Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Ghost clip FX, part of Ableton Live: DJing.
- We've already covered how to set up FX…that you can tweak manually,…but now I'm gonna show you a little trick…I like to call Ghost clip FX,…which are basically a chain of FX…that you can trigger with your controller,…so let's get started.…The first thing we need to do is create…two new audio channels.…We'll call them GC1 and GC2.…The next thing we're gonna do…is set the inputs of each channel.…GC1 will get signal from Channel 1…and GC2 will get it from Channel 2.…So I'll open up our little IO button here.…Let's see, audio from Channel 1…and then on GC2, audio from Channel 2.…
Next we're gonna set the outputs of Channel 1…and 2 to send only.…This'll keep the audio from doubling up,…but it'll still allow a signal to pass…to the auxiliary buses when we wanna us FX.…So let's go Audio to send only.…Audio to send only.…Now we'll set these two channel's monitor…from off to in.…This'll let audio pass through the channels at all times.…So now that our channels are set up…we can go ahead and create our clips.…So I'm gonna tab over to the Arrange page…
Scott next introduces some performance tricks to wow your audience, by integrating loops, samples, and FX. He also provides a demo of alternative controllers that can make your performances more dynamic, including a Wiimote, joystick, MIDI keyboard, and live vocoder. Finally, he discusses methods to record your live DJ set and fine-tune it after the fact.
- Setting hardware, software, and templates
- Configuring your MIDI controller
- Importing tracks
- Keying and warping tracks
- Cueing music
- Harmonic mixing
- Transposing tracks
- Changing tempo
- Working with alternative controllers
- Recording your set