Before we actually start making music with Ableton Live, we need to prepare the…Live set for recording.…So first, let's create as many tracks as we need for our song.…I'm going to need one MIDI track for drums, one MIDI track for our bass line, two…audio tracks for guitar--one for chords and one for lead--and one audio track for vocals.…By default, we have two MIDI tracks and two audio tracks.…So, let's create one more audio track.…We'll go to Create > Insert Audio Track, or Command+T or Ctrl+T. Let's rename the tracks.…
I'm going to click on the track title.…I'm going to right-click and choose Rename.…We'll call this Drums. Let's do the same with the rest.…I'm going to use Command+R or Ctrl+R. Bass, Guitar, Guitar Lead, and Vocals.…We can also give a color to the track, just to keep organized, and it might be…a good practice to do it every time you're starting a new project.…
You can get custom specific kind of colors for each element.…Let's color it the same come color. And vocals.…Again, it doesn't matter what color you choose, just to keep organized. Once you…
- 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
1. Setting Up
5. Finishing the Song
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