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Ableton Live 9 - Introduction to Racks

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Viewers will learn the basics of creating custom device Racks in Ableton Live.

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1. Place instrument(s) and effects onto a track, and select them all by holding the Shift key and clicking on the device title bars

2. Group them by typing Command-G (Ctrl-G on PC) on your computer keyboard

3. Notice that the rounded corners are gone from each individual device in your new Rack, and the entire Rack has rounded corners instead, indicating it now acts as one unified device

4. Change the name of the Rack by clicking the title, typing Command-R (Ctrl-R on PC) and entering the new name

5. Add more devices to the Rack by dragging them into it, making sure that the yellow vertical line is at the correct point of insertion

6. Map a parameter to a Macro by Control-clicking (Right-click on PC) the parameter, and selecting the Macro to assign it to from the pop-up menu

7. Rename a Macro by selecting it, typing Command-R (Ctrl-R) and entering the new name

8. Save your new Rack as a preset by dragging it by the title bar to your User Library

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