We’re nearing the finish line with our music.
The final step is to expand our ideas into a full song (as necessary), and to export our work so that it can be easily listened to and shared as an audio file. In the video above, we walk through how to arrange and export your music in Ableton Live Lite. After watching the tutorial, you should be equipped with everything you need to put a wrap on your first track – a truly exciting milestone.
For the track we created in the video, we took a somewhat unique approach to our song structure that felt stylistically right. That said, if you’re looking for more concrete ideas for how to expand your track, check out our introduction to song structure if you haven’t already – the article goes over popular song sections as well as creative techniques that you can try out to create a full track.
Also, keep in mind that the creative process isn’t always linear. As you finalize your track, you might choose to give the mix another pass, change up a melody, or do a number of other things – and that’s totally okay. Eventually, though, you’ll reach a point where you feel like your creation is complete, and that’s when you’ll hit the export button and give yourself a mental high five.
If you’ve reached this article through our guide for making your first track in Ableton Live Lite, congratulations for successfully making it to this point! As you’ve probably discovered firsthand, there’s so much to learn when it comes to making music, and it’s truly a craft that people take a lifetime to work at. That said, it can’t be understated how big of an accomplishment your first track is; we hope you had fun, and we hope this is just the beginning of many tracks to come. If you ever want to rewatch a video or brush up on a concept covered in one of the music theory articles, you can always revisit any part of this guide via the button below – we’ll be here for you.
Make your first track from start to finish in Ableton Live Lite:
October 25, 2020