Cart 0

News — Ableton

How to Produce Tropical Pop with Ableton

Ableton

We had requests for tutorial on making a track like Jay Sean "Do you love me", focussing especially on how to come up with nice sound designs for fresh tropical sounding summer pop plucks.  So in this video, Borys is showing how to produce tropical pop with Ableton, making use of Mallets, Flutes, Fills, Drums, Plucks.    Resources / Files used:  Check out: Summer Vibes Sample Pack (Marimbas, Fills, Plucks) You can buy the Ableton Live Project file here Drum Sample Pack used: Deep Premium Vol. 2    Keywords: How to produce like Jay Sean Do You Love Me

Read more →


Powerful Mastering Chain with Ableton built-in audio effects - Free Download

Ableton Mastering Mixing

Mastering Chain Setup: Lets set up a powerful mastering chain in Ableton with the goal of only using built-in audio effects. When “mastering” on this basic level, we are trying to accomplish 3 things: balance the mix clean up resonance add loudness (punch) to the track Of course there are different definitions of mastering and many philosophies on the order of your effects used. For example, one could perfectly argue, that the multiband dynamics should go in front of the Glue compressor. Chain Layout: But lets go ahead and lay down our chain as we are using it inside of the...

Read more →


How to find Chords for any Melody

Ableton Melody Music Theory Tips 'n Tricks Writing Music

  Sometimes you simply have a melody on your mind and your trying to figure out what chords to play along with it. Now this tutorial offers a simple approach taken from our MELODY Course, showing you how to do that: Finding chords for your melody, steps to follow: Try to transpose the melody to a scale you know well. Try to find your bass notes first. Start with the root note (of the scale). Many progressions start or end with the root note (tonic). After finding a fitting bass progression, build chords on it. A basic chord is built from the...

Read more →


10 Mixing Mistakes To Avoid

Ableton Ableton Live Audio Engineering Mastering Mixing Tips 'n Tricks

1. Mixing on monitors in a non-treated room Before you start mixing a track you need to be able to hear it in enough detail. The problem with studio monitors is that often producers buy them before investing in room treatment. With bad acoustics you’re not going to hear your track the same way you would in a treated room. If you can’t afford room treatment a temporary solution could be to buy good studio headphones. With headphones you’re not dependent on your room’s acoustics. I recommend that you still use monitors to check what your mix sounds like on...

Read more →


5 Workflow Mistakes To Avoid

Ableton Ableton Live Tips 'n Tricks Workflow

  1. Mixing / Sound designing too much in the beginning phase of making a track This is my biggest mistake. Too often I find myself tweaking synths or samples instead of writing the music. Mixing and sound design are very time-consuming and too much of it kills my inspiration. To battle this problem I resample drums and save presets from my previous tracks or collect sounds that already sound nice. I save them all in one folder and do the same for presets. That allows me to have a folder with ready-to-use sounds. This way I don’t have to...

Read more →