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Producing House with Ableton Live - Drums

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  • The Basics 5:18

    The Basics

    In this tutorial you set up the kick, snare, tempo and also look at loading samples, creating clips and the initial groove.

  • Woodblock & Blending Pitch 4:42

    Woodblock & Blending Pitch

    Add a woodblock as a percussive element and also begin to look at blending the pitch of various elements that you bring into your loop, an often overlooked step.

  • Hi-Hat & Feeling with Note Length 3:00

    Hi-Hat & Feeling with Note Length

    Create a hi-hat pattern and sound as well as dig deeper into how note length and placement can affect the feeling of your composition.

  • Now this Woodblock 2:34

    Now this Woodblock

    Revisit the woodblock from tutorial 2 and transform it into something ear-tingling and intriguing. Learn about filtering and processing for dramatic effect.

  • Filtering Fundamentals 4:21

    Filtering Fundamentals

    Get an introduction to the practices and basics of filtering frequencies.

  • Bringing the Hat to Life 7:40

    Bringing the Hat to Life

    Breathe some life into an otherwise common hi-hat part.

  • Adding Life to the Snare 5:04

    Adding Life to the Snare

    Bring the snare to life and make it more interesting and captivating to listen to.

  • Ghost Notes & Arrange View 6:56

    Ghost Notes & Arrange View

    Ghost notes help add a bit of variation and organic feel to loops. It can also help to give the illusion of randomness or variance.

  • Shaker Basics 7:40

    Shaker Basics

    This tutorial covers sound selection, sample tweaking and basic arrangement of the shaker part.

  • Shaker - Filter Delay 5:03

    Shaker - Filter Delay

    Tweak the shaker part with the Filter Delay to give the sound additional character.

  • Shaker - Sidechain 4:10

    Shaker - Sidechain

    Learn the fundamentals of side-chain compression and apply that to the shaker part to help it stand out in the mix while not becoming overpowering.

  • Shaker - Final Tweeks 2:35

    Shaker - Final Tweeks

    Put the final touches on a groovy and highly usable shaker part.

  • Reverse Sound - Pt. 1 6:37

    Reverse Sound - Pt. 1

    Reverse sweeps are iconic and commonly used elements. They can be hard to pull off well though. In this tutorial you learn how to choose and create your reverse sound and begin working with it in your loop.

  • Reverse Sound - Pt. 2 6:33

    Reverse Sound - Pt. 2

    Look at further tweaking your reverse sound and fine-tuning placement for proper dramatic effect.

  • Hi-Hat Smoothing & Cowbell 7:21

    Hi-Hat Smoothing & Cowbell

    Smooth out the hi-hat part to make it blend even more and introduce a cowbell... and make it sound good.

  • Designing Electro Percussion 13:26

    Designing Electro Percussion

    Using synthesis design some cool electro percussion and arrange it within the loop. Useful in any genre.

  • Clip Naming 1:36

    Clip Naming

    Simple trick to naming your clips that will help you when you get to having many clips arranged across multiple tracks in either session or arrangement view.

  • Conga Accents 7:19

    Conga Accents

    Bring in a conga, tweak the sound and arrangement. Continue to look at how and why timing and placement plays such a crucial role in building listenable loops.

  • Tambourine 6:57

    Tambourine

    Extra sizzle and motion is introduced with this tambourine.

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