Audio to MIDI is one of the coolest new features in Live 9, allowing you to transform monophonic melodies, polyphonic harmonies, and drum beats, into MIDI clips. In this new tutorial video, we've provided some tips on how to get a more efficient workflow - with more accurate results - out of this powerful new feature.
Despite what you hear coming from this Live Set, there's only one note, repeated at a regular interval, in one MIDI clip, which triggers everything. How does this happen? That's the focus of a new tutorial from MacProVideo's Gary Hiebner, which looks at using Ableton Live's MIDI Effects to create generative music. Using the Scale, Random, Pitch, and Velocity MIDI Effects, Gary creates a "loop" that plays a new a unique sequence every time, with endless variations.