Join Mo Volans as he takes you on an overview of Live’s amazing bundled plug-ins! This tutorial, filled with tons of audio examples, is a treasure-trove of information on how to use and master all of Live's included effects!
Mo Volans is world class musician, writer and music software professional whose creative contributions include original music for TV, film and recordings. His insightful writing is featured in many of the top music technology and pro audio magazines around the world.
Ableton Live is an awesome creative environment that allows its user to perfectly sync almost limitless numbers of grooves in a myriad of combinations. Add to this professional mixing and automation tools, and you have the ideal application to create, produce and master quality music.
However, before you can truly release Ableton Live’s true potential, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with its extensive collection of effects plug-ins. This impressive list includes everything from simple equalisers and compressors to resonators, frequency shifters, and the mighty beat repeat plug-in.
Mo Volans takes you on a guided tour through every plug-in included with Ableton Live. On this journey you’ll not only learn how to tweak almost every parameter, you'll also see how each processor can work in your mix, demonstrated by real world examples.
Each plug-in type is broken down, grouping similar plug-ins together and giving you the theory on how they work and when it's best to use them. If you're a beginner, you can follow the tutorial from start to finish. If you’re an experienced Live user, you can use the keyword search features to turn this tutorial into an instant Live DSP reference guide.
Explore Ableton Live’s true plug-in power ... devote 2-hours of your time to this tutorial from Mo Volans, and you'll make better music - guaranteed!
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jeanrobert wrote on August 8, 2013
all you ever wanted to know about working with effects in ableton live. This is a one stop resource for all your beat making, post production, mixing, mastering, engineering needs.
Carrion Fowl wrote on May 22, 2013
Mo makes it all sound so simple and best of all - fun. He gives clear examples of each effect and covers everything that the intro-level user should know. Thanks Mo!
geovannim wrote on April 3, 2013
Ableton has the best bundle of plug-ins you can have with any software, well right up there with reason, I just wish that this would have touch on demystifying rewire (maybe a soon to be tutorial?).
ekkomouse wrote on March 27, 2013
Good overview of the effects, could use a few more useful examples of some of the more creative ones but pretty good.
Marco Mejiía wrote on February 20, 2013
Great course! I think its an overview of all the effects Ableton includes and allows you to start navigating thru them. My advice is tthat after every block, do some experimentation with those FXs
Narni wrote on January 28, 2013
This tutorial is awesome! Clear and concise overview of Ableton Live's plugins. Before wasting money on third party plugins, I would recommend you to watch this tutorial. You won't be disappointed and you will surely save your $$$.
Stefano M wrote on December 20, 2012
This is a very nice video to start if you have never looked up at Live's Fxs.
If you are already a pioneer of FX you'll not learn nothing new!
Nice tutorial by the way!
mark atherton wrote on April 19, 2012
i thought this was a bit light on details ... didn't think it went in depth enough
KHz Wilkerson wrote on March 16, 2012
I really enjoyed Mo's tutorial on Ableton's effects. Although i feel it was more of an intro to using the effects, it was still nevertheless very informative. He was clear & friendly and fun going through the tutorial with him. One of the best so far.
carlosfrancisco wrote on July 18, 2011
Very good tutorials. Although I would of preferred some more examples of the effects in action during a track build, it clearly answers any doubts and does what it says on the tin.. Well done again for another great one!!