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Creative MIDI FX in Ableton Live - On demand

Learn to creativity use MIDI FX within Ableton Live.

Course Instructor: Mel Uye-Parker

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Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live’s native MIDI FX provides a range of tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. Max For Live complements these tools and expands musical possibilities. In this workshop you will creatively explore and deploy a range of MIDI FX in a musical setting.

What you'll learn

  • Identify and deploy MIDI FX
  • Explore native and M4L MIDI FX in Live
  • Render the output of MIDI FX into MIDI clips for further manipulation
  • Apply MIDI FX to create novel musical and sonic elements


  • A computer and Internet connection
  • Access to a copy of Live Suite with M4L (i.e. trial or full license)

Course content

  • ---- Workshop handout
  • ---- Part 1 - Generating Melodies and Chord Sequences
  • ---- Part 2 - Creating a Note Pattern Generator
  • ---- Part 3 - Creating Macro Variations
  • ---- Part 4 - Generating Drum Rhythms with Arpeggiator +Capturing MIDI

Who is this course for

  • This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to utilise the creative possibilities of MIDI FX in the Ableton Live environment.

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