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How to create snapshots in Live 11

By February 26, 2021No Comments

Live 11 is out with tons of exciting new features to boost productivity and creativity. Today, I want to share a new feature to create racks presets in Live 11. You can use this technique for anything really. For example, you could create a rack to store your favourite drum samples and create different presets per genre, like this one below.

I will show you a step by step guide to creating your own personalised mixing tool rack and I will also share how to fit the presets in my workflow.

First of all, let’s get the audio effects we need!

  1. Create an audio track CMD-T or CTRL-T.
  2. Drag and drop the following effects: EQ8, Glue Compressor and Utility
  3. Now select all the audio effects and press the key combo CMD-G or CTRL-G.

Perfect, now the fun starts! I will show you how set-up the rack for my needs but you can do whatever you want and you can also add your favourites audio effects!

  1. In EQ8, choose a low cut filter for the first band and a high-cut filter for the last band.
  2. Right-click on the frequency knob on the first band and select ‘Map to Macro 1’.
  3. Right-click on the frequency knob on the last band and select ‘Map to Macro 2’.

Let’s move to the glue compressor and follow the same steps.

  1. Right-click on the threshold knob and select ‘Map to Macro 3’.
  2. Right-click on the gain knob and select ‘Map to Macro 4’.

Finally, let’s map the Utility device.

  1. Right-click on the gain knob and select ‘Map to Macro 5’.
  2. Right-click on the mono button and select ‘Map to Macro 6’.

Now that all the mapping is done, it’s a good idea to rename each Macro to remember what we mapped. The next step is creating the presets.

  1. Press the new preset icon on the rack.
  2. Press the ‘New’ button.
  3. Now adjust the macro to suits your needs. I usually need low and high cuts easy to access.
  4. Press the preset icon with a plus
  5. Done! The preset is saved and now you can rename it with emojis and other stuff.

I’ve attached my rack for you! Have fun and keep creating!👋

Mixing Rack – Download here

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