Harness the power of Grain Delay in Ableton Live

You can achieve mesmerising results with the right application of Live’s idiosyncratic audio effect

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Have you left your footprint on the grains of time? Grain Delay is an incredibly powerful and creative sound design tool but is often overlooked because of its unusual interface and gnarly effect on audio. When you understand its functions, it can be an addictive audio effect that garners unexpected results in Ableton Live.

In this Ableton Live tutorial video, MusicTech expert Liam O’Mullane walks you through Grain Delay’s features and parameters, demonstrating how they can manipulate your sounds. You’ll learn about Spray, Frequency, Pitch, timings, the XY pad and more.

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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