Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a custom audio effect rack, part of Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance.
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Another way to take your sound to the next level is to create your own unique effects.…To do that, we use Audio Effect Racks.…Let me show the one that we're going to build together.…(music playing)…So, as you can see on the screen, we have a device that has only eight knobs, but we control multiple effects.…
Let's open it up, and let's take a look.…Let's see how we build one of those, so I am going to delete this, and let's build our own.…I am going to go into Audio Effects, in my Live browser, I am going to load up the effect…that we used so far, which is EQ Three, I am just double-clicking, a Beat Repeat and Utility for the Gain.…I am going to select the Effects by holding Shift and clicking on them, then I am going…to right-click on one of the device's titles, and I am going to choose Group or Command+G or Ctrl+G.…
that's going to place them inside an Audio Effect Rack.…The Audio Effect Rack has three View Selectors, Macro controls, the Chain list, and a Device list,…which will show and hide the devices that are in the rack.…
Along the way, Yeuda reveals many live performance tricks using control surfaces and custom MIDI controllers that he's built, plus tips for playing and syncing up with other musicians and recording your live performance.
- Using Ableton Live or third-party controllers
- Choosing songs for a DJ set
- Building your decks
- Using EQ and gain to emulate mixer hardware
- Knowing when to use headphones
- Mapping the crossfader, EQ, and gain to MIDI controllers
- Looping with Beat Repeat
- Setting up multiple instruments on one track
- Creating a bus track for master effects
- Preparing your original productions for the stage
- Using commercial and custom MIDI controllers
- Live looping and live sample cutting
- Recording your live performance
Skill Level Intermediate
Ableton Live 8 Essential Trainingwith Rick Schmunk7h 20m Beginner
Foundations of Audio: EQ and Filterswith Brian Lee White2h 29m Appropriate for all
Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Formwith Josh Harris2h 44m Intermediate
Ableton Live 9 Tips and Trickswith Michael Kiraly1h 7m Intermediate
1. Choosing a Controller
2. DJing with Ableton Live
3. MIDI Mapping
4. DJing Techniques
5. Performing Live with Original Songs
6. Live Performance Techniques
7. Advanced Live Performance
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