Drum Rack Sends: Two Minute Ableton Live Tip #38

Sends and Returns Within Ableton's Drum Racks

Ableton Live's Drum Racks have some really interesting routing options.  One of the cool things you can do is create send and return chains.  Your drum rack can store audio effects that you can route individual cells of the drum rack through, while leaving others unaffected.  Up until a few weeks ago, I thought it was impossible to route the individual drum rack cells to your project's return tracks.  Fortunately Kenneth, a student from my Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live class at Berklee, showed me how it is done.  Since this is such an awesome and helpful bit of information, I thought I'd share it with you.  So check out the video, and big thanks for Kenneth for the information!

Get the Sounds From the Tutorial

The drum beat you heard in the video was created with my Super 8-bit Pack, an Ableton Live collection of well over 100 instrument and effect racks, catered to chip music aficionados. Check it out below.

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