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Producing House with Ableton Live - Bass and Synth

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    Bass from a Sample (2:54)


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    Sampled Bass Envelope (2:10)


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    Tuning Sampled Bass (5:30)


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    Bass Keying with the Drums (2:02)


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    Sample Bass Quick Riffs (2:59)


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    Sampled Bass Tweaks (6:14)


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    Bass EQ without an EQ (3:02)


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    Bass Layering (7:05)


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    Sample Bass Control Mapping (0:00)


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    Resampling Bass Notes (6:19)


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    Frequency Splitting (6:21)


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    Sidechaining Bass (8:47)


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    Sequencing Basslines (7:51)


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    MIDI Resampling (7:11)


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    Sequence using your Voice (3:18)


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    Filter & Env Modulation (15:12)


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    Break it Down (16:01)


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    Sub Bass Tips (8:31)


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    Sub Bass Kick (8:51)


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    Synth Swells (7:33)


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    Matching Kick & Bass (6:16)


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    Dubstep & Wobble Basslines (10:23)


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    Creating a Bass Bomb (2:23)


This series is presented by remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan, whose 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.

The bassline is equally as important as the drums in House Music, and Tim takes you on a journey explaining it all step by step. He also goes over how to make cool synth parts to support your slammin beats and bass. Watch Tim bring the funk in this sub frequency, groove focused series.


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TopKnife
Submitted 6 months ago

Not so good!!

After the first Tutorial of this series, i was a bit disappointed. It should be titled Producing EDM and not House... I had nothing to do with House music specifically...

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

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thank you for your review!
I am very sorry you are disappointed with this tutorial. There are other tutorials in this series that you may find more to your liking. I hope you check them out!
Although this tutorial is broad and touches on concepts that can be applied to all electronic music, Timothy uses House as the genre of choice for the series as most of his experience (and several of his awards) are in this style.
But the techniques are solid and can be used for multiple forms of music so upon second look you may find valuable nuggets of wisdom based on Timothy's experience that can be used for a lot of your projects.
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UntrueSounds
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Stuff :)

Seems to be great for beginners and advanced users too. Thanks Groove3 for it! :)

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

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Gazelle
Submitted 2 years ago

Lots of valuable information especially for the beginner-intermediate

This series is part of the 'Producing House with Ableton Live' series. I am going through this series, as I discovered that it contains valuable information in an organised manner which is often not that well explained in these other "how to make this track" courses which you can find all over the internet. This part is about the bass and also a bit about synths. For me that video about 'Matching Kick & Bass' really 'opened doors for me'. I think I am getting to understand how to find a kick and bass that match. I never really knew how to do that. That is just one of the many other videos in which you find this kinde of practical information. Note that this series seems a bit old, it is record in Live 8. Nevertheless, this should not hold you back from watching it because it is all about the concepts and not so much about Live itself. Off course, certain Live elements are mentioned and explained so with the Live 9.7 we have right now it can certainly well be that not everything on the Live 8 tips still holds true. For me that is certainly not a problem, because as I said, it is all about the concepts. Even people using other DAWS like Logic Pro X for example, would still find valuable information in this series. This part of the series I think is mainly targeted at beginner-intermediate producers which know how to operate a DAW, because I assume that an advanced producer already knows how to how to match Kick & Bass? I did not, but I am also just a beginner (though a well informed beginner). Finally, I also start to like the humorous side notes that are present here and there. Certainly not to much, so that it still feels like a serious course but these jokes makes watching it a bit more fun. Unless you know everything already and you are an advanced producer, I can certainly recommend this course.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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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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Producing House with Ableton Live - Bass and Synth is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Not so good!! After the first Tutorial of this series, i was a bit disappointed. It should be titled Producing EDM and not House... I had nothing to do with House music specifically...
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Stuff :) Seems to be great for beginners and advanced users too. Thanks Groove3 for it! :)
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Lots of valuable information especially for the beginner-intermediate This series is part of the 'Producing House with Ableton Live' series. I am going through this series, as I discovered that it contains valuable information in an organised manner which is often not that well explained in these other "how to make this track" courses which you can find all over the internet. This part is about the bass and also a bit about synths. For me that video about 'Matching Kick & Bass' really 'opened doors for me'. I think I am getting to understand how to find a kick and bass that match. I never really knew how to do that. That is just one of the many other videos in which you find this kinde of practical information. Note that this series seems a bit old, it is record in Live 8. Nevertheless, this should not hold you back from watching it because it is all about the concepts and not so much about Live itself. Off course, certain Live elements are mentioned and explained so with the Live 9.7 we have right now it can certainly well be that not everything on the Live 8 tips still holds true. For me that is certainly not a problem, because as I said, it is all about the concepts. Even people using other DAWS like Logic Pro X for example, would still find valuable information in this series. This part of the series I think is mainly targeted at beginner-intermediate producers which know how to operate a DAW, because I assume that an advanced producer already knows how to how to match Kick & Bass? I did not, but I am also just a beginner (though a well informed beginner). Finally, I also start to like the humorous side notes that are present here and there. Certainly not to much, so that it still feels like a serious course but these jokes makes watching it a bit more fun. Unless you know everything already and you are an advanced producer, I can certainly recommend this course.
Date published: 2017-04-13
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