March 17, 2021  

Techtorial: See Every New Ableton Live 11 Audio Effect in Action

Following the highly-anticipated release of Ableton Live 11, we have created a tutorial, exploring all of the DAW’s new audio effects in-depth, showcasing what they can do and how it all works.

During the video, Chris Martin, a Point Blank Course Developer, runs through the different audio effects, including Hybrid Reverb, Spectral Time and Spectral Resonator. Delving into what each versatile effect can do, he demonstrates a range of techniques, using each of the varying modes and parameters.

First up, he experiments with the Hybrid Reverb, demonstrating how to create an atmospheric reggae/dub sound. Secondly, Spectral Time (which allows you to freeze incoming audio and apply frequency-based delay processing) is applied to a DnB loop to add some techy glitch effects. Finally, Chris pushes a breakbeat loop to the limit, exploring the ins and outs of the Spectral Resonator.

If you’d like to learn how these new features work in more depth, we offer courses that specialise in Music Production & Sound Engineering. If you’re just starting out as a producer, our Intro to Music Production course is perfect for getting to grips with the basics in either Ableton or Logic Pro.

Previously, we created a full song in Ableton Live 11 from start to finish (including recording and processing vocals) to put the software to the test. Watch Ski Oakenfull, our Head of Education and Development, take on this challenge here.

To learn more about how DAWs like Ableton work, as well as plugins, VSTs, music theory and more, we’d highly recommend checking out our Music Production and Sound Engineering courses. Plus, we’re currently offering 25% off our selected online and LA courses until 31st March when this offer ends. So, be sure to use the codes ONLINE25 and LA25 when enrolling to secure your discount.

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