Ableton certified clinician Keith Mills shows us a quick tip for splitting sounds into different frequency bands, so that the bands can be easily processed independently.  

This technique is great for applying side-chain compression without effecting the low end, and also good when applying stereo imaging as you can effectively ‘mono’ the bass and spread the higher frequencies, adding space and width to your audio.  Equally you can also add different modulation to different frequencies adding unique sonic interest to audio parts.

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Keith is head tutor and course manager of Quantise – specialising in teaching Ableton Live for performance and production. Their online courses feature one to one interactivity with a professional tutor, and include tailor made tutorial packages, practical projects, bespoke online video feedback that ensure a full ‘in the studio learning’ experience.