Ableton Live Tutorials

By Rory PQ | Music Production Tips for Ableton Live

How to Sidechain with 3rd Party Plugins in Ableton Live

<b>How to sidechain with third-party plugins? This guide looks at two methods used to setup sidechaining with third-party plugins in Ableton …

How to Export Audio and Video in Ableton Live

<b>Learn how to export audio in Ableton Live. Get a better understanding of all the render settings for both Arrangement View and Session View.</b><p>Ableton …

5 Creative Reverb Techniques

Reverb is a fundamental part of every mix, and one of the most widely used audio effects. Treating your music with reverb is necessary to create the …

How to Energize Your Drum Fills in Ableton Live

<b>This guide looks at an effective technique popularized by Kermode that quickly generates drum fills in Ableton Live. Includes a free Tom Fills sample</b> …

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How to Perfectly Tune Drums in Ableton Live

<b>This mixing guide looks at five effective methods used to perfectly tune drums in Ableton Live. Learn how to improve your mixes using these various</b> …

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Music Production Workflow Tips

<b>This guide offers music production workflow advice that will help you maximize productivity when creating music with Ableton Live.</b><p>Music Production …

Using Parallel Processing in Ableton Live

Spatial audio effects such as reverb and delay are essential for creating a good mix. Reverb brings sounds to life by creating realism, depth, and …

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Ableton Live: How to Add Variation to Loops

<b>This guide examines five creative techniques used for adding rhythmic variation to repetitive sounding loop sequences in Ableton Live.</b><p>Repetitive loop …

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Dynamic EQing w/ Ableton Live Devices

<b>This guide discusses dynamic equalization and takes you through the process of using Live’s native devices to mix your kick and bass with dynamic</b> …

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Understanding Ableton File Types

<b>This helpful list breaks down the different Ableton file types and gives a brief explanation of the various types used in making music with Live.</b><p>.adg …

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> …

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> …

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 …

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> …

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> …

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 …

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> …

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> …

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> …

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> …

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> …