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By Rory PQ | Music Production Tips for Ableton Live

How to Sidechain Third-Party Plugins in Ableton Live

<b>Dubspot’s Rory PQ explains how to route audio and sidechain with third-party plugins in Ableton Live.</b><p>Overview<p>Ableton Live 9 offers built-in sidechain …

Ableton Live Techniques: Creating Complex Sequences

<i>Dubspot’s Rory PQ explores Generative Music and demonstrates an effective technique used to generate complex sequences of music using Ableton Live’s</i> …

Ableton Live: Freeze and Flatten vs. Resampling

<b>This tutorial demonstrates how to bounce audio in Ableton Live and explains the differences between resampling audio and freezing and flattening</b> …

Music Theory Tutorial: Parallel Harmony

<b>Learn how to use an effective technique called parallel harmony to create musically obscure chord progressions from melodies.</b><p>Parallel Harmony Overview<p>…

Ableton Live Tutorial: Optimizing Sound Quality

<i>Achieve optimal sound quality in Ableton Live with this guide of recommended practices and program settings.</i><p>Overview<p>Ableton Live excels as one of the …

Ableton Live Hidden Features Revealed

<b>Learn how to unlock Ableton Live’s many hidden features in this guide and see a few of our favorite secret functions in action. Includes FREE</b> …

Ableton Workflow Tips: Five Ways to Improve Productivity w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ shares five workflow tips to improve productivity and streamline your approach to music creation.</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Wavetable Synthesis w/ Rory PQ + FREE Download

<i>In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ introduces us to wavetable synthesis and demonstrates how to design single-cycle waveforms with</i> …

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Music Production Tutorial: How to Isolate Vocals From a Song w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ demonstrates how to isolate vocals from a song using phase cancellation in both Ableton Live and Logic Pro.</i>Have …

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Dubspot Year in Review: Best Ableton Live Tutorials of 2015

<i>In this Ableton Live roundup, we look at some of our most popular and well-received music production tutorials from this year using Live 9 and Push.</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: 5 Creative Percussion Tips w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ explores five creative percussion tips that transform repetitious loops into more interesting</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial 9.5: The Redesigned Simpler w/ Rory PQ

<b>In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through the completely redesigned Simpler Instrument revealed in the new Live 9.5 …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Building Multiband Phase Inversion Racks w/ Rory PQ + FREE Download

<b>In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through the steps for building transparent Multiband Phase Inversion Racks and shares his</b> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Building an Audio Mastering Template w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through the basic tools and approaches to audio mastering using an Ableton Live native</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: 4 Rhythmic Gating Methods w/ Rory PQ + Free Download

<b>In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through four methods of creating rhythmic gate style effects to add movement and energy to</b> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Understanding Automation and Modulation Envelopes w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this Ableton Live tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ explains the difference between automation and modulation, as well as covers how to use both types</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Creating a DJ Assist Mix Fader Rack w/ Rory PQ + FREE Download

<i>In this third part of a series on building a DJ template, Dubspot writer Rory PQ takes us through the steps of creating a DJ Assist Mix Fader Rack</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Building Dummy Clip DJ Effects w/ Rory PQ + FREE Download

<i>In this second part of a series on building a DJ template, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through the steps of building DJ effect racks triggered by</i> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Building a Basic DJ Template w/ Rory PQ + FREE Download

<b>In this new tutorial series focused on building a DJ template, Dubspot’s Rory PQ shares his insight about digital DJing with Ableton Live and takes</b> …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Defaults to Streamline Your Workflow w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ demonstrates how to use custom default settings to streamline your workflow and work more proficiently. Included</i> …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Breathing New Life into Sample Loops

<i>In this tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ shares his method of converting audio to MIDI and breathing new life into sample loops. Included is a FREE</i> …

Ableton Live Tutorial – Sound Design using Live’s Freeze Functions + FREE Download w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this tutorial, contributor and Dubspot student Rory PQ explores many creative sound design possibilities using Ableton Live’s various Freeze</i> …

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Ableton Tutorial: Multiband Distortion + FREE Download

<i>In this tutorial, Dubspot’s Rory PQ explores harmonic distortion and various approaches to creating a more powerful sound using a Multiband</i> …

Ableton Tutorial: Working with White Noise + FREE Download

<b>In this tutorial, Dubspot writer Rory PQ shares his insight about white noise and explores a few creative ways white noise can be used in your</b> …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Creating a Dub Delay Effect Rack

<i>In this article, Dubspot’s Rory PQ shares his method of creating a Dub Delay Effect Rack in Ableton Live.</i> <b>Included is a FREE Ableton Live Dub Delay</b> …

Preparing an Ableton Live DJ Set | Sub÷Divizion Music

Lets begin this process by first looking at a piece of software called Mixed In Key. Whether you are an aspiring or experienced DJ, Mixed In Key is …

Using Audio Equalizers in Ableton Live | Sub÷Divizion Music

During the course of a project, mixing and equalization is one of the most important processes that can ultimately make or break your tune. Proper …

Gain Staging with Ableton Live | Sub÷Divizion Music

Why does listening to music louder deceive us into thinking it sounds better? Well, it has to do with perceived loudness. Our ears are not sensitive …

Best Sound Quality from Ableton Live | Sub÷Divizion Music

When using Ableton for a live performance it is essential to minimize the CPU load to avoid crashes or unwanted distortion from CPU spikes. Luckily, …