As with anything in life when we first embark on a new challenge we are often met with the fear of being unable to complete what ever it is in your path. However after a few easy steps you soon find out that you can actually do that thing you initially believed was not possible.
Like many tutorials online there is much to learn and take in, which can be off putting and leaves you feeling like its not possible, and this is very true in music production, especially in House & Techno music it is often seen as a secret art where many different sub genres and techniques are talked about and if you don't understand the lingo you can feel like it is not for you.
This Ableton Live tutorial that I have created is designed to enable the absolute beginner who wants to explore the world of production but are really in the dark about how things work. The videos you are about to watch below are a very basic introduction to producing House Music and so these will give you the very simple building blocks to begin learning how to do so.
This tutorial is taking the very basic old skool sounds and techniques so that you can get the hang of the simplest forms and then once you get those under wraps, you can then develop these techniques to produce more in depth tracks as you go on your production journey.
The first video begins with a brief but important tour of the interface and then the second video goes into putting down the first beats with the kick drum.
So take what you can from these videos and if you have any questions please do get in touch and I will advice you as best as I can. Enjoy.
You will need a selection of 3rd party VST plug ins to produce this demo, so go to the list HERE and download the following.
If you are a MAC USER then the piano sound on the Rave Generator is not available, so please use the Ableton Piano stock plug in called Grand Piano.
Here is part two where the first drum programming session begins. You will insert the classic Roland 909 drum hits into the arranger to produce a 4/4 standard house beat.
Here is the part where you will enhance the drum pattern by adding hi hats, and percussive sounds.
Here is episode 4 where you will begin the process of arranging the beats.
This is where you will install 3rd party plug in synths from external sources.
This is the final part where we layer the sounds to get a whole rounded track into shape.
This episode is focused on laying out the arrangement so the track becomes a fully structured composition.
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