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Modulation in Ableton Live

Unlock endless production posibilities through automation.


Thavius Beck is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and emcee. he has collaborated with or remixed artists such as Nas, Nine Inch Nails, and Skylar Grey, to name a few. In this course, Thavius demonstrates how sound, pitch, and parameter automation can take your creations to the next level. In 20 lessons, Thavius will introduce the vocabulary of modulation, adding pitch and timbre automation, and how to automate parameters to add that something special to your production. Course Run Time (2h 06m)


  • Learn Modulation with Ableton Live.
  • Understand modulation in musical terms.
  • Explore Max for Live devices that come with Ableton Live, as well as others available online.
  • Manipulate modulation devices to unlock movement of parameters that can't normally be accessed.
  • Learn to combine multiple modulators for endless creative possibilities.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Modulation With The LFO
    In this step, Thavius discusses modulation music, LFO tool, LFO MIDI, and the Ted FX.
  • 2
    Modulation With Envelopes
    In this step, Thavius discusses step modulation, envelope modulation, volume envelope modulation, and the sharper.
  • 3
    Inversion and Mapping
    In this step, Thavius discusses the envelope inversion, the use of the XY pad, the multimap, and Map8.
  • 4
    Sequencing and Variation
    In this step, Thavius discusses sequencing snapshots, Modulation, rhythmic variations, and adding probability
  • 5
    Using MIDI and Multi-mapping
    In this step, Thavius discusses MIDI sequencing, drums with the mono sequencer and envelope, LFO modulation and multimap, and combining modulators.
Music Production