Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up audio, MIDI, and external plugins, part of Up and Running with Ableton Live 9.
Before starting making music with Ableton Live, it's time to set everything up.…Let's go to Live > Preferences.…If you are under Windows, it's going to be located under Options.…In the Preferences, we're going to set everything up.…We're going to set our audio interface.…We're going to set our MIDI controller, which is a controller to control…all the different aspects in Live, and actually playing music in a more…conventional way using a keyboard or controls like knobs and faders.…We're also going to set up the plugin folder which are tools and devices that…are not manufactured by Live.…
So first, we can look at the Feel Look tab and we can change the language.…Right now I am going to stick with English.…We can also change the Zoom Display, which is going to change proportionately the…different sections of the screen.…Let's bring it back to 100.…If you want, you can also change the skin, just to give it a different color skin.…Let's go back to Default.…Under the Audio tab, you set up your audio device.…
- 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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