Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping EQ and gain, part of Ableton Live 9 for Live Performance.
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In the last video a problem came up when we moved the fader all the way up, and in the…software it passed 0 dB, which in some cases can create clipping and distortion, which we want to avoid.…To solve this let's go back to MIDI map mode.…On the left we can the MIDI Mapping browser, and here we can see the minimum and maximum…values that we can set for each parameter.…If you cannot see this, just expand the MIDI Mapping browser.…
Let's set the maximum value to 0 dB, I'll just click in it here, and now if we exit MIDI…Mapping mode and move the fader, it goes all the way up to 0 and not past that, which…is great, that's exactly what we want. Next, let's map the EQ Three and the Gain.…Let's go back to MIDI map mode, Command+M or Ctrl+M, I'm going to click the Gain Low,…and this time we're going to map it to a Knob.…Mid the knob next to it and High, let's also map the Cue buttons and the Gain.…
Let's exit MIDI map mode, let's check that everything works.…We can see that the Gain goes from -35 dB to +35 dB, which is way too much right now.…
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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