by-step guidelines were remaining us itching our mind at occasions.
But with practically limitless capabilities, Ableton Live can be one of the fascinating music-production deals on the marketplace today. Key Features: Ableton live has a single session view for flexible performance, intuitive composition, and improvisation.
With unlimited undo music artists can do non-destructive editing and enhancing. Music artists make use of many amounts of organizations to blend with greater versatility. This tool has VST and sound unit support, time signature changes, and multiple automation lanes.
Also, a user can import videos and export modified video or audio also. This device enables you to catch it, and music artists can record equipment synths, drum devices, electric guitars, software program plugins or any sound from the whole globe. At that time you can catch your MIDI records after playing them and also you can change your unplanned tips into music. There are three versions in the last edition of Live, introduction, suite and standard.
A presentation has got common features while regular and collection hold extra features, results, packages, and devices. When hovering over automation, the cursor now shows that a mouse click would create a new breakpoint in this version. Also, Modulation envelopes of disabled warper parameter envelopes now appear grayed out. This version, Removed a feature that required Shift-clicking to open an AU plug-in editor.
Many other improvements and bug fixes. Previous Enhancements:
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