Group your Return Tracks in Ableton Live with this clever technique
Get more control over your effects sends without any latency issues.
Using return tracks, or busses, is a commonplace technique to mix an instrument with a wet effect, such as reverb, delay or distortion. In Ableton Live, this is easily achieved and you can create as many Return Tracks as you need. But controlling each one can be tedious – what if you wanted to apply a filter across multiple Return Tracks at one point in your project?
In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane teaches you how to group Live’s Return Tracks for a more manageable project. As well as learning how to group Return Tracks and compensate for delay, you’ll also learn the downsides of grouping and when you should consider this technique.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Creating a template
- Gating and sidechaining
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Understanding Reverb and Convolution Reverb
- Arpeggiator MIDI effect
- Vinyl Distortion and Erosion
- Hooking up MIDI controllers
- Using Cue Mode
- Grain Delay
- Drum Buss device
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
- Exploring Live’s Resonators
- Moving your Ableton Live Library
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.