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"Basics of Warping" with Will Doggett

Here is the 2nd video in a series we're releasing from a live training we sponsored here in Austin, TX with Ableton Certified Trainer Will Doggett. In this video, Will uncovers the concept of warping audio files in Ableton Live.  If you haven't watched the other videos yet, be sure to check out the whole series here!

"Understanding Ableton Live" with Will Doggett

On February 28th we sponsored an event here in Austin, TX called "Using Ableton Live in Worship" with Ableton Certified Trainer Will Doggett. We recorded over 3 hours of fantastic training and we'll be releasing these videos on our site over the coming weeks. This is the first of the series titled "Understanding Ableton Live."  If you haven't watched the other videos yet, be sure to check out the whole series here!

Ableton Tip: Changing the Pitch of a Song

One of the greatest benefits of using Live is it's ability to change an arrangement from it's original form. You can repeat a chorus on the fly, extend the intro, and turn any song into the exact arrangement you want. What if you want to change the key of the song you're doing? If you want it to match the key of the song before or after it, the ability to transpose your arrangements is huge. Live makes it really easy to change the pitch of your audio and still maintain the quality of the original audio. Let's take a look at how to change the pitch of your audio so it's a perfect fit in your set.

Grouping Tracks in Ableton Live

Hey everyone, it's Oscar here with MultiTracks. I want to share a quick tip on how I use Ableton's group tracks function. Grouping tracks is a great way to organize your tracks for live mixing and adjustments. It gives you the ability to control more sounds with less mapping to your MIDI device. I group my tracks by the instrument they belong to, loops, guitars, keyboards and strings are all separate groups. So when I go to map them to either my MIDI keyboard or my iPad I only have one fader for each instrument. Lately, I've been doing this more and more since many of our new MultiTrack sessions can have up to 20 + stems. During sound check I found myself spending too much time adjusting individual faders. Now, by grouping the tracks has saved me some time during sound check, but it does require some set up time beforehand. Here are the steps to be able to do this.

Who Triggers The Tracks?

Learn from Ableton Live Programmer Russell Dunlap as he walks us through his basic setup of Ableton and Pro Presenter.  There are many different ways to trigger tracks from the stage.  Russell shows us how multiple people can fire off the session through an ethernet connection between two laptops communicating via ipMIDI.

Ableton's Quantization Menu

Have you ever had to stop your tracks because you got off the arrangement?   When using the arrangement view you have the ability to quickly get back on track.  Russell Dunlap, Ableton Programmer from Lakewood Church, explains the use of the quantization menu and why he setting the menu to "1 Bar" is a good option for looping your tracks in Ableton Live.

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