Ableton Live: Multiband Effects Processing

Watch Icon Instructor Paul Laski enhance a basic pad sound with a custom multiband effects processing rack created in Ableton Live to create a more full and enriched sound. FREE Chorus Effect Rack download included!

Multiband Processing in Ableton Live

In this video, Icon’s Paul Laski talks about multiband effects processing and demonstrates how to build a multiband chorus effect using Ableton Live’s Audio Effect Rack.

Paul takes you through the steps of splitting the signal into independent frequency bands and the various effects used to create a much fuller and exciting sound. Paul also explains how to Macro Map multiple parameters to create an adjustable frequency range control for added flexibility.

This multiband chorus effect rack adds width and subtle modulation to the top end of the sound while maintaining a mono low-end that remains punchy. This Audio Effect Rack also provides a solid foundation to build on. Expand its capabilities by loading additional effects and Macro Mapping various controls to create even more unique sound shaping possibilities.

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Multiband Effects Processing in Ableton Live

Multiband effects processing is a highly effective technique used in sound design, mixing and mastering, and live performance. Ableton Live’s Instrument and Audio Effect Racks allow us to separate the input signal into different channels that operate in parallel.

Splitting the frequency spectrum into independent and adjustable bands allows you to process those isolated frequencies with various effects. This flexibility gives you more control over the sound. For example, use multiband effects processing to enhance a bass sound. Begin by splitting the signal into Low, Mid, and High bands using an EQ. On the Low band, mono the signal using ‘Utility’ to keep your sub frequencies tight and clean. For the Mid band, try adding some saturation to bring out the body of the bass. Finally, apply some stereo imaging and reverb to the High band to create some depth and width. Treating the sound this way creates a fuller bass sound that is more powerful and compelling.

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