It’s been a while since I posted a video tutorial in the ‘Ableton Live Quick Tips’ series. This one shows you a neat little trick for mixing. Instead of automating the track volume, you can use the Utility effect for it that is included in Ableton Live. This way you can still quickly adjust the overall level of individual tracks in the mix.
Questions and comments are always welcome.
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Thanx! That is useful. There is also a M4L device for this purpose called Dmixer, which rebuilds the ableton mixer: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1979/dmixer.
Yes, I actually mention Dmixer at the end of the video although I only added the link to it in the YouTube description and not here. So thanks for posting it. 🙂
Thanks, cool skin too!
Thanks for this tip – I often use utility for +/- trimming the overall level of a track that has vol automation, as suggested here.
But since both track volume AND utility gain can be automated, what would be a useful workflow suggestion?
I personally prefer keeping the volume un-automated, because it makes mixing easier. At least for the way I work it saves me a step whenever I need to adjust the track’s volume.