Come Check Out My new “Unscripted Sound Design” Series on Youtube

unscripted sound design series from nicks tutorials

I wanted to announce this on the website a couple of weeks ago but I chose to wait until some of the videos were done. As of now, there are 5 videos live and ready for you to sink your teeth into, with many more to come. There’s a lot of free, in depth information here on all sorts of topics in Ableton Live.

Check out Part 1 of Episode 3 now or read on for more information and a link to the full playlist

The tone of the Unscripted Sound Design videos is casual and, as the title implies, unplanned. I’ve always wanted to do a series of videos where the pace was more measured, so it has been a blast so far.

Over the coming months I’ll be filling this playlist out with plenty of videos on various topics, although the general theme involves me getting some general inspiration for the qualities of a sound and then sitting down to fill in the blanks. Along the way, you and I will both learn from both failures and successes, but of course I’ll be editing out most of the boring parts where literally nothing is happening 🙂

The topics covered so far include but are in no way limited to:

  • An explanation of how Phasers work and what they’re used for
  • Fun with recording and tweaking reverb tails
  • The virtues of resampling and layering in Ableton Live
  • How much I love coffee
  • Making deep, dark stab sounds, reminiscent of old Detroit techno records with a hint of modernism
  • Turning any sound into any other sound using magic and Sampler (but mostly magic)
  • The effectiveness on combining the right chord with the right sound
  • Chin stroking
  • So much more!

So won’t you come and join us? I promise you’ll come out of each video feeling inspired. Plus, it won’t cost you a dime and it will also make you more attractive and you’ll be less awkward at parties.

Here’s the playlist link for you. Enjoy!


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7 Responses to “Come Check Out My new “Unscripted Sound Design” Series on Youtube”

  1. Dominick VersettoDecember 19, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    I bought most of your tutorials a few years ago. I’m thrilled to see that you’re back!
    Great Job!!!!!

    • Nick MaxwellDecember 19, 2013 at 12:37 am #

      Thanks, Dominick! More goodies on the way soon 🙂

  2. jasonsweDecember 19, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    Wow Nick, the vids are looking sharp brother! I like the mini-Nick in the taskbar. I need one of those. Can you lead me to the Nick Assistant Installer? 😉 But seriously, glad you’re back in the saddle. I too am looking forward to new packs, but highly appreciative of the Unscripted work just the same. Carry on bud 🙂

    • Nick MaxwellDecember 19, 2013 at 5:32 am #

      Thanks, Jason! I am actually thinking about becoming one of those “headset hotties” that you see on all the scam sites and stock photos around the internet in the event this whole Nick’s Tutorials thing doesn’t work out.

  3. jasonsweDecember 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    ROFL… Nice to have a Plan B ;D Seriously though, wish you luck with the new launch. You probably won’t need it. Cheers!

  4. AndrewDecember 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Just discovered your work. Love the unscripted sound design tuts Nick, really needed that info on Sampler. Your info and presentation spot on.

    • Nick MaxwellDecember 27, 2013 at 3:01 am #

      Thanks, Andrew, I appreciate you watching the videos!

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