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Welcome to our series focussed on using Ableton's Live software for live performance. This series is designed to give you some ideas and pointers in the many ways it is possible to incorporate it into your own live setup.
In this part we look at Dummy clips and what they can do in terms of configuring the next scene or clip via the use of automation. It's a powerful tool to use when running the show live.
Your guide through this complex and flexible journey is Tom Lonsborough - he's a member of the live act 2 Billion Beats and also an Ableton Certified Trainer working out of the Manchester MIDI school, a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to working with Ableton Live.
When performing with the trio 2 Billion Beats, Tom uses live to allow him to combine live electronic instruments, (Moog Minitaur, Dave Smith Tetra 4, Vermona DRM MKII, AcidLab Bombass) with Lives flexible in-the-box capabilities for certain elements, live input processing and automation.
Using Chains and automation to switch keyboard setups