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ABLETON LIVE – Using Dummy Clips

by | May 4, 2017 | ABLETON LIVE, TIPS & TRICKS

ABLETON : What is a dummy clip?

“In this free tutorial, Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk, aka AfroDJMac, demonstrates how to prepare for a live performance using Ableton Live. Once you’ve built a track, figured out your effects, you’re ready to assign some “dummy clips” to your Ableton Push.

Dummy clips are audio clips that don’t contain audio information, just automation, which help you put effects on various sounds within your production”.


I really love this tutorial made by Berklee Online ! It’s a cool trick if you are playing live and i had no idea it was possible to use dummy clips in Ableton. It can be a bit complicated for beginners but once you have understood how it works, it will save you a lot of time.


Level : Advanced Beginner

  • What is a Dummy Clip in Ableton?
  • How to Use Dummy Clips in Ableton?

More about Dummy Clips in Ableton?

If the tutorial above isn’t enough for you to understand what is a dummy clip and how it works, i also really love this tutorial made by Point Blank Music School.Point Blank instructor and Ableton-certified trainer Freddy Frogs shows how you can use Dummy Clips to trigger your Follow Actions in your set.

You can do a lot of different things with dummy clips and i personnaly recommend you to delve deeper in the subject.

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