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Creative Crossfades In Ableton Live

Ableton Live Tips & Techniques
Published July 2018
By Len Sasso

Screen 1: The two-track crossfade (top) is a bit more versatile than the single-track crossfade of overlapping clips shown below.Screen 1: The two-track crossfade (top) is a bit more versatile than the single-track crossfade of overlapping clips shown below.

We see how crossfades can be used creatively and cosmetically in Live.

This time we’ll take an in-depth look at Live’s versatile approach to audio clip fading and crossfading in the Arrangement view. Creating crossfades with clips on separate tracks lets you apply separate audio effects processing and offers more flexible shaping of the fade curves, whereas crossfading clips on the same track is simpler and requires only one track. Either approach is a useful tool in both arranging and sound design. If you’re not familiar with using audio clip fades in Live, have a look at the ‘Hands On’ box for the basics.

The Fickle Hand Of Fade

The top of Screen 1 shows two audio clips...

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Published July 2018