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Rhythm vs Beat Copy

In this video I cover quite a bit. I explain the basic concept of timing in music, how to count notes in time, how to create a rhythm, how effects have timing, and some simple ways to replace automation with Max For Live devices that can move any FX parameter in a rhythmic-like fashion.

-Quarter Notes- 1, 2, 3, 4
-Eighth Notes- 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and
-Sixteenth notes- 1 e and a 2 e and a 3 e and a 4 e and a
-Triplets- Trip a let Trip a let Trip a let Trip a let
-Dotted Notes- 1 …and 2…and 3..and 4…and

Also in this video I demonstrate Three Max for Live Devices. Two of those Max for Live Devices come with Live 10 Suite; LFO and Shaper (Both located in Live’s Browser in Max Devices, Max Audio Effect)

The third Max for Live Device is called Midi Quantize 2.1. Yes you can quantize notes the usual way by right clicking on them in Ableton Live and selecting quantize. But having the ability to have all of your notes be automatically played perfectly in time, in real time, as you play them is WAYYY MORE FUN. I use this device in all my projects! You’ll also record the output of this device so that you have a much more accurate representation when the quantized notes are actually being played.

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/3412/real-time-midi-quantize-mubali-edit

  • Let Ableton Live do the work for you, so you can do what you do best. Have fun!

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This is video 12 of a 14 part series on Music Theory, and shortcuts to writing music. We’ve covered scales and basic music theory and the hacks to music theory that Ableton Live has to offer. Now this is a departure from theory on keys, scales, and notes and now on to Rhythm, Timing, and Beat.