Ableton Tutorial: Sex & Saturation Rack [Make/Download]

Hyperbole aside, the trick I show in this tutorial is incredible & once you know how it’s done, you can expand the idea into incredible places unknown!

Get the Saturator Featured — PIB/Reelight


I used the Reelight Saturator from Beatskillz in the video and in the original rack, but you can easily apply these techniques using any saturator, including the Ableton Live version.

In the download there will be a 2 racks; 1 with Reelight & 1 with Live’s Saturator

I discovered this little trick while making a video on the Reelight plug for Plugin Boutique and loved it so much I decided to make a dedicated video for it. Essentially, what I’ve done is adding a parallel processing setup (New York Style) to an Audio Effect Rack in Ableton Live. One is a dry channel and the other has a few effects. The FX I used are a saturator (Reelight), Live’s Reverb device, an EQ 8, and a Limiter to make sure nothing gets out of control.

As you can see, just the 8 available macros give a boatload of control of the results and make things easy to dial in the “sex & saturation”!

While the focus is probably going to be on drums and percussion, this rack does a great job on everything. Basses, Subs, Leads, Guitars…. everything. Even the master track 😉

Download the Racks

*2 racks; 1 version with Reelight & the other only Live Devices

Effects Chain (reelight version)


Watch the Video

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Author: Joshua Casper

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