It’s time to expand Nick’s Tutorials into the realm of sample and device preset packages. The feedback for this idea has been very positive and has taught me a lot about you guys do and do no want to see from the project.
Here’s what I have so far:
- Each pack will be a small, thematically consistent set of sounds, maybe 25 to 30 in total
- this will ensure not only a lower barrier to entry in terms of pricing, but also it will keep each collection focused
- the sounds will be focused mostly on effects and atmospheres, transitional elements, found sound drum kits, etc. There won’t be any titles like “Phat TripStep Beatz” with pictures of large breasted women shaking their asses on the marketing materials. THAT’S A PROMISE!
- These packs will be based around Ableton Live device preset chains rather than baked in wave files
- I want the products to be not only a solid source of new sounds to inspire your music creation, but also an unofficial supplement to my Ableton video tutorials where you can reverse engineer the sounds down to their core components
- I will of course make all of these chains into instrument groups with useful macro knob assignments already in place.
- that being said, I will probably make wave file versions of each pack available for a lower price
- Speaking of education, each pack will come with a short PDF documentation which details notable aspects of each device patch
- this will serve as a shortcut to locating the most important parameters for each sound
- Every patch will come with at least one melodic or harmonic idea in the form of a Live Clip
- this could be a chord progression or motif that will get you started using the sound right away
Bottom line: I just want to give you something useful rather than more “me too” sample library products.
I just wanted to write this short update to let my readers know how I have synthesized their helpful feedback so far. Creation of the first pack is well under way, but further comments are always welcome and encouraged because I’m happy to tweak things as I go.A New Addition To Nick's Tutorials Is On The Horizon by Nick Maxwell