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Creating a new set

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Video: Creating a new set

I have taken the time to export all of the different segments of my song as individual audio files, one for each of my four groups, Kick, Bass, Music, and Snare & Percussion. As you can see, I decided to name the segments using more traditional song structural terms like Intro, Verse, Chorus, Chorus 2, and Outro. You are free to name your segments anything you like. So the first thing I am going to do is to create a New Live Set. Let's go, click File > New Live Set.

Creating a new set

I have taken the time to export all of the different segments of my song as individual audio files, one for each of my four groups, Kick, Bass, Music, and Snare & Percussion. As you can see, I decided to name the segments using more traditional song structural terms like Intro, Verse, Chorus, Chorus 2, and Outro. You are free to name your segments anything you like. So the first thing I am going to do is to create a New Live Set. Let's go, click File > New Live Set.

Let's delete the two MIDI tracks because we don't need them at this moment. I am going to click on the title and hit Delete, Delete. I am going to create two more audio tracks by hitting Command+T or Ctrl+T twice. Let's rename all the tracks according to our group names, Kick, Snare & Percussion, Bass, and Music. Let's go back to my Finder window. Now I am going to import everything, Intro, Verse.

Right now everything is imported to one track. If I hold Command, it will import to all the tracks. Let's import to Chorus, holding Shift, selecting all Audio files, holding Command, let's go to Chorus 2 and go also on Outro, let's select all tracks and expand them. Let's narrow down the browser, just so we can see more. Let's expand the Master and rename the scenes just like we did in the DJ set.

We got Intro, Chorus, Verse, Chorus 2, and Outro. Let's organize the clips. Everything is organized, that's correct. I am going to color the tracks, it's very important in your Live Set. In the next video we'll see a lot more clips, because I am going to going to import all the other songs that I exported, and the colors will keep everything organized. Let's also color all the scenes in the same color, because we are using the same song. White would be good.

Next, let's go into each clip by double-clicking on it and just making sure they are warped correctly. We can see the Segment BPM right here, it's on 120 and the song is on 90. I will change this to 90 just to make sure the other clips are warped correctly. Very good, nice.

Now we have to need to export our other songs, but I am not going to do it in this video. Let's' go to Live Preferences and prepare our Live Set for a live performance. We can change the Zoom Display of everything in Live. All the windows in Live will change proportionately, according to their percentage we click here. So for example, if we put it on 80%, everything will be much smaller, which would give us more screen space. For now I'll go with 85. Let's go to Record Warp Launch tab, and on the bottom we can see three options, Select on Launch, which will select each track if you launch a clip in it.

Right now, for me personally, it's turned Off. Select Next Scene on Launch, every time you launch a scene it will select the next scene and Start Recording on Scene Launch turned off, because we don't want to record anything in our live performance. In the next video, we'll see how to add instruments to our Live Set, so we can play them using our MIDI keyboard.

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Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance

39 video lessons · 6394 viewers

Yeuda Ben-Atar
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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 48s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      58s
    3. Using the Live Pack exercise files
      43s
  2. 7m 5s
    1. Choosing the right controller
      49s
    2. Using controllers designed specifically for Ableton Live
      2m 20s
    3. Using third-party controllers
      1m 49s
    4. Utilizing alternative and DIY controllers
      2m 7s
  3. 19m 35s
    1. Choosing songs for a DJ set
      5m 20s
    2. Importing songs into Ableton Live
      3m 41s
    3. Building your decks
      2m 32s
    4. Using EQ and gain to emulate a hardware DJ mixer
      2m 56s
    5. Quantizing with the Global Quantization Engine
      1m 54s
    6. Deciding whether or not to use headphones
      3m 12s
  4. 17m 35s
    1. Setting up MIDI controllers in the preferences
      4m 2s
    2. Understanding control surface scripts
      2m 19s
    3. Mapping the crossfader
      2m 30s
    4. Mapping EQ and gain
      3m 28s
    5. Understanding scenes, scrolling, and launch features
      5m 16s
  5. 34m 1s
    1. Creating cue points
      4m 34s
    2. Looping using Beat Repeat
      7m 17s
    3. Building a custom audio effect rack
      8m 58s
    4. Using the drum rack to play one-shot samples
      6m 15s
    5. Scratching
      6m 57s
  6. 21m 54s
    1. Organizing your tracks
      4m 48s
    2. Creating a new set
      3m 40s
    3. Adding instruments and samplers
      4m 40s
    4. Setting up multiple instruments on one track
      5m 32s
    5. Using the Scale MIDI effect to play in key
      3m 14s
  7. 17m 23s
    1. Creating a bus track for master effects
      3m 1s
    2. Using dummy clips
      3m 39s
    3. Using unlinked clip envelopes
      4m 24s
    4. Creating momentary effects
      3m 37s
    5. Using return tracks for time-based effects
      2m 42s
  8. 18m 50s
    1. Syncing via MIDI to perform with other musicians
      1m 53s
    2. Creating and routing a click track
      3m 1s
    3. Using Follow Actions
      3m 58s
    4. Using the Looper audio effect
      4m 27s
    5. Recording your live performance
      5m 31s
  9. 45s
    1. What's next?
      45s

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