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Ableton Live: Repeat After Me

Ableton Live Tips & Techniques
Published May 2017
By Len Sasso

We show you how to use Live’s delays as a replacement for reverb and as an effect in their own right.

When reverb is gumming things up you have three ways of taming it: turn the reverb off, reduce its bandwidth or try delay instead. You’ll find a lot of creative ways to use delay along with or instead of reverb in Geoff Smith’s Recording Techniques column ‘Creating & Using Custom Delay Effects’ in SOS May 2012 issue. This month we’ll investigate ways to use Live’s various delay effects alone as well as with other effects to either replace or augment reverb. But first, here’s a quick look at the other two ways of taming reverb.

1: The six panels show the effect of applying reverb, a quarter-note delay or various combinations of the two to a short piano chord. The control-panel graphics show the send levels to the delay (A) and reverb (B).1: The six panels show the effect of applying reverb, a quarter-note delay or various combinations of the two to a short piano chord. The control-panel graphics show the...

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Published May 2017