Ableton Live is a simple-looking tool on its face, presenting only the essential functions in an explicit way. However, if you dig a little deeper you’ll find all sorts of clever functionality that can make your music production life a whole lot easier.
While these things might not seem that special to people who are used to more traditional DAWs where there are lots of functions spread across numerous floating toolbars, those of us who are addicted to Live’s minimalist interface still need the ability to carry out more advanced editing features when it comes time to put the final polish on a track.
In this Ableton tutorial video, I cover some basic concepts related to recording and editing automation curves in Live. Some of these functions will be obvious to the majority of users, but I suspect at least one or two of them might will be new to many of you, especially the newcomers to Live.
At the very least, this video will serve as a no fluff crash course on automation in Live for you veterans who might be set in your ways and looking to learn some new tricks:
Automation in Ableton Live:Ableton Live Quick Tip: The Basics of Parameter Automation by Nick Maxwell