Finding the Volume Automation in Ableton Live

01 Aug

My issue was how to create a volume fade for the end of a recent piece and after some searching, I found some references to creating an automation line in the Arrangement view. Several of the clips that were in the piece had a drop down menu for controlling the volume and some did not. I wasn’t entirely sure how those tracks got them assigned, but ultimately, I wanted to have a volume fade on the Master track.

With some poking around within the interface, I stumbled upon the following, after right clicking on the Master track volume indicator.

After selecting the, “Show Automation,” you can then switch over to the Arrangement View and adjust the volume accordingly.

This is probably common knowledge for many seasoned Ableton users, but it wasn’t entirely intuitive for me. Once it was figured out, the result was exactly what I was looking for. I certainly like the way Ableton automation lines work and look forward to implementing them in many different ways.

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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Ableton, Music


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