Creating music using audio sources such as vinyl and field-recordings requires a unique set of tools and working methods. Additionally, when you begin using Ableton Live for the first time, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of features and possibilities within the software. This series will spare you countless hours of learning extraneous features, and instead focus on the tools and techniques you actually need to create sample-based music in Live.
…I do a lot of sample based music – mostly creating my own with instruments so seeing what Ableton can do in that realm was really important. it’s not shown explicitly in the manual that I’ve seen at least and i’m really glad i came upon your tutorials… – very easy to understand. thanks again. – Alex Kourelis
By the end of this series, you will have learned everything needed to create sample-based productions in Live. In doing so, I have condensed a HUGE amount of information down to a core workflow, focusing on the essential tools and techniques required in the unique art of sample-based production.
During this 2 hour video series, you will learn:
- How to sample audio into Ableton Live for further processing.
- How to interface your turntable and other audio hardware with Ableton Live.
- Essential techniques for layering samples to create massive, custom-tailored percussive sounds, including the effective use of filter enveloping and compression to thicken your sounds.
- How to utilize audio clips in preparation for slicing them up.
- The controls and feature set of Ableton’s included sampling device, Simpler.
- Powerful methods for creating a rich, evolving chord from simple melodic stabs.
- The controls and features of the Drum Rack device, including how to create your own Drum Rack custom presets.
- How to create exciting new arrangements from simple loop-playback adjustments.
- Efficient methods for rearranging, modifying, and resampling your work for further processing.
- And much more than can be efficiently listed here
I just finished watching and I am super impressed! Thanks so much for putting this tutorial together. I have been working with Ableton for a number of years but found myself in a big time rut. I feel reinvigorated! Thanks again. – Joshua Boden
Level: Beginner to Intermediate