Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic mixing using automation, part of Up and Running with Ableton Live 9.
If we think of an old-school mixing engineer working on a big analog mixer…disc, we think of an active mixing process.…When building the track, the mixing engineer does not simply adjust the…volume, panning, EQ, and compression and sits back; he moves the faders…according to the song energy, creating a dynamic mix that would carry the…energy of the song with more impact.…You can choose to go the old-school way and record your volume automations using…a MIDI controller or edit them in manually into automation lanes.…
Let's go to the Arrangement view and first, I am going to open up the Guitar group.…Under Guitar, I am going to open up the automation lane, expand it, and I am…going to click on the Track Volume so Live will jump to the automation lane…of the Track Volume.…Then I am going to zoom in on the intro and make kind of a fade-in.…So, create a breakpoint by clicking, create another breakpoint by…clicking somewhere else.…Everything is now highlighted, so let's click into background just to deselect…
- Setting up plugins and projects
- Creating a drumbeat
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Recording vocals
- Warping and editing clips
- Adding effects
- Using time commands
- Working with the mixer
- Using side chain compression
- Adding reverb and delay
- Mixing dynamically with automation
- Mastering a song
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processingwith Brian Lee White2h 25m Appropriate for all
Remixing Techniques: Time Stretchingwith Josh Harris2h 51m Intermediate
Ableton Live 9 for Live Performancewith Yeuda Ben-Atar2h 20m Intermediate
1. Setting Up
5. Finishing the Song
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