— a soft synth that comes with Cubase
– a loop-based music-sequencing software for Mac and Windows. Ableton Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing and arranging using clips of music.
– a squelchy bassline made famous by synths such as the Roland TB303.
Always on Top
– keeps your selected window/VST/etc. on screen even when you click away from it
– Ableton Live will analyze each new piece of audio that is introduced into the project. The analysis file it creates contains data to help optimise the stretching quality, speed up the waveform display, and automatically detect the tempo of long samples.
– MIDI effect which takes individual MIDI notes or chords that have been sequences or played and turns them into a rhythmical pattern
– the default mode, where you will edit the arrangement of your song by working with groups that hold MIDI information. Groups can be copied, cut, and pasted throughout the song. In general, Arrange Mode will be used when you want to make large edits to rearrange the song.
– runs on a horizontal timeline and shows both MIDI and audio data
– structure of a song across its entire timeline; the chosen composition of the audio, clips and/or MIDI
– where you will edit the arrangement of your track by working with groups that hold MIDI information
– rate at which the volume of a musical note rises from zero to peak volume
– a device through which audio clips are routed to alter the sound of their output by stretching, shifting, or distorting the waveform (effects include filter, delay, resonance, etc.)
– a track that handles repeated audio, usually in the form of samples or a signal routed from a MIDI track
Auto Detect Surfaces
searches for any available MIDI devices
– provides Classic analog filter emulation. It can be modulated by an envelope follower and/or an LFO to create moving effects.
– means that if there’s an event on the main track, such as an audio event on an audio track, any automation events that fall under that audio event will also be moved when you move the audio event
– a point along the automation line at which the value can be altered; otherwise known as an ‘automation point’
– a line that changes the value of a parameter across two points
– a point along the automation line at which the value can be altered; otherwise known as an ‘automation hinge’
– an incline or decline along the automation line
– displays the automation timeline for the selected track
– stands for ‘auxiliary’ – generally used as an extra input for a device such as an add-on CD player/changer, MP3 player, or other audio (line level) input