Learn how Vinyl Distortion and Erosion can make your sounds more interesting in Ableton Live

Add a pinch of distortion and a light crackle to dust up your sounds

Ableton Live is packed with intriguing effects that add colour to your sounds. Erosion and Vinyl Distortion are two unassuming devices that are often overlooked but are capable of imparting subtle artefacts to your music. Erosion can enhance the percussive elements in your sounds, while Vinyl Distortion will help you achieve lo-fi vibes.

In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane breaks down the parameters of both devices. You’ll learn how the effects function and how you can manipulate them to get the sound you want. You’ll also find out which situations they can prove most useful in.

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.

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