Slice to New MIDI Track (15:17)
Making a Kick Drum Sound (9:16)
Creating a Clap Sound (18:47)
Making a Closed Hi-Hat Sound (16:01)
Creating Slicing Presets (8:54)
Making an Open Hi-Hat Sound (12:02)
Making a Tom Sound Pt. 1 (12:45)
Making a Tom Sound Pt. 2 (21:06)
Making a Conga Sound (6:55)
Making a Ride Cymbal Sound (16:57)
Making a Triangle Sound (13:07)
Making a 909 Kick (4:47)
Making a 909 Snare (14:05)
Making a 808 Snare (8:58)
Saving the Finished Kit (8:57)
Have Ableton Live? Like Electronic Music? Then you must see this inspiring collection of eye-opening tutorials from Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough. This series reveals the steps to design fat, brilliant modern and classic electronic drum sounds that will make the rhythm tracks in your electronic music productions be noticed.
The techniques Craig shows you can then be applied to any DAW and to any type of sound to make them stand out and shine.
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Submitted 8 months ago
Lots of Takeaways in this Series!
Craig does a fine job at experimenting, building, creating, and sculpting rhythmic samples and sounds. This series is lengthy (over 3 hours), but it's worth it. Using Ableton Live 7's tools (a little dated, but still relevant in today's Live 9.7 to 10 environment), Craig provides a lot of inside and information in his methodology and practice. A lot of takeaways can be used in my own music with his techniques in mind. Very good!
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
Great on Drum Synthesis & Sound Design
I've looked around a lot for "how to" guides on drum synthesis. This video series is one of the best if not the best. What makes it very good is i) it is quite broad and deep, covering a lot of drum sounds and a considerable amount of programming information for each sound; ii) unlike books & PDFs (the other best guides I've found on drum synth) one can watch the video, see the techniques applied and hear the results. I agree with the other reviewer that the material is complicated, but don't see this as a problem or fault. Synthesis is complicated and technical, and to know how to synthesize many different percussion instruments is a complicated matter. I have revisited this video multiple times. It merits watching and rewatching. I think I will even take detailed notes on next viewing to get down the techniques for programming different percussion instruments. A curious aspect of the video is that the author uses sample slices from a beatbox recording. Virtually all the techniques he mentions would work using either synthesis or sample manipulation to get to percussion sounds. So IMO these are all synthesis & sound design techniques that will apply to percussion sounds regardless of their sound generator (e.g. sample vs. oscillator). Overall, a great tutorial on electronic drums, and one of the best tutorials on Groove3 that I know of.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer
Submitted 2 years ago
The first lesson of the tutorial was great but then in the 2 lesson in making a clap sound you had to remove the kick drum up to a different slice. It made no sense when you could have drawn out that note from a new slice.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Hobbyist
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