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How to Produce Tropical Pop with 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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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10 Pro Ableton Audio Effect Tricks #2

Ableton Tips 'n Tricks

Since you guys liked the last article we’ve come up with more tips to fully utilize the powerful tools Ableton offers. 1. Redux Redux is an effect which degrades sound quality by using Downsampling or Bit Reduction. It’s a similar effect to a bitcrusher but has a different feel. My favourite mode is Downsampling with the Soft setting (2). For every sound I manipulate the Resolution knob (1) to my taste. Here I used it to add some hi-end grit to a saw synth layer: Before: After: It’s really nice to put it after reverb - it gives it a different...

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The 10 best Ableton Audio Effect Tricks

Ableton Ableton Live Beginners Tips 'n Tricks

Creating a Dry/Wet knob for any device If you’re wondering how to create a Dry/Wet knob from any instrument, here’s how you do it. What you need to do is to group the effect into an Effects Rack (cmd/ctrl+G). Next create an empty chain inside it (our dry signal). Click the Chain button to enter the chain selector. Now drag the ends of the „blue bars” to create transitions: Now just expand the macros (marked with the red arrow), enter the Map mode and map the orange „chain selector” to one knob. Voila! GRAIN DELAY Grain delay is an effect...

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5 Ways To Get Better Using Project Files

Ableton Ableton Live Remake Tips 'n Tricks

Project files or templates are a great way to improve your production skills. Here are a few ways in which they help you get your production to the next level. 1. They allow you to study the track’s MIX & MASTER. In a track’s project file you can see everything the producer did, including the ways in which the track was mixed. You can take a look at all the effect chains behind sounds and at all the automation lines. With a project file you also get the whole mastering chain - by studying it you can see how it’s...

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Top 10 DAWs 2020

Ableton Ableton Live Ableton Live 9

Ask Audio had their members perform a poll and name their favorite DAW / Studio Software, here are the results. Survey results from over 30,611 respondents.  Ableton Live - 20.52% Logic Pro - 19.20% Pro Tools - 16.13% Cubase - 10.43% FL Studio - 6.40% Studio One - 5.71% Reason - 4.98% Reaper - 4.96% Other - 4.28% Sonar - 3.01% GarageBand - 2.22% Bitwig Studio - 1.22% Digital Perfomer - 0.94%   FREE Download: Ableton Projects, Samples and MIDIs    Learn more about our Ableton Live FULL Start To Finish courses: Learn the foundations of Harmony & Chord Progressions Learn how to produce music in Ableton Live     Available courses: Beginners: Producing A Track From Start To Finish in Ableton Live Producing A Deep House Track From Start...

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The 50 best Tutorials for Melodic Deep / House / Techno - 2020 Update!

Ableton Ableton Live 9 Deep House Melodic Techno Techno

Here's a list of our Youtube Melodic Techno tutorials for Ableton Live. Style tutorials inspired by artists like ANNA, Boris Brejcha, Stephan Bodzin, Robert Babicz, N´to, Worakls, Drum Programming and sound design tutorials, there's a bit of everything inside. If you're looking to learn how to make a Melodic Deep / Techno track from start to finish like a pro, check out our full online course: Producing a Melodic Techno Track From Start To Finish List of Tutorials: Techno from Start To Finish - Drumcode Enrico Sanguiliano Style Stephan Bodzin Mood Bass-Lead with Arturia Mini V3 Melodic Techno Production Session (Bodzin, Rodriguez Jr. Style) - Ableton...

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