In the latest edition of Ableton Live Production Tips with Steve Nalepa, Professor Nalepa shares mixing techniques using one of his current works in progress as the example. Ableton‘s built-in Utility plug-in has a width setting that adjusts how wide that track stretches across the panoramic spectrum. Setting different width values for different tracks helps give differentiation and separation to the individual elements of your song, and it helps each part cut through so it can be heard clearly in the mix.
For a deeper exploration of Ableton Live - I recommend checking out Dubspot’s new (NYC or ONLINE) courses on the program.
Working together with Dubspot, we have created an online Ableton Live curriculum designed to take you through the complete process of finding your own unique style and creating a body of work – learning Ableton inside and out! (inspired by my advanced classes I teach at Chapman University Conservatory of Music). The goal: to become a well rounded producer. I am thrilled with how it has turned out, Dubspot’s talented Pat Cupo created the videos for the online class, taking my course design and actualizing it in a brilliant way. The weekly video tutorials will supplement this great course.
Steve Nalepa is an LA-based producer, professor, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Live expert. He’s produced tracks and collaborated with everyone from legends like Bill Laswell and Pharoah Sanders to rising electronic music artists Nosaj Thing and The Glitch Mob.