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Ableton Live Lite Limitations (Has It Got Enough Features?)

Ableton Live Lite limitations can be easily overcome with a few hacks.  Create several projects and link them together and suddenly you have way more than the 8-track limitation that everyone laments. Select the right instrument type, expand it and you explode from one track to over 30! So Ableton Live Lite limitations are challenging …

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Can You Run Ableton On A MacBook Air? (Answered)

With the introduction of Apple Silicon, the MacBook Air is now capable of running even the most demanding apps and software, including Ableton Live, which as of version 11.1, has native support for all Apple Silicon chips. To Mac, Or Not To Mac Sometimes, you may wish to do music production on your computer, especially …

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Ableton Drum Buss Alternative (Emulate Its Audio Effect)

Ableton’s Drum Buss is a stock plugin that simultaneously applies various audio effects. It’s a great way to process drums or shape bass sounds. You can use other stock or third-party plugins to achieve a similar result or even the Audio Effect Racks to create your own “Drum Buss.”  How To Emulate Ableton’s Drum Buss …

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Best Ableton Grooves (Add Some Swing To Your Tunes!)

The whole point of using grooves is to add those subtle extra details to a part that breathes a little more life into it. My favorites for this are: Beguine Accent 16ths Calypso Accent 16ths Cha-Cha-Cha Shaker 8ths 127bpm Hip-Hop Wonky 16ths 80bpm Rock Fatback Accent 16ths These grooves seem to get the dynamic range, …

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Best Way To Learn Ableton (Become An Ableton Pro In No Time)

There are many ways to learn Ableton. These include completing a course, searching YouTube for great videos and instructors, learning from blogs and other online resources, but best of all rolling up your sleeves, getting down and dirty in Ableton, and just using it. Learning Ableton It can be pretty overwhelming taking on a task …

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Ableton Bitcrusher (Ultimate Guide)

Ableton has a built-in Bitcrusher plugin called “Redux.” A Bitcrusher is an audio effect that applies digital distortion. This is achieved by changing the signal’s sample rate and bit depth. Other parameters such as ‘Dry/Wet’ can be altered to shape the sound further.  Does Ableton Have A Bitcrusher? You might not realize that Ableton has …

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Best Sample Editor For Ableton (Deep Dive!)

Finding the best sample editor for Ableton can be a challenging task. As far as live performance is concerned, “Sampler” is a clear winner. But Ableton’s native features may be all you need if you’re only looking to edit your audio. Does Ableton Have A Sampler? When talking about sample editing inside Ableton Live 11, …

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Best Ableton Reverb (Plus Some Of Our Favourites!)

Ableton Live comes with three reverb effects – Reverb, Hybrid Reverb, and Convolution Reverb. They are all useful in their own right, but Hybrid Reverb (a new effect included in Ableton Live 11) is best due to its versatility. This is because it uses both convolution and algorithmic reverb types. Why Do You Need So …

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Ableton Complex vs Complex Pro (Explained!)

Complex and Complex Pro are two of the most powerful options when warping a sample in Ableton. At face value, they may seem very similar. Still, they have one key difference – the amount of control over formants offered by the two modes. Using Complex And Complex Pro In Ableton Warping samples so that their …

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Why Is Ableton So Expensive? (Find Out why)

The high price point for Ableton Live Suite can be justified by the amount of content that goes along with it. A slightly stripped-down version, Live Standard seems to better fit the usual price range without compromise on the quality of your productions. We all have our wishlists when it comes to studio gear. With …

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Studio One VS Ableton (Ultimate DAW ShootOut)

Although both DAW’s are extremely powerful production software, I would go for Studio One as a close winner over Ableton. A slightly friendlier UI coupled with a much lower price makes it come on top in this head-to-head. Which DAW Is For You? One could argue that all DAW’s present in today’s market can do …

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Need An Ableton Operator Alternative? (Check These Out!)

If you are looking for an Ableton Operator alternative then this article is for you! We will look through a few different options, both paid and free, and decide which of them stack up to the functionality and usability of Operator. Without further ado, let’s jump straight in. What does Ableton’s Operator do? Ableton’s Operator …

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Is Ableton Better on MAC or PC?

Music producers often squabble about which is better for music production, Apple Macs or Microsoft PC.  Fortunately, Ableton Live can run on both; however, we can still ask is Ableton better on Mac or PC?  In this article, I compare the two.  MACs Are Better at Using Ableton Live For Live Performance. Suppose you are …

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Ableton Detune vs Transpose (How To Use Them)

Ableton Detune vs Transpose: How are they different? How are they similar? In this article, I explain how Ableton’s transpose and detune are different. I will also explain how these functions could be used in Ableton Live. Let’s dive straight in. What Does Transpose And Deune Do? To see the transpose and detune functions, it …

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Is Ableton Suite Worth It? (Informative Guide)

Whether you are considering purchasing a secondhand license to an older version of Ableton Live Suite (yes, you can do that) or diving straight into the feature-packed Live 11 Suite, you may be wondering, ‘is Ableton Suite worth it?’ Let’s look at a few considerations for and against buying Live Suite and my reasons for …

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