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Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:56

    Timothy explains the specifics of this course.

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    Tutorial 2

    Samples into Synths

    8:47

    Learn how to create single and multiple cycle synths from your existing sample collection.

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    Tutorial 3

    Extreme Warping Techniques

    6:41

    You can easily make complex sounding textures and effects using a sneaky workaround of Live’s Warping limits.

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    Tutorial 4

    Max4Live LFO

    7:32

    Discover how to use multiple LFOs to generate randomized effects for your source material.

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    Tutorial 5

    Complex One Knob Effect

    6:02

    See how to create complex single knob macro mappings for any device in Live.

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    Tutorial 6

    Unlinked Envelopes Pt. 1

    11:05

    Timothy demonstrates how to use and abuse the ability to have clip envelopes run in their own timelines.

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    Tutorial 7

    Unlinked Envelopes Pt. 2

    3:11

    This video explores session automation and how easy it can be to use it to expand into unlinked automation envelopes.

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    Tutorial 8

    Convoluted Processing

    6:57

    Learn a seldom used trick to mangle existing, or create brand new audio involving the Max4Live Convolution Reverb.

Ableton Live lends itself to some wild sonic manipulation and sound design, and in this video tutorial series, EDM music producer Timothy Allan shows you some of his coveted tips and tricks for making unique and crazy sounds.

After a brief introduction, Timothy demonstrates how to create single and multiple cycle synths from your existing sample collection, followed by extreme warping techniques, showing you how to make complex sounding textures with Ableton Live’s Warp engine.

After that, Timothy reveals how to use multiple instances of the Max4Live LFO to generate randomized effects, as well as how to create a complex, single knob macro to map any devices you want, for creative control.

Moving on, Tim shows you how to go crazy with the ability to unlink clip envelopes and run each in their own timeline.

Finally, Timothy explores how to use the Max4Live Convolution Reverb to mangle sounds and create something brand new.

Whether you’re new to using Ableton Live for sound design, or just looking for some new techniques for your bag of tricks, don’t miss “Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live”!

bdumaguina
Submitted 6 months ago

To get or not to get?

If you're new to Live, this would be VERY informative. If you know your way around Live, you may use a thing or two around here. I know I found a few gems.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Studio One

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Aratz
Submitted 7 months ago

Nice creative effects summary

Well explained, direct to the point, most of all, useful material.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live


Cynsity702
Submitted 8 months ago

This is GOLDEN!

I had to come back a few times to this, very informative and easy to learn. GREAT ALL AROUND

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jfranklinmusic
Submitted 9 months ago

Source of new ideas

Interesting ideas. Provides some cool inspiration, does require prior knowledge of the software. would be nice to see these used in more contexts.


Marcus101
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome. Really cool tricks and tips!

Full of cunning little noise mangling ideas. Well worth it for any sound designers and electronic musicians.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Student

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jozivoodoo
Submitted 1 year ago

Mr

Really good, Fun to learn as the tutor explaining is quite enthusiastic. So no nodding off throughout.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Student

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Nourts
Submitted 1 year ago

Quick and Informative

Nice concise tutorial. It had some great idea on how to get more out of ableton straight out of the box.

I am a: Musician

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mindfunk
Submitted 1 year ago

cool ideas but poor video

The video is jumpy and not synced with the audio, which makes it basically impossible to follow when the dude says "I'm just going to go here and do this" without saying what it is he's doing, and theres no way to see what he's doing because the video isn't synced. For a tutorial about a technological process one would think that they could manage to make a decent video that runs smoothly and is synced with the audio.

I am a: Semi-Pro

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newageboy
Submitted 1 year ago

fun & solid exposure of some of live´s capability

single cycle resynthesis is very exciting! abuse of convolution, too, but live suite is recommended – or max4live. Had some heavy trouble with the update rate of the video – don´t know if it´s a problem of my computer, a very old macbook, but usually i don´t experience such trouble. sound was ok.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

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DJ RAPID
Submitted 2 years ago

RADICAL

DUDE ITS RAD MAN! SUPER GNARLYMANGLED WAVE SURRFIN

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Beat Maker, Student

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

As a very young kid my parents signed me up for piano lessons. My mom said if I quit that I would regret it later on in life, but I thought piano lessons were boring! Electronic music was a natural progression for me from those early days, it let me combine my love of technology and all things nerdy with a love of loud and strange noises.

2. What training have you had?

I've had years and years of training from a good friend of mine named "The Internet", and before him my other good pal "Trial and Error". 

3. When did you get into recording?

The wonder of synthesis and certain electronic music is that you never really have to record anything if you don't want to! Although I do remember way back in the day recording found sounds on an old garage sale cassette recorder I bought, and using those samples in old school Trackers on the Apple II.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with, and for, a whole bunch of fantastic people so far. Some of the more popular ones include Empire of the Sun, Dirty South, Ash, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Kennedy, Hong Kong Blondes, Loverush UK, Molly Bancroft, Made by Monkeys, Tiff Lacey, Marcie, Offer Nissim and Kirsty Hawkshaw. Madonna chose a track I made for a compilation she released, although she never called or took me for lunch! That really doesn't count as 'working with' does it!?

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I'm good at training people because I remember what it was like to be the newbie, and I try and go over things that I would have found interesting and cool, back when I was starting out. I take the time to learn the techniques inside and out, and then break that down quickly for people.

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Twisting Sounds with Ableton Live is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from To get or not to get? If you're new to Live, this would be VERY informative. If you know your way around Live, you may use a thing or two around here. I know I found a few gems.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice creative effects summary Well explained, direct to the point, most of all, useful material.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is GOLDEN! I had to come back a few times to this, very informative and easy to learn. GREAT ALL AROUND
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Source of new ideas Interesting ideas. Provides some cool inspiration, does require prior knowledge of the software. would be nice to see these used in more contexts.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome. Really cool tricks and tips! Full of cunning little noise mangling ideas. Well worth it for any sound designers and electronic musicians.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Mr Really good, Fun to learn as the tutor explaining is quite enthusiastic. So no nodding off throughout.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quick and Informative Nice concise tutorial. It had some great idea on how to get more out of ableton straight out of the box.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from cool ideas but poor video The video is jumpy and not synced with the audio, which makes it basically impossible to follow when the dude says "I'm just going to go here and do this" without saying what it is he's doing, and theres no way to see what he's doing because the video isn't synced. For a tutorial about a technological process one would think that they could manage to make a decent video that runs smoothly and is synced with the audio.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from fun & solid exposure of some of live´s capability single cycle resynthesis is very exciting! abuse of convolution, too, but live suite is recommended – or max4live. Had some heavy trouble with the update rate of the video – don´t know if it´s a problem of my computer, a very old macbook, but usually i don´t experience such trouble. sound was ok.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from RADICAL DUDE ITS RAD MAN! SUPER GNARLYMANGLED WAVE SURRFIN
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great collection of tips and tricks There's some really interesting ideas and tricks to alter your sounds pretty dramatically in this course. It's gonna keep me busy for a while. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Some great ideas! Some great ideas in here! Clear/concise. Thank you for sharing.
Date published: 2016-08-09