Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Channel strip preset examples in Ableton Live, part of A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks.
- [Voiceover] We'll we've talked about Logic in Pro Tools…and now it's time to give Live a little love.…Live has a really great way of…saving channel strip settings,…instruments, macros, anything you can dream of,…but what I want to talk about is importing things from…other sessions, that's something that's really simple…and fun and really, really useful in Ableton Live.…So, what I'm going to do is let's say I want to…grab a drum kit that I created in a previous project…and bring it into this one.…So I'm going to go ahead and click Add Folder,…and I'm going to find the TEMPLATE Project that…I did before, just because I have it handy,…but it could really be anything.…
I'm going to go ahead and hit Open…and now I have this TEMPLATE Project folder over here,…under my PLACES and I'll hit the drop down,…and what it's going to do is actually show me all of…the different tracks that were in there.…So, I'm going to grab my Kit…and just drag it into the editor here.…And now I have this drum kit…(drum kit plays) that is super handy…
Evan starts with the music production tools that can make it easier to see a song through to completion, such as templates, presets, and foolproof hardware setups. Next, he gets into the heavy lifting, mixing both songwriting and production techniques with tips for dealing with the psychological factors that may trip you up when completing a song. He wraps up the course with techniques that help to clear the final steps of song completion, including building transitions, adding ear candy, mixing strategies for increased efficiency, and simple mastering techniques, whether you choose to master your tracks yourself or hire a professional.
- Planning your track with a problem-solving mindset
- Prepping to record vocals and music
- Using DAW song templates
- Getting basic musical ideas down
- Making decisions that serve the song
- Using channel strip presets
- Creating sections and structure
- Building better transitions
- Adding FX, ear candy, and automation
- Mixing and mastering