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TOPIC: Seeking general workflow advice / MIDI to Audio

Seeking general workflow advice / MIDI to Audio 10 months 3 weeks ago #25387

  • Odyssey113
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Hello...Im Ryan and Im new to the group. I've been dabbling in Ableton off and on for about 3 years now...Starting to get a good grip of things. Just trying to define my workflow a bit..

I am seeking advice on general workflow as far as going from MIDI clips to Audio clips goes...And also general advice as far as do most people prefer to record effects into the audio clip or record the audio plain and then add the effect to audio. Just kind of trying to sort through the best possible flow. I'm curious what others prefer.

Thanks for any advice!
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Seeking general workflow advice / MIDI to Audio 10 months 3 weeks ago #25391

  • Tom Cosm
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Hey Ryan, welcome to the site!

Personally, I tend to work with MIDI, then use the Freeze function when I'm done. This basically resamples the MIDI track down to an audio track, but it retains the MIDI information in memory, so you can always Unfreeze if you decide you want to go back and change something etc.

These days with computing power things are a lot different, I used to bounce to audio quite often when my computer was starting to struggle, but now that that's not so much of a problem I find myself having lots of MIDI tracks.

I still like to bounce to audio, as chopping up/dealing with audio samples can be a whole different way to change the sound - but generally I freeze something until I am 100% I will no longer need the MIDI data.
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