How gating and sidechaining in Ableton Live can enhance your music

MusicTech’s Ableton Live Tutorials video series continues, this week exploring the Gate effect and its creative potential

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Lesson fifteen of our Ableton Live Tutorials series introduces you to gating and sidechaining within Ableton Live 10. Gating can be an essential tool in dynamic processing, removing unwanted noise from a source signal (key input). Liam O’Mullane guides you through the parameters present on Live’s Gate effect. We also explore utilising the sidechain option on Gate, which opens up new creative production techniques.

Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

Liam O’Mullane is an Ableton Live expert and has been working with us for quite some time now, and was even previously Features Editor for MusicTech. He has offered his expertise over at dBs Music and Ask Audio, and has played out as a DJ on BBC 1Xtra radio and won many DJ competitions under the alias The Scratch Technician.

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