Understanding the three stages of rendering audio within Ableton Live

Learn how to use Crop, Consolidate and Flatten.

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In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane demonstrates the three stages of rendering audio in Live. Crop, Consolidate and Flatten are all covered in this tutorial, with Liam teaching you the differences between the three and breaking down how each stage affects your audio files. You’ll learn which rendering option is best for your project and what changes you should bear in mind when it comes to bit depth and sample rate. You’ll also learn how to manage files that you have rendered.

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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