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Humanize Your MIDI for Better Groove

Learn how to bring your programmed MIDI to life using some basic tools in Ableton Live. Use Ableton’s Grooves and the Velocity MIDI effect to easily add groove to any part.

Humanization is a great way to add life to your programmed MIDI by adding subtle, semi-random variations to your velocity and timing. In this video, I’ll take a look at a quick and easy process for humanizing your MIDI parts in Ableton Live to add natural feeling and groove to your music production.

Humanize Your MIDI: Notes

I forgot to mention in the video, but all the processes used (Grooves and the Velocity MIDI effect) are non-destructive and applied in real-time to your clips so you can always go back and make adjustments or remove the humanizations completely.

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