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TBkvrabl
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2 posts since 14 Mar, 2019

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:54 pm

I'm experienced in analog recording and am transitioning to Ableton Live. At this point, I only have Live Lite as it came with my Scalett interface.

I've worked with some of the drum samples creating rhythm patterns, but I can't figure out how to drop patterns into an arrangement. For example, If I want one pattern for the verse and others for the bridge and chorus, How do I tell the program to play Pattern A for 12 bars, Pattern B for 8, etc.?

This is probably very basic, but I'm not finding the answer in the Ableton Manual or in online tutorials. Please, if you answer this post, please try to keep it in simple terms, as I'm a newbie. If you need to use Ableton-specific words, please define them. Thanks in advance to any responders.

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nerner
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16 posts since 2 Feb, 2019

Re: New to Ableton

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm

I was primarily a Logic user when I decided to give Ableton a try and it did take some adjusting. I just spent a lot of time watching tutorials on youtube. With Ableton you need to understand the differences between "Arrangement view" and "Session View". Session View is great and the reason I decided to test Ableton out. That being said, becuase you are coming from analog recording I think the Arrangement view will probably make more sense for you and I would start there.

This video should get you going in the right direction with Arrangement basics. It helped me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcC6nq7h9Ps

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nerner
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16 posts since 2 Feb, 2019

Re: New to Ableton

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:01 pm

Here is another basics video that will focus more on the Session View but also touches on Arrangement. It is long but very detailed and should answer most of your questions. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Zcy8Uu4dw&t=3070s

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DJ Warmonger
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2975 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: New to Ableton

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:09 pm

Loopop explained it perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NfnRShtIFE
http://djwarmonger.wordpress.com/
Tricky-Loops wrote: (...)someone like Armin van Buuren who claims to make a track in half an hour and all his songs sound somewhat boring(...)

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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11070 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: New to Ableton

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 am

I also think it's worth checking out Mr.Bill's tutorials:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD ... doEjjyuQgI

While many of these would be considered advanced or supplementary, they do give a great insight into what is possible within Ableton. This is a good way help develop new workflows in new DAW's rather than trying to make the new software conform to older workflows.

He also has full courses on his website:

https://live.mrbillstunes.com/product/s ... bletoneer/

CalMur84
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2 posts since 14 Mar, 2019

Re: New to Ableton

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:35 am

I'm new to Ableton, and music production in general. I've saved these tutorials into a YouTube playlist. Thanks for the info!

NeoKortex88
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34 posts since 3 Dec, 2018

Re: New to Ableton

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:44 am

nerner wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm
I was primarily a Logic user when I decided to give Ableton a try and it did take some adjusting. I just spent a lot of time watching tutorials on youtube. With Ableton you need to understand the differences between "Arrangement view" and "Session View". Session View is great and the reason I decided to test Ableton out. That being said, becuase you are coming from analog recording I think the Arrangement view will probably make more sense for you and I would start there.

This video should get you going in the right direction with Arrangement basics. It helped me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcC6nq7h9Ps
why would you abandon Logic for Ableton :D

Spencer Maddox
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265 posts since 19 Oct, 2017

Re: New to Ableton

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:16 am

NeoKortex88 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:44 am
nerner wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm
I was primarily a Logic user when I decided to give Ableton a try and it did take some adjusting. I just spent a lot of time watching tutorials on youtube. With Ableton you need to understand the differences between "Arrangement view" and "Session View". Session View is great and the reason I decided to test Ableton out. That being said, becuase you are coming from analog recording I think the Arrangement view will probably make more sense for you and I would start there.

This video should get you going in the right direction with Arrangement basics. It helped me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcC6nq7h9Ps
why would you abandon Logic for Ableton :D
Few reasons really. I'm not him so I'm hopping in here, but Ableton just has a better workflow with me, even if Logic as a pure Workstation is probably more "powerful" and advanced.

That and you are not stuck to reliance on Apple and AU with Ableton like you are with Logic X.
Logic is still a top notch program however.
Plus Logic has a much nicer interface to be truthful.
More Espresso Less Depresso

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nerner
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16 posts since 2 Feb, 2019

Re: New to Ableton

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:07 pm

NeoKortex88 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:44 am
nerner wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm
I was primarily a Logic user when I decided to give Ableton a try and it did take some adjusting. I just spent a lot of time watching tutorials on youtube. With Ableton you need to understand the differences between "Arrangement view" and "Session View". Session View is great and the reason I decided to test Ableton out. That being said, becuase you are coming from analog recording I think the Arrangement view will probably make more sense for you and I would start there.

This video should get you going in the right direction with Arrangement basics. It helped me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcC6nq7h9Ps
why would you abandon Logic for Ableton :D
Logic is still my main DAW, I just wanted to give Ableton a try.. particularly the Session View.

TBkvrabl
KVRer
2 posts since 14 Mar, 2019

Re: New to Ableton

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:00 pm

Thanks to you all for the direction. I can see I have some homework ahead, but I'll get into it.

zzz00m
KVRAF
1711 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: New to Ableton

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:13 am

Groove3 has some decent video tutorials on Ableton.
https://www.groove3.com/tutorials/Ablet ... -Explained

*Free previews*
Intro to clips: https://www.groove3.com/tutorials/Ablet ... emid=15481
The basic components: https://www.groove3.com/tutorials/Ablet ... emid=15486
Windows 10; with instruments from Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, AAS, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

tomzace
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5 posts since 15 Mar, 2019

Re: New to Ableton

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 am

Good luck in your mission my man!

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anxiousmofo
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417 posts since 1 Apr, 2012 from bamboo tube

Re: New to Ableton

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:16 am

Noiselab.io has some great training, too. Enjoy.
Tangled roots perplex her ways.

zzz00m
KVRAF
1711 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: New to Ableton

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:11 am

Ableton Live 10 Lite - A Comprehensive Course For Beginners

https://www.udemy.com/learn-ableton-liv ... ect-files/
Windows 10; with instruments from Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, AAS, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

zzz00m
KVRAF
1711 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: New to Ableton

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:07 am

Ultimate Ableton Live 10 COMPLETE: Parts 1, 2, and 3

https://www.udemy.com/ableton-live-10-complete/
Windows 10; with instruments from Ableton, AIR, Ample Sound, AAS, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, PreSonus, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

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