Loop, Transpose, Consolidate & More (Ableton Tips & Tricks #2)

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Here is the second video from the series of Tips & Tricks in Ableton Live 9. More videos will be coming soon, so make sure you Subscribe to my channel!

In this video you will learn how to:

1. Easily Loop Any Region

Simply click on a Midi or Audio track that you want to loop, or select any area (no matter its size), then press CTRL + L. You will notice that the Loop button will turn on, and the selected area will be marked with the Loop brackets. To disable the loop, simply press the Loop button that is now yellow and it will then become grey.

2. Automate the Transposition

Press the small E button from the lower left side of a Midi or Audio track, then select Transposition Modulation and then simply play around with the automation. This way you can create vocal risers, uplifters, downlifters and many other cool effects.

The vocal used in this example is none other than the one from “EDX – Cool You Off”. In this track he transposed a female vocal a few octaves down in order to get that deep sound you hear (which seems like a male vocal).

3. Consolidate Small Parts Into Larger Ones

You can do this with both Audio and Midi files, and it will be very useful when you do the arrangement of a track. Instead of working with tens of small parts, you can have larger files of 8 bars.

4. Group Multiple Tracks

This feature is useful if you want to add certain effects on similar tracks. For example you can add specific effects to your Kick and Bass, or certain EQ-s and effects to your Highs. Simply select the tracks that you want and then press CTRL + G (or right-click and use the Group Tracks option).

I hope this tutorial was useful. If you have any requests, post them in the comments area below.

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