Learn a bit about the process behind the video as well as what you'll achieve.
See how to set up a few dedicated channels and some effects sends.
The Kick Drum10:11
Discover some tricks for layering drums, avoiding clicks and phase issues. Also see how to add more snap using multiple techniques.
Explore laying down multiple snares, and learn about the 'Key' area of a rack to make your own sampler, from Simplers.
Get some groove going by emulating the Logic 16c shuffle. See how to make your own shuffle shaker, and augment it with a recorded loop.
The Drum Bus4:45
Discover how to add a bit of compression to the drums, and compare the difference between the 'Fatso' and Live's built-in compressor on drums.
See how to add some high hats to the drums and learn a few tricks on how to keep your hats interesting even if the pattern isn't.
Master Bus Compressor Setup2:56
Explore how to setup the sometimes controversial master bus compressor and some other enhancing plug-ins on the master bus.
Watch and learn how to make the 'Ying' to the kick drums 'Yang'.
Discover how to add some drum accents, layer snares and abuse old drum loops.
See how to take someone else's funk, and make it your own.
Discover how to make your synth stabs sound stab-tastic.
Learn how complex synths and plug-ins require you to 'configure' their automation parameters in newer versions of Live. Also see how to Map Simpler controls to macro knobs to make automation easier.
Explore using Operator to make awesome wah-wah effects.
The Ride Cymbal5:15
See how adding a single sample can add so much energy.
Learn how easy it is to make racks within racks of synths and effects.
The Wobble Synth18:06
Explore making some Dubstep influenced wobble sounds by modulating various parameters with LFO's
See how to turn any random phrases you say into 'angry techno guy' vocals!
Yes, they're cliche'd and It's been around for ages, but it works!
Random FX Pt. 115:11
See how just fooling around with your synths can make great FX.
Random FX Pt. 220:13
Tim reveals a random effect generating tip never before seen.
Extending the Loop26:52
Discover how to take your 4 and 8 bar loops to longer lengths without getting boring.
Explore how recording your synth's automation 'live on the fly' can add another dimension of realism to your track.
Extra Stabby Stabs22:33
See how layering can give your stab sounds that extra oomph.
Watch how to lay down a rough arrangement from start to finish.
Tim wraps up the series with a play-through of the current arrangement, making tweaks along the way, giving the production the polish it needed.
Tim gives some final thoughts on the project.
Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan has done it again, bringing you a new smash hit product, "Producing Electronic Music". In this series, Tim shows you some of his most coveted tricks and techniques for producing a world-class electronic track.
Shown in Ableton Live, but applicable to any DAW, Tim shows you how a professional electronic music producer works his magic when producing tracks. Tim covers all the elements such as drums, bass, synths, vocal, effects and so much more, giving you great insight into the craft that can take years to learn on your own. See how to make things fit and groove, as well as how to layer sounds for impact and punch, use compression to give the tracks that "Radio Sound" and how to properly create and work an arrangement.
If you want to make your electronic music productions sound like they belong in the club or on the radio, look no further. "Producing Electronic Music" is your key to electronic success.