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Operator For Beginners: „Evolving Strings” Pad [Free Patch]

In this article we’re going to make an awesome Ableton instrument in Operator. We’ll go through all you need to know to make this patch even if you’re new to Operator. Here’s the patch we’re going to make:   You can download this patch here for free. Required: Ableton 9.5+ Suite Let’s get started! Let’s load up Operator onto a MIDI track. Here’s what it looks like by default:   Now let me explain in short Operator’s UI. On the left of the device there’s four oscillators (they generate the sound). Then, the sound can be modified by using some...

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Remixing: 8 Essential Things to Consider

Remixes are a great way to piggyback on the popularity of already established artists or popular tracks and increase your reach as a music producer. It also allows you to express yourself as an artist by adding your own personal touch and adding something fresh. There are certain aspects that you need to be aware of before you start, though. To get the most out of your remixes and avoid burning bridges with artists and labels, we’ve listed eight things that you need to pay attention to. 1. Pick the right track There are several criteria that you have to...

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Create Awesome Chord Progressions with this FREE MIDI Rack

Hey guys! In this article I'm going to show you how to use my chord generator rack. It can be downloaded for free here. It's an Ableton Live 10 MIDI device. The Chord Generator is a MIDI effect rack which transforms single MIDI notes into chords. It can be useful for playing chords if you don't have the skills to play the piano. How to use the PML Chord Generator First, you need to place it on the left of your MIDI device (piano, synth, whatever). Then, all you need to do is press keys on your keyboard from A to L, or just...

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10 Supersaw tips for Xfer SERUM - Get a big & lush sound

Thanks to artists like Flume, supersaws have become a very popular sound in EDM. Making a great supersaw isn’t as easy as choosing a saw wavetable and cranking the Unison. There’s a lot of tricks you can use to make that sound more exciting. In this article I’ll show you what you can do inside Xfer Serum to make your supersaw stand out. 1. Use both oscillators for different octaves Serum has two wavetable oscillators, so I like to use one for lower frequencies and transpose the second oscillator one octave up. I use the B oscillator for rich, harmonic...

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11 Reasons - Why Templates make you become a better Producer

We all know that people are lazy and many good things can come from it. Bill Gates always says: “Give the hardest tasks to the laziest people and they will come up with an easy solution”. But using templates does not really fall in the category of being lazy. Probably even the contrary, because it means, you really want to understand every aspect of the production process - and taking a look at someone else’s work can definitely help here! If you want to get better, using templates or preset is one of the best shortcuts you can take. But...

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