Learn how to use Live’s different audio limiters in your mixes
We take a look at the Limiter and Color Limiter devices to see how they can be used to achieve a pro-sounding track.
Limiters are often seen as a dark art of music production or as a means of simply making your mix louder. Ableton Live‘s limiters are easy to use, though, and can do more than just amp up your track. Along with their ability to prevent your mix from clipping, they can also be used creatively for sound design possibilities.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you the different audio limiting options in Ableton Live. You’ll learn what limiting is, how to use Live’s Limiter device to achieve it, and how each parameter of the device works. You’ll also learn about Color Limiter for Live Suite, and find out how to use these devices for more creative results.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- 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
- Using Cue Mode
- 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.