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Controlling Lyrics with Ableton Live

Will Doggett


Programming Cues

By Will Doggett

In this Lesson we'll look at how to program ProPresenter Cues in Ableton. We'll take a look at the MIDI Module, Ableton Template, and how to lay in different cues in Ableton.

00:00 Intro

00:28 Understanding the MIDI Module

  • ProP 6 Module

03:53 ProPresenter 5 vs. ProPresenter 6 MIDI Module

  • What's Different?
  • ProP 6=
  • More Video Controls (Play Pause Seperate and Toggle)
  • Select Playlist Command!!!

06:55 Understanding the Ableton ProPresenter MIDI Cues Template

07:58 Drag MIDI Clips from Live's Browser into your Live File

11:46 Setting up Track Routing in Ableton Live

12:50 Programming Lyric Cues Overview

12:58 Relative vs. Absolute Programming

  • Relative Programming is Next Slide
  • Absolute Programming is Playlist 1, Song 1, Slide 1

14:08 Drag Clips from Live's Browser

14:32 Program to an Original File

16:02 Drop Clips into Seperate Tracks in Ableton Live

17:05 Group Automation Tracks to make them easier to manage

17:56 Add a Clear All clip at the end of your song

18:30 Program Cues in the MultiTrack Session

19:34 Save every Ableton Live file in the same format

  • A Look at Will's Ableton Format/Structure

20:30 Adjust Live's Grid to view appropriate measures and beats

21:24 Don't Program every slide

22:15 Double the Slide Cue on the downbeat

  • Copy and Repeat Song Sections

22:56 Hold Alt/Option while dragging to copy a clip

24:49 Have ProPresenter open while programming

26:08 If on the same machine use a seperate monitor for ProPresenter

In this course you’ll learn how to use Ableton Live to Control ProPresenter for lyrics and video. We’ll take a look at how to do this in both ProPresenter 5 and 6 and show you the differences between the two versions. You’ll learn how to program cues and load them into a set efficiently, so you don’t have to repeat your work every week. And finally you’ll learn how you can skip around and repeat sections of your songs, and the lyrics will follow.

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