A second remix comes from another Mmmmaven associate: Wigzen.
Working in a large session with many tracks can be overwhelming. Have you ever wondered how to solve this problem? Here are some ways you can organize your Ableton session to enhance your workflow and creativity.
1. Label Tracks
If all of your tracks are labeled to correspond with the instruments they represent, navigating you session becomes much easier. For example, if your track is named “BASS” instead of “2 Basic Sinelike”, then you will be able to easily find your bass track among all of your other tracks. Right-click on the track header and select the “Rename” option. It will then allow you to type in a new name for the track.
2. Color-Code Tracks
3. Create Groups
Let’s say your working with a session that has a hefty vocal arrangement in it. This means you are going to have many vocal tracks to deal with. A way to declutter your session, if you have multiple tracks that fall under the same category, is to create a group. Hold down the “Shift” key and click on each track that you want to be included in the group. Once you have selected all of the tracks that you want, right-click on one of the selected tracks and choose “Group Tracks” from the drop down menu. This will put all of the tracks you selected under one group tab. You can hide the tracks in the group while you aren’t working with them to free up visual space in your session. The black triangle beside the group name will allow you to open and close the group when you need to access the individual tracks.
4. Add Locators
Locators can be added in the arrangement view of Ableton. Right-click in the grey space below the measure numbers and select “Add Locator” from the drop down menu. This will give you a grey triangle in the location that you originally clicked. Right-click on the triangle and select “Rename” from the drop down menu to label the locator. These locators can be helpful in identifying sections of your song, like a verse, chorus, or bridge.
After using these tips, your session should be much easier to navigate!
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Posted by: Tori Leche
Some record labels just GOT IT. They strike a chord at the right time, make a signature sound soluble, and turn the attention of the world’s ears towards them.
Swing as they swap sound and styles all night long.
Make It New with Keinemusik (1/19)
Andme Keinemusik b2b Adam Port
with residents Baltimoroder & Coralcola
Thursday Jan 19, 2017
Presented by MMMMAVEN and Soundscape Boston
If you’re ever feeling down on dance music, go to a Beautiful Swimmers gig.
Andrew Field-Pickering (AKA Max D) and Ari Goldman have been going back-to-back since the late ’00s, and they’re among the most animated DJs in the game, hammering home the fun and physicality of their selections by dancing and wearing ear-to-ear smiles.
They’re also serious record collectors—when they’re not traveling, Goldman and Field-Pickering work in record stores, and their time spent in the bins shows in their sets. Over the years, the duo have used house music as a foundation to explore Baltimore club, jungle, post-punk and other unclassifiable delights.
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves 😀
Make It New with Beautiful Swimmers [12/15]
+ resident Baltimoroder
Thursday December 15, 2016
9pm / 21+ / $10 Before 11pm / $15 After