There's still plenty to do before this year ends and the new one begins - at least at Sonic Bloom. So let's dive right in, shall we? Here are the five video tutorials I made this year that were the most sought after. Do you already know all these tips and tricks?
One of the things that is vitally important in music production is the ability to edit. To discard anything that doesn't improve the song or track, regardless of how long you've spent on the part. The sounds or ideas might be great in themselves, but they just won't fit. If you find it hard to let go of them, here are some tips that might make it a whole lot easier for you next time.
While saving presets in the User Library might be an old hat for you, this tutorial could still serve as a reminder to actually do it. It always gives some helpful tips on ordering presets in the User Library, so that you have quick access not only from within Live, but also Push and other MIDI controllers that offer this feature.
This tutorial in my series "Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips" shows how you can save session view clips as a new Live Set. It's quick, easy and useful when you want to save a part of your track/song to keep as an idea that doesn't really fit in with the rest. Or build a live performance set, especially when coupled with the tricks from the previous video.
If you tend to use certain audio files as your favourite building blocks, you might want to store the clip's settings. Especially if you adjusted the warp markers so the clip plays perfectly in sync.
Let's say you like certain device presets a lot, but you need to tweak certain parameters to get the desired result. To save you valuable time, you can save your own presets.
Ever seen the message that media files were missing? When you make music you want to be sure that none of your audio samples are missing. Ableton Live - just as other DAWs - only references those audio files. This