Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording session automation, part of Making Music with Ableton Push.
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One of the newest feature in Amateur Live 9, is the ability to record real-time …automation's in the session view. Automation is the automatic change of …parameters values over time. For example, raising or lowering the …frequency cutoff of a filter effect over several bars of music, or even just …adjusting volume and panning over time. To start recording automation, make sure …the Automation button is turned on, then hit the Record button to start recording …or over-dubbing any existing automation. Note that in Live's preferences, you can …select between recording automation to only the currently armed track, or all tracks.…
Let me show you. I go to Live>Preferences. …(SOUND) If you run the Windows, it's going to be under Options, and under the …Record Warp Launch, you'll see, Record Session automation in, Arm Tracks, or All Tracks. …Let's keep it on Arm Tracks. Let's link our automation to the auto …filter on the pads track. I'll make sure I'm on Device, make sure …the automation is on, (SOUND) and hit the Record.…
First, Yeuda demystifies the many trigger pads, knobs, and buttons on the Push and shows how to map the device to Ableton Live. Next, learn to browse and load sounds and create drumbeats with the step sequencer. Humanize the sound of these beats by changing individual note velocity, length, and position and adding in quantization and swing. Then, learn to play Push like a pitched instrument, and use it to remotely control a Live set and Live devices. Along the way, Yeuda offers valuable lessons about basic music theory—concepts like notes, chords, scales, and time signature—that will make your experience with Push more rewarding.
- What is Ableton Push?
- What's new in the Push 2?
- Comparing Push 1 and Push 2
- Browsing and loading sounds
- Programming beats
- Recording drums in real time
- Adding quantization and swing
- Controlling the mixer
- Controlling Live devices
- Adding custom LED feedback
- Step sequencing melodies
- Browsing and loading third-party plugins