In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.  

Symmetry Vs. Asymmetry

Loop 1_Symmetric
Loop 1 Asymmetric

Polymeter Madness and Beyond

Polyrhythm 3_2
Polyrhythm 2_3
6_8 Clip.

Variable Clip Envelopes

6_8 clip volume
Polymeter Shifting Hits

Let’s Get Euclidean

V2 Rhythm

Unlinked, Unlocked

Unlinking envelopes

Not the End…

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Timo Preece (Certified Ableton Trainer, ProTools Expert) is an accomplished audio technologist, multi-media consultant, sound designer and electronic musician. He graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a Masters in Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh, UK. From conceptualizing and building cutting-edge setu... Read More


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