Learn how to hook up MIDI controllers to Ableton Live
This week’s tutorial video shows you how to get hands-on with Live using the MIDI Map mode
Although Ableton Live can be comfortably navigated with just a mouse and keyboard, using a MIDI controller can open up further expression in your performances and recording. In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane teaches you everything you need to know about MIDI Map mode, demonstrating how to deploy it effectively across all MIDI controllers, as well as Ableton Push 2.
Liam covers the basics of how to set up a MIDI controller, how to assign controls in MIDI Map mode, assigning musical keys to clips, transposing clips with your keyboard, takeover mode and more.
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- Understanding Warp Modes
- Slicing audio clips to MIDI
- Gating and sidechaining
- Auxiliary effects understood
- Creative Sidechaining
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Using Drum Rack
- Finding the root key of audio
- Understanding Reverb and Convolution Reverb
- Arpeggiator MIDI effect
- Clip envelopes
- Understanding Echo and Delay
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.