Ableton Live Video Tutorial: How to Use the Step-Sequencer

One of the new features introduced Ableton Live 8 is the ability to step-sequence in the Midi Note Editor. This is covered only briefly on page 204 of the manual so I put together a 5 min. video tutorial to help you get your mind around how this feature works.

[Update June 17, 2020 This featured is called Step-Recording in the Live 10 manual and is documented here]

In the video I cover:

  1. How to arm the step recorder
  2. How to enter notes with a MIDI controller and the arrow keys
  3. How to sequence drums
  4. How to sequence notes and chords
  5. How to preview steps with the arrow keys
  6. How to MIDI Map a controller to next and back steps

Watch the video on YouTube.

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Hi, this is Mark Mosher. Welcome to my blog. I’m a synthesist, Composer, Producer, and Visualist living in Boulder CO. I’m also the founder of the Rocky Mountain Synth Meet and Synth Patrol.

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