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Ableton Live

  • Sound Design
    How to Create a Progressive Christmas SongProg xmas preview
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to make a progressive version of Silent Night, using melodic instrument tracks, drum samples, and loops.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    How to Create the Theme of Van Halen's JumpPhotodune 1859632 jumping high xs
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    In this tutorial we'll recreate the main theme of Van Halen's "Jump" using Ableton plugins.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    How to Create D# Fat from Armin and W&WPreview
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    In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a rough version of the intro block of "D# Fat" by Armin van Buuren and W&W.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Using PTEq-1a for MixingEq intro retina
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    In this lesson I'll show you how to use the PTEq-1a VST EQ plugin by Ignite Amps. We'll mix a jazzy flavoured project with this modern, free and simple recreation of a classic EQ plugin. The targeted instruments are drums, hats, guitar and piano.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Interview with Echoic Sound Designers Dave and Tom400x277
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    I had the opportunity to chat with Tom Gilbert and David Johnston of Bristol sound design studio Echoic, who collaborated with Syndrome Studio to create the opening title and ident for Pause Fest 2014. Echoic are based in Bristol, and have an eclectic style that combines inventive processes and unusual instruments with a focus on collaboration between visual and sound design.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Sound Design with Charlatan VSTiIntro ch vsti retina
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    The Charlatan VSTi synth is top quality, and totally free. In this tutorial I'll show you how to make bass, lead, pad and rhythmic noise sounds with it. We'll also create a basic sampled kick, and create a pumping effect on the bass and kick using sidechain compression.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Create EDM Lead Sounds from Inna and Tim Berg Tracks Using Live's SynthsInnatimbergpreview400
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    Today's tutorial is about sound design, and we'll cover how to create some great EDM lead sounds using Ableton Live's built-in synths. First we'll create the pluck sound from Inna's– "Hot" title soundtrack. Then we'll do the same with "Seek Bromance" by Tim Berg (better known as Avicii).Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Make Analogue Drums Like Moonbeam and GlimpseIntro retina
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to produce a simple analogue style drum kit used in modern techno, progressive and house styles similar to artists like Glimpse and Moonbeam. The kit will contain a kick, a snare, an open hihat, a closed hihat, and a percussion sound. Most of them are based on sine waves or white noise. The synthesized sounds are not perfect recreations, but are good for starting out or build upon.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Quick Tip: Enhance Your Pads with FabFilter Volcano 2Volcanopreview400
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    FabFilter Volcano 2 is one of my favorite multi-modulation filters. It's easy to configure, and has a great impact on my synth tracks. It has four filters, and places many filter modulation possibilities at my disposal. I find it extremely useful for adding phaser and flanger effects.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Quick Tip: Manipulate Any Sample to Become UsefulSampleusefulpreview400
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    Today I'll show you how to make any sample suitable for your production. I realized that most of my students have been searching for suitable samples instead of manipulating them themselves. If you can use reverb, EQ and delay with a compressor, you can make any sample fit into your track.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    8 Quick Tips on Designing Synth BassesSynthbassespreview400
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    If you create dance music, it's important to know how to create and tweak synth bass sounds. Here's a collection of eight short sound design tips about how to make better, stylish, and more versatile synth bass sounds.Read More…
  • Audio Production
    Quick Tip: Bounce It, Edit ItBounceitedititpreview400
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    Today's tutorial is all about bouncing. Bouncing with a little creativity takes some pressure off your computer's CPU, and allows you to produce some nice effects.Read More…
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