Join J. Scott Giaquinta for an in-depth discussion in this video Incorporating a microphone, part of DJing with Ableton Live.
- A lot of DJs these days use microphones in their sets…to either emcee or just to address the crowd.…I'm gonna show you how you can incorporate a microphone…into your Ableton Session,…and even use Ableton's Effects in tandem with it.…You can see that I've plugged a microphone…into the audio interface here.…This will route it into Ableton using inputs five and six.…So, next what I'm gonna do,…is create a new audio channel and name it Microphone.…
Now, I'll go to the I/O button here in the bottom right…and press it.…This is gonna open up our routing options.…So now, I'm gonna set the input to five and six,…and then turn the I/O button off.…Now, I'm gonna flip to the other page,…and I'm gonna set the monitor to In,…so the audio is always coming through.…Remember, you can still use the mute button…to turn the channel off.…I'll flip back over to our other page.…Alright, so let's get a level.…Test, test, test.…Testing, one, two, three.…Test, test, test, there we go, test.…
So, just a side note, on mic input level here:…
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