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Ableton Live Mixing Tips | Liam Shy

Continuing our Mixing Month theme, next up we bring you Liam Shy (Mountain of Youth) who teaches several of our Ableton courses here at Pyramind.

In this two part video tutorial, Liam explains his approach to mixing and gives you some specific steps to take in your process. Something he feels very strongly about is creating a brand new session when you are ready to mix, separate and distinct from the one that you use for producing and arranging. Watch the videos to find out why.

Ableton Live Mixing Tips | Part 1 | The Mix Session

00:35 Convert everything to audio for absolute control over your mix
02:16 Differentiate the stages in your workflow between composing and mixing
04:47 Launch into the composing session
05:16 Challenges encountered while writing the track
06:19 Creating a place for the bass in your mix
08:38 Playback of pre-mixed track


Ableton Live Mixing Tips | Part 2 | Fine Tuning Your Mix

00:00 Launch into the mix session
02:27 Replacing the kick
03:49 Getting into flow
04:35 More automation
05:14 Getting a consistent bass
07:26 New bass in context of the mix
08:10 Compare your tracks with reference tracks
10:42 Summary

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