Layers and Custom Sounds with Instrument Racks

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In these lessons, you'll learn about a powerful feature that makes Ableton Live special: Instrument Racks. This feature enables you to group and combine sequences of plugins in unique and interesting ways, which results in the creation of "super-plugins" that are custom designed by you. In other words, you can take your favorite synths, samplers, effects processors, and layer and sequence them to produce new sounds and play them as you would like any individual MIDI instrument.

Lesson topics include:

  • What is an Instrument Rack
  • Bass Patch Layers
  • Key Zones and Macro Knobs
  • Lead
  • Chain Select and Velocity Zones

Your Instructor

Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.

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