Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing your project for mixing, part of Up and Running with Ableton Live 9.
After we recorded our musical idea, arranged it in the Arrangement view,…added effects, and automated parameters in the effects over time using…automation envelopes,…now it's time for mixing.…It's time to make all the elements of the song work together.…When I mix a song, I usually convert all the MIDI tracks to audio.…In Live, it's very easy to quickly bounce your MIDI tracks to audio using Freeze & Flatten.…Let's right-click on the Bass track and choose Freeze Track.…
Freezing a track will temporarily disable all the devices on it,…but we will still be able to hear its output.…This can also help saving up CPU power in heavy projects.…If we right-click again on the track, we can choose Unfreeze Track to go back, or…Flatten, which will convert all the MIDI into audio.…So now, if we double-click on one of the clips, we can see its audio rather than MIDI.…
If you want to keep your MIDI data-- let's go back and hit Command+Z. Let's…create a new audio track by going to Create > Insert Audio Track, or Command+T…
- 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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