Tag Archives: MIDI

How to Make a MIDI Multi-Effect Rack in Ableton

12 Dec

The Ableton MIDI Effects are some of my favorite things in Live. Some of them are unassuming, but really powerful. But what’s more powerful than one unassuming MIDI Effect? A whole boat load of ‘em!

In this video tutorial, I show you how to make a MIDI Multi-Effect Rack that lets you apply different FX to different regions of the keyboard (or of any MIDI controller for that matter). This will let you take advantage of your whole keyboard and finally be able to make your dreams of being a one-man keytar band a reality!

Be sure to sign up for the email list if you like this video, because it is excerpted from the Ableton Cookbook Live Course that I will be opening up on Friday; and this baby’s gonna be comprehensive. As usual, there will be a discount for members of the email list, so make sure to get your name on there. And for those of you who already bought the Clip Module, you will get an even bigger discount!

Check Out This Cool MIDI Routing Tip for Ableton’s Arpeggiator

29 Nov

In this excerpt from the exclusive Ableton Cookbook email list Video Q&A, I covered a cool MIDI Routing tip for any Ableton MIDI effect that will let you take even more advantage of these effects; in this case, I used the arpeggiator effect.

The traditional signal chain in Ableton goes from the MIDI clip to a MIDI effect and then into an Instrument or Instrument Rack, where the MIDI information is interpreted and output as audio. This means that, if you press record on a MIDI Clip that has an effect on it, you’ll get a recording not of the affected MIDI signal, but of the unaffected MIDI signal. If you want to capture these affected MIDI events, you are going to have to do some MIDI routing. In this video, I show you how this is done!

Extra special thanks to Opuswerk for making these Synth Racks that I’m using in this example. Love ’em! You can grab the ableton files HERE.

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