We handed ourselves another production challenge. We listened to the new track "Sparta" by Ten Walls and decided to give it a shot a remake the basic feel and the signature sounds using only Ableton Live 9 Suite (and 2 Ableton Packs: Orchestral Brasses and Orchestral Woodwinds).
We worked with 3 grouped stems in this project. Stem 1 for the drumming, #2 for the bass sounds (the bass sound is pretty similar to the bass sound in Ten Walls' 2014 banger "Walking with elephants") and #3 for pads, woodwinds and brasses. So the tutorial below consists more or less equally of the explanation of those 3 parts:
In the first half, we're trying to replicate the original track, then, we're putting in our own melodies, bass notes and pad chords, taking the project into a different direction and starting our own creative process.
The result sounds like this:
Our own adaption:
You can get the template of this projects with the midi notes and melodies from the soundcloud preview over here:
Walking with elephants, Ten Walls inspired style, Ableton, Requiem, Sparta,