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Producing House with Ableton Live - Arrangement and FX

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:47

    Get an overview of what is covered in Part 3 of the Producing House with Live series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Arrangement Methods in Live

    4:18

    Covers 3 main ways to arrange in Live: Additive, Subtractive and Scene Based arrangement.

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    Tutorial 3

    DJ Intro & Outro

    4:24

    Find out how and why to structure a DJ friendly intro and outro for your track.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Power of Two

    5:08

    Learn why two, and multiples of two, are the magic numbers when doing dance music arrangements.

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    Tutorial 5

    Chunking Your Arrangements

    7:38

    Discover the common parts of house music song arrangement.

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    Tutorial 6

    Mapping with Locators

    4:28

    Learn how to use locators to give you a visual overview, and quick way to easily jump around your chunked arrangement.

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    Tutorial 7

    Analyzing Existing Arrangements - Part 1

    9:18

    Learn how to dissect other peoples track arrangements and energy levels using warping and an audio file in Live.

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    Tutorial 8

    Analyzing Existing Arrangements - Part 2

    11:03

    Go one step further from just analyzing the arrangement and get down to the instrument level of other tracks.

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    Tutorial 9

    Power of Little FX

    5:17

    How small FX can make a big difference in the feel of your track’s arrangement.

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    Tutorial 10

    Making a Radio Edit

    19:33

    Learn tips and tricks on how to get your 8 minute dance track into a typical 3.5 minute radio edit.

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    Tutorial 11

    The Big Breakdown

    21:04

    See the creation of a big mid-song breakdown using sounds and effects your track already contains.

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    Tutorial 12

    The Finality of Working with Audio

    9:15

    See the benefits of immediately rendering to audio, and how it can keep your arrangement progressing.

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    Tutorial 13

    Faking Note Chase in Live

    2:34

    How to trick Live into playing a lengthy MIDI note and automation from anywhere in the clip.

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    Tutorial 14

    Introduction to Transitions & FX

    1:14

    Get an introduction to the concepts transitions and FX and what will be covered with the transition based videos in this offering.

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    Tutorial 15

    Transitions with Sends & Sidechaining

    12:42

    Use delays, reverbs and other effects on sends to create and smooth out transitions.

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    Tutorial 16

    Using Bass Filtering in Transitions

    6:17

    Learn how removing low frequencies can actually add more excitement to the transitions of bass and low end phrases of your track.

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    Tutorial 17

    Sidechain Delay

    7:24

    It's not what you think. Using the sidechain and a delay in more creative way than the norm.

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    Tutorial 18

    The One Bar Breakdown

    3:11

    How deviating from a normal bar length can work for your tracks breakdown.

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    Tutorial 19

    White Noise Sweep

    12:03

    Create the typical noise fill, but with a few twists.

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    Tutorial 20

    Pitched Risers

    17:28

    Create a pitched riser effect from scratch.

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    Tutorial 21

    Delay Re-Pitch FX

    11:10

    Explore the often overlooked 'hidden' features in Live’s delays to create a unique build-up/breakdown technique.

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    Tutorial 22

    Reverse Reverb Techniques

    9:51

    Use reverb and audio rendering to create multiple styles of transitions and build-ups.

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    Tutorial 23

    Percussive Delay Hits

    11:37

    Make some massive sounding atmospheric FX out of some tiny sounds.

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    Tutorial 24

    Feedback Loop with Delay

    10:38

    See how the unpredictability of feedback loops can lead to great results in making custom FX.

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    Tutorial 25

    Using Random FX & Fills

    5:58

    See how to make unlimited FX just using a single click of certain synths.

Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan does it again with Volume 3 of his smash hit house music production tutorials. In this series Timothy wraps it up with an in-depth look at the art of arranging a house track as well as applying effects.

Timothy Allan's remixes have reached #1 on the UK dance charts and placed high on US Billboard, DMC and Australia ARIA charts. His remix skills have even landed him a featured spot on an upcoming Madonna production, so he knows his business.

This is the final collection in the series, showing you how to finish your house music track by creating a smashing dance floor arrangement, as well as adding the all important house music effects to create impact and dynamics. If you've seen the first 2 chapters, this is a no-brainer.

Josh Bess
Submitted 6 months ago

I like the sound of Tim's voice! :D

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Gazelle
Submitted 9 months ago

Contains lots of valuable information

Like the other parts in this series, it is great! It has a lot of valuable information. I especially liked the parts about arrangement, but I think everything in it will be useful for someone. I can really recommend this series!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Djhugodelamar
Submitted 10 months ago

Great for inspiration and creative FX

Focused on creativity rather than technicalities... I really found this tutorial inspiring! Lots of great idea to make a mix sound more interesting to the ear

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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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    Finishing a Club Track in Live 9

    Following on the heels of his smash hit series "Starting a Club Track with Live 9", Timothy Allan is back with the sequel, "Finishing a Club Track with Live 9". In this series, Timothy shows you how to arrange and finalize the beats and grooves created in the first series and make it sound like a world-class club track. Timothy even includes the Live session file and samples so you can work and experiment along with him.

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Producing House with Ableton Live - Arrangement and FX is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I like the sound of Tim's voice! :D great?
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Contains lots of valuable information Like the other parts in this series, it is great! It has a lot of valuable information. I especially liked the parts about arrangement, but I think everything in it will be useful for someone. I can really recommend this series!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for inspiration and creative FX Focused on creativity rather than technicalities... I really found this tutorial inspiring! Lots of great idea to make a mix sound more interesting to the ear
Date published: 2017-05-14