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Create music in real time, on stage, or while producing in the studio, with Ableton Live. In this course, music professor Rick Schmunk shows you how to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce, and edit your musical ideas. Along the way, get familiar with the Live interface, work with its views for recording and editing audio and MIDI, and explore its unique real-time recording and mixing capabilities. Plus, learn real-world production skills that can be applied to songwriting, studio production, and DJing. The final chapters offer an inside look at features added in Live 9, such as new Instrument Racks containing over 3,000 production-ready sounds, and Max for Live, a toolkit for building custom devices.
The final step in producing a song is to convert the Multi-track Live set into a Stereo Audio file appropriate for burning to an audio CD. The audio export procedure is fairly simple, but there are a number of important decisions to make as part of the process. So let's start by exporting the entire set from the Arrangement view, and this will result in a stereo audio file appropriate for burning to an audio CD. I need to start by making the selection the length or duration of the intended balance. So, I can go on a single track and make a selection that's that length or I could use the Loop Raise and I'll click the edge of that and drag that out.
Make that just a little bit longer than the last clip and let go, and then I'll select the Loop Raise. Next, I'll go up to the File menu and I'll choose Export > Audio and Video. So my choices for this bounce are to bounce from the Master track, which will give us that entire mix, or I can click that and I can choose to Export all the tracks separately as independent tracks. And that would include the Return tracks, or I can choose Individual tracks. So if I just wanted to do the Drum Rack or their Percussion Hat track or the Shaker track, so on and so forth, Individual tracks.
Let's choose the master. And the next option here is to normalize this, and what Live will do in this case is it will analyze the resulting audio file for where the peaks are at. And when it finds the highest peak it will raise or lower the level of the entire resulting file so that, that peak is just below the clipping point. Next I'll drop down here to the audio area and I'll take a look at the file type and I've got two choices here. I've got WAV and AIFF and remember that these are both uncompressed and suitable for burning to and audio CD. So, I'll choose WAV.
My sample rate if I want to burn this to an audio CD, I'll need to reduce this from 48 down to 44 or 1. I'm already at the audio CD standard of 16 bit. But if I was at 24 or 32 and I want to burn this to CD I would reduce this to 16. Now in the case that I do that, I would also want to dither anytime you reduce the bit rate you want to add dither and we have several options here. We have rectangular, triangular and then these three power dither options.
And if you read the live manual, they suggest that triangular is the most transparent. Now I would suggest that you do several bounces, and you choose the bounce that you, like the best. In any case, dither will result in a little bit of pink or white noise, that's only apparent when the, signal is really really soft. And it will help alleviate any of those other problems that might result from quantization error. So, I am not actually reducing the bit rate, so I'm not going to use any dither. And then lastly, if you want to upload this to your SoundCloud account, you can do that by enabling this switch here. But let's go ahead and let's click OK and let's do the bounce. I'm going to put this out on the desktop and I will click Save and here we go. Okay, lets go check that file.
Let's click that, and there is my file, let's just play this real quick to make sure that works. (music playing). Looks like we got it. We can also export audio from Session view, so let's take a look at that. I'm going to click my Stop All Clips button here, just to make sure that everything is set. And before I can export anything from Session view I need to make sure that the clip or the scene has focus. So I'm just going to click the Launch button on this filter pad, and then I'll press my Spacebar to stop it.
(audio playing). So that clip now has focus because I see the Launch button has turned green. Now I can back up to the File menu and choose Export > Audio and Video. And this time it's a little bit different. It shows me that I can set the duration here. So I've got an eight bar clip. Let's just set that at eight bars. The rendered track I can pull off the master or I can pull off a specific track. And I'll drop down and I'll choose filter pad. Again, I can choose to normalize this. Normally when you bounce something like I'm doing here, it's very likely that you're going to want to bring it back into Live to work with it further. So, there's no need to normalize it at this point. But I am going to enable the Render as Loop and what this does is it takes any reverb tails or delay tails and it wraps them back around to the front end of the clip, so if you loop it, you'll actually get those reverb tails. Now if you intend to use this as a model file you can enable this. I've got a stereo clip here and if I was going to bring it back and into live I would want it to be in stereo.
But it's possible if you were doing this to a base clip or something like that, you actually might want to convert it into mono. Again, the file type, I'm going to leave it WAV., the sample rate, since my set is at 48, I'm going to put that and leave that at 48, 16. And I'm not changing the bit depth, so I don't need to dither that. Now in this case, I am going to want to create an Analysis file, because if I'm going to bring this right into Live, I'm going to want Live to be able to warp it. So I'll go ahead and Enable that button. Agian, I don't need to upload to my Soundcloud account, so I won't enable that.
I'll go ahead and click OK and I'll call this Test Bounce number two. And again it's going to go the desktop and I'll click Save. Okay, so now that the bounce is done, I'll go back out to the Finder. And here we can see the Test Bounce 2 WAV that we created. And we could also see the .asv file that Live will use if we bring this audio file back in to use as a clip. And this will allow us to warp that, and use it at different tempos. So, if I click on the test bounce to WAV., again, I can audition that real quickly.
And listen to the beginning of this to see if we actually hear that tail wrap back around to the front edge of the clip. (music playing). So, we got the file that we wanted and I did hear a little bit of that tail wrapped around, that was the liitle bit of that confusion that we heard right at the very beginning of that. So the number of audio export options available, enable to live can seem daunting at first but it's really a simple process.
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