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Music Theory

  • April 20, 2020 PausePlayRepeat

    Music Theory 101

    In a piece of music (any song), the way chords are placed one after the other, is called a chord progression. The chords in a progression have different harmonic functions (they feel different). Some chords provide the Stability, some the Departure, and...

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Ableton

  • October 29, 2020 PausePlayRepeat

    What is the Ableton Pitch MIDI Effect?

    The Pitch device transpose the MIDI notes sent to an instrument, resulting in a higher or lower part. This can be very handy in a variety of situations, such as finding the best key for a singer. Let's say you...

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  • October 29, 2020 PausePlayRepeat

    What is the Ableton Velocity MIDI Effect

    The previous four MIDI effects in Live and concerned with controlling MIDI pitch information. Velocity, on the other hand, deals with (can you guess?) velocity data. It's very much like a Compressor or Scale plug-in for velocities. The grid display...

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  • October 29, 2020 PausePlayRepeat

    What is the Ableton Note Length MIDI Effect

    The Note Length MIDI effect can be used to change the duration of the incoming MIDI note messages. This can be used to make a MIDI part sound more rhythmically consistent or automate note durations creatively. It can also be...

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Mixing

  • October 17, 2019 PausePlayRepeat

    What is a Stereo Image?

    A stereo image is the perceived special location of various sounds within an audio signal. For example, when you’re listening to a piece of music that paints a clear picture of instruments playing in a specific location throughout the track...

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