Learn how to use insert effects in Ableton Live with our latest tutorial

Liam O’Mullane is back for another episode of Ableton Live Tutorials.

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Ableton Live Insert Effects

So far in our Ableton Live Tutorials series, we’ve covered the interface, MIDI clips, Audio editing, warp modes and more. This week Liam O’Mullane, MusicTech’s in-house Ableton Live expert, shows you how to make your music more interesting and professional with effects. He uses Live 10’s built-in channel effects to break down the basics of insert effects, revealing the terminology associated with delay, filter, reverb and more. Effects can be a great way to achieve a desired sound – but you don’t want to go overboard, and Liam gives you tips to stay on track and understand how signal paths can affect the overall sound.

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

  • Exploring the interface
  • Arrangement and session view
  • Choosing instrument sounds
  • MIDI clip recording and editing
  • MIDI clip programming
  • Using Audio Clips
  • Understanding Warp Modes

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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