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Working with Effect Racks

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This course is about how to take advantage of Effect Racks in Ableton Live. Effect Racks allow you to group effect (native or 3rd party plugin) chains together into "racks" which can be saved and reused in your projects. This allows you to quickly recall effect combinations (which saves a lot of time rather than starting from scratch in each session). It also enables you to create your own signature sound and style by creating custom racks that are unique to you. While the effects created here are useful, the purpose of this set of videos is not necessarily for you to copy the instructor, but rather to be inspired to create your own custom effect chains by learning the key features and possibilities of Effect Racks.

Lesson topics include:

  • Washout Rack (using white noise)
  • Rhythmic Gater
  • Distortion Chooser
  • MultiBand Rack
  • Chord Scale Arp Rack


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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