Ableton Live’s auxiliary effects defined and understood
Multiple tracks can be enhanced with a touch of effects processing, which send and return channels within Ableton are aptly designed for.
We’ve already taken a look at inserting effects to our tracks in Ableton Live 10 and how they can enhance or transform your audio into something else. Liam O’Mullane introduces us to Return tracks in this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial video, in which we learn to ‘dial-in’ an audio track into a dedicated effects channel. These are known in Ableton as Return tracks and more commonly known as auxiliary channels in the wider music technology world. This means you can have a channel dedicated purely to reverb, and send multiple channels to that Return at different amounts.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Exploring the interface
- Arrangement and session view
- Choosing instrument sounds
- MIDI clip programming
- Understanding Warp Modes
- Learn insert effects
- Slicing audio clips to MIDI
- Making instruments from audio clips
- Grouping tracks
- Programming Automation
- Gating and sidechaining
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.