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Learn Live 12: MIDI Generators

Ableton2024-03-05
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Ableton Live offers tools for generating rhythms, patterns, and chords easily accessible in the clip view. The Rhythm Generator allows for creating beats in a drum rack and adjusting parameters. Users can also generate melodic patterns and counter melodies with controls for various elements. The Shape Generator can automatically generate notes in different shapes with adjustable parameters. The video demonstrates adding and manipulating chords in Live's interface, including custom generators like MaxForLive patches for creating rhythms based on subdivisions of whole numbers. Users can explore preset patterns or create custom shapes for chord exploration.

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Ableton Live offers tools for generating rhythms, patterns, and chords in the clip view.
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The Rhythm Generator enables the creation of beats in a drum rack, with customizable parameters and a Generate button for toggling.
Tools for generating melodic patterns and counter melodies include controls for pitch range, duration, velocity, voices, and density.
The Shape Generator can automatically generate notes in different shapes, with adjustable parameters like rate, tie, and jitter.
Users have the option to explore preset patterns or create custom shapes for chord exploration.
How to use chords and generators in Live's interface.
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Users can add and manipulate chords by changing inversions, root notes, duration, and start time.
Custom generators like MaxForLive patches can be added to create rhythms based on subdivisions of whole numbers.
The video showcases the use of the Euclidean generator for creating unique rhythms.