Learn to build engaging arrangements in Ableton Live
By using Arrangement View and Live’s plethora of tools, you’ll be turning promising ideas into full tracks in no time.
Ableton Live Arrangement View tools for song arrangement
Sometimes it can feel difficult to turn that brilliant 16-bar loop you’ve been working on into a fully fledged track. Thankfully, there are loads of strategies for building your existing material into an arrangement.
In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane dives deep into arranging your music using Live’s Arrangement View. You’ll learn how to use the plethora of tools available to you in Live to help you develop ideas into full tracks. Liam shows you how to identify sections of a track and subtract instruments to create a new section; how to create suspense in a track, particularly in build-ups and drops, and more techniques to keep your track interesting for the listener.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Live’s Audio Limiters
- Using Corpus
- Create, store, browse and load templates
- Create polymeters and automating tempo and time signature
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- How to use Operator
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Master Macro Variations
- Grain Delay
- Scene Follow Actions
- 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.
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