The Little List of Tips and Tricks

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stuartm
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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by stuartm » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:03 pm

wayfinder wrote:One thing I had always been missing in Live was a per-track peak level indicator. Frustratingly, not even Spectrum had that. Well turns out there is one, it's just not visible by default. Drag the divider between Send Section and Mixer Section upward in Clip View, and there it is! Not available in Arrangement View though, apparently. Drag it up even further and you get a numeric value for the track volume. Another thing I'd been missing sorely. This is saved in the project, so be sure to update your default template.
Another hint: The peak meter shows you the absolute peak, when you click the number, it resets to the current value
This peak number is immensely important for proper A/Bing tracks when you put effects like compression on it:

- Check the dB of the original signal, write it down or duplicate the track
- put in the compressor, turn output down so it's quieter than than the original (or the track volume if you've duplicated it)
- reset the peak meter
- now slowly raise the output / track volume until the peak meter show the same dB as the original
- now do A/B comparison
- if it sounds better, keep it

This will save you from using lots of compression or likewise effects because they just sound louder, not better.

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Activate/deactivate clips or notes via shortcut

Post by Badger123 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:11 pm

Shortcut that works via mac OS for activate/deactivate clips or notes:

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=160694

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by savis » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:18 am

I found this link interesting.
Create Digital Music » Ableton Live Rack Tutorials: Slicing and Drum Racks, Vocal Slicing with Simpler Racks

wayfinder
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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by wayfinder » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:54 pm

savis wrote:I found this link interesting.
Create Digital Music » Ableton Live Rack Tutorials: Slicing and Drum Racks, Vocal Slicing with Simpler Racks
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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:41 pm

oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by AudioForceUK » Mon May 23, 2011 5:59 pm

Brilliant that thanks!

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by eshaa83 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:54 am

wow..i was searching tips like these you have shared with us....
Thanks a lot...

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by perplex » Thu May 26, 2011 5:42 pm

peter181 wrote:maybe mentioned before but this just made my 3am:

turn on the headphone preview button in a midi clip, set another midi track to get input from that one, hit record on it, and when you drag to select different groups of notes with the mouse it will get recorded. cool way to turn aimless f*king around into recorded improvisation.
this works great with organs actually

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by eshaa83 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:31 am

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i like your way of thinking...
keep on sharing good things to your friends

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by wayfinder » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:36 am

eshaa83 wrote:nice post amazing information and attractive..
i like your way of thinking...
keep on sharing good things to your friends
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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by make money 100 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:51 am

That's A big list of tip's it should keep me busy for a while Thanx :wink:

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by Gregory Wells-King » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:42 pm

Tom Cosm (Ableton Certified Trainer)

'Moving Studio set's to Live performance'.

http://www.vimeo.com/1701545

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by hernandezmaryann » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:21 pm

:lol: Thanks for this tips

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by peter181 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:18 am

This is more of a RTFM moment than a trick but hey.... When dropping a clip into the browser, older versions of Live would just make a clip with the original sample references, rather than a new project with copies of the samples. I just noticed you can go back to this behavior very easily in Preferences > File Folder by turning off "Collect Files on Export."

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Re: The Little List of Tips and Tricks

Post by Artyomusico » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Tape saturation: just put a Saturator with a sinoid fold and rise the drive up to about 5dB to 8 dB but not more than 8 dB. Then adjust the dry/wet mix to taste.
Sounds very similar to Izotope Ozone 4 tape saturation.

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