Automation is a valuable tool in modifying static effects and bringing together a track in Ableton Live. In this tutorial, MacProVideo's Mo Volans looks at some cool uses for automation, including making a new groove out of a sample using well-placed effect sweeps. Full tutorial at MacProVideo
With Ableton Live 9, there are new options for automation - including recordable automation in Session view Clips and curved automation. Traditional uses for automation introduce gradual changes to select parameters. While this is a great and useful way of using automation, there are some more unusual and creative ways to automate in Live. In a new tutorial article, MusicTech Magazine's Liam O'Mullane reviews some of these techniques - from disabling the grid for freeform drawing to choppy effects with repeated automation, and more.