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Remake: How to sound like "Flume" using Ableton Live only

Ableton Chillstep Music Production Remake Sound Design

(Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix) style remake Ableton Live only)

Since we are big fans of Flume's style, we kept asking ourselves how he does his sound design and melody editing. We figured the best way to find out was trying to remake one of his tracks. So we tried to decide which one of the following great tracks to pick (they are all really cool): Lorde - Tennis Court (Flume Remix), Flume & Chet Faker - Drop The Game, Flume - The Greatest View (feat. Isabella Manfredi), Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix). Great song ideas, awesome sound designs, not easy.

Eventually we decided to go for Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix). On top of that we challenged ourselves to do it Ableton-only. Just Ableton Live and a couple of their Sample-Sound Packs like "Orchestral Strings" and "Orchestral Woodwinds" (both come with Suite).

First, we tried to listen closely and figure out the melodies (see full tutorial for original melodies, the playthrough uses slightly different ones). The next step was figuring out the sound design of the instrument layers. There are brasses, trombones, all sorts of strings, "filler" synths for a couple of frequencies and some Rhodes elements. Lastly, we tried to rebuild the drum elements and set up the sidechaining to achieve a little more dynamic and pumping effect. We recorded the "pack" instruments to copied Simpler tracks, such that people who run Ableton Standard will be still able to follow along. Additionally, we’re offering our remake template with different MIDIs and melodies here through this website. Hopefully you’re going to enjoy the playthrough and tutorial.

Additionally, we’re offering our remake template with different MIDIs and melodies here through this website: go to template (works with both Standard edition and Suite).

 

Playthrough Video:

 

Full Tutorial Video:

 

 

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