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Making a Simple House Drum Pattern [Beginners]

Ableton Live Drum Programming Tips 'n Tricks

  Hi! In this beginners tutorial I’m going to show you how to make simple house drum patterns. Here’s what we’re going to make today: If you'd like to learn more about making music in Ableton make sure to check out our updated 4h+ course - "Making A Track From Start To Finish". It's covering all the basics you need to get started. We’ve prepared a free sample pack with sounds that we’re going to be using here, so download it before we get started - that way you can follow along. It’s on our freebies page under the name...

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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 Music Production Mistakes To Avoid

Mastering Mixing Tips 'n Tricks

Contents covered in this video: Workflow:00:30 Producing without strong musical ideas02:25 Focusing too much on sound design at the beginning04:16 Not organizing your DAW properly Mixing:06:00 Mixing solely on monitors in a non-treated room07:30 Tweaking samples instead of choosing the right sounds08:42 Using effects without knowing what they do09:45 Not mixing in stereo11:31 Too much stereo enhancement13:22 Not dealing with clashing frequencies14:58 Not dealing with transients on drums Mastering:17:18 Too much master processing19:00 Not taking advantage of monitoring tools   Join our MIXING COURSE (from start to finish)      k-pizza I’m a music maker who likes to share his experiences with...

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5 Mastering Mistakes To Avoid

Audio Engineering Mastering Mixing Tips 'n Tricks

1. Doing all the compression/limiting on the master While master compression and limiting is great for making a track loud, too much of it will kill the dynamics of a track. You can often achieve more natural sounding results if you compress in stages. Try grouping or creating bus tracks for different kinds of instruments and compressing them. A common example is putting a compressor on a drum bus to even out the volumes of drums before the master. Try also dealing with transients on loud drum hits (like kick and snare) before the master (for example by limiting them)...

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How to make the Stephan Bodzin Moog Bass with Arturia Mini V3

Arturia Minimoog Sound Design Techno Tips 'n Tricks

In this Sound Design tutorial, Francois shows you how to make the Stephan Bodzin Moog-style Bass/Lead sound with Arturia Mini V3 in Ableton from start to finish. Its important to notice: Arturia Mini doesn't have too many built-in audio effects, so we are creating the raw sound source with the MINI V3 and then we add a bunch of Ableton Live built-in audio effects to shape the sound.    Resources / Files:  Get our Melodic Techno Sound Pack for Arturia Mini V3 Get this project file: Analog Moods Drum Samples are taken out of Deep Premium Vol. 2 - Drum Sample Pack....

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