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Parallel and Multiband Processing

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In these lessons, you'll learn about the powerful effects processing techniques related to parallel and multi-band processing. Ableton Live makes it easy to configure these kinds of effects chains giving you deeper control of your sonic output. Parallel processing allows you to mix an unprocessed (dry) signal with a processed (wet) signal, which results in an output that is more subtle than a fully processed signal where there is no dry signal layered with it. You can apply this technique to any effect like compression, distortion, delay, reverb, etc. as well as combinations of these effects.

Multi-band processing enables you to isolate and affect particular frequency ranges while leaving other ranges unaffected (e.g. apply reverb only to the high frequencies of a synth or drum beat, while leaving the low frequencies unaffected and dry). You'll be surprised at how easy and how useful these techniques are in Ableton Live - and when honed properly, your result will be a more nuanced, deliberate, and tasteful sonic output.

Lesson topics include:

  • Understanding Signal Flow
  • Routing Audio to Multiple Tracks
  • Parallel Compression
  • Multiband Processing
  • Resampling Processed Audio


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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