Spread mono signals to stereo without using delays, process specific instrument frequency ranges without affecting other frequency ranges, and more.
Ableton Live’s Multiband Dynamics processor can also serve as a three-band frequency crossover. Creating three parallel, identical tracks with Multiband Dynamics, then soloing different Multiband Dynamics frequency ranges, allows processing individual frequency bands.
Step 1 Insert the Multiband Dynamics preset into an audio track, then click on the B(elow) and A(bove) buttons to verify that all thresholds are at 0.00 and all ratios are at 1:1.00.
Step 2 Solo the high-frequency band. Click the High parameter, then drag up/down to set the desired highfrequency band range.
Step 3 Solo the mid band. Click the Low parameter, then drag up/down to set the mid band’s lower frequency limit. Solo the Low band to verify the low band’s frequency range.
Step 4 Right-click in the track name and duplicate the audio track. Do this again to create three tracks total.
Step 5 Solo the High band for the first track, the Mid band for the second track, and the Low band for the third track.
Step 6 Pan each frequency range as desired (shown), process the tracks individually, use different send effect amounts for each frequency band, etc.
Steps 2 and 3: If needed, readjust the High and Low parameters so each band covers the desired ranges.
Step 5: This composite screen shot shows the solo buttons for each Multiband Dynamics processor.