Why You Should Separate Mixing Into Discrete Phases In Ableton Live

Understanding the different skills required at different stages of the production process will make your life easier. Here's why.  

Ableton Live is sometimes seen as a creative and performance-oriented DAW, but it is highly adept at mixing too. In this video from the course Ableton Live 10 104: Mixing Tracks, Noah Pred walks you through the discrete phases of using Live to produce tracks, starting with composition and later in the course, working all the way through to a finished product.

Ableton Live 10 104: Mixing Tracks

Noah advises breaking the music-making process into three discrete phases: composing, arranging and mixing. He also talks about how creative flow is important, and how you have to employ different skills at different stages of the process. Not getting bogged down with mixing when you're trying to compose is one example of why you need to separate out the different stages, and you'll learn more about this in the full course, which you can check out using the links below.

Watch the course Ableton Live 10 104: Mixing Tracks in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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