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Wavetable: Ableton's New Synth

Ableton Live Tips & Techniques
Published May 2018
By Len Sasso

1: In expanded view Wavetable’s oscillators, envelopes and LFOs are displayed above its filters, modulation and output settings. Waveform graphs (top) illustrate Wavetable’s FM, Classic and Modern oscillator effects.1: In expanded view Wavetable’s oscillators, envelopes and LFOs are displayed above its filters, modulation and output settings. Waveform graphs (top) illustrate Wavetable’s FM, Classic and Modern oscillator effects.

Take our crash course on Live 10’s new Wavetable synth.

Wavetable, the latest addition to Live’s line-up of instruments, is versatile and surprisingly easy to use. You can’t import your own wavetables, but with 194 of them spread across 12 categories as well as copious modulation and effects options, there is plenty to work with. Exploring factory presets is often a good place to dive in with a new synth, but a better way to get to grips with Wavetable is to take an in-depth look at its oscillators, so let’s start there.

Insert Wavetable on a Live MIDI track and open its Expanded view by clicking the button with the black...

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Published May 2018