Peter Morgan, from the DJ podcast, brings you this useful tutorial explaining how to use Ableton Live's effects automation functions on your audio channels. Peter Morgan explains how to separate out the automation channels and add step and ramp effects changes to your audio mixes.

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About Automation and Editing Envelopes

Often, when working with Live’s mixer and devices, you will want the controls’ movements to become part of the music. The movement of a control across the song timeline or Session clip is called automation; a control whose value changes in the course of this timeline is automated.

Practically all mixer and device controls in Live can be automated, including the song tempo