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How To Make Leftfield Techno with Christian Vance
Next up we use the infamous 'Amen Break' sample as the basis for the entire percussive element of the track, slicing each beat into MIDI and then chopping and shifting the pattern to make new beats before processing.
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This week Sonic Academy presents something a little bit different with an all-new course from Berlin-based House and Techno producer Christian Vance showing us How To Make Leftfield Techno.
Working in Ableton Live 10, Christian creates a complex, evolving, and downright awesome track that emerges entirely from using just the 'Amen loop' and one single bar long note.
Without a single note actually 'played', Christian crafts this next-level track using Ableton's intelligent MIDI effect racks, triggering sequences which in turn trigger others giving endless random outcomes ready for sculpting and editing in whatever way you want.
With patience and invaluable knowledge of how to really make the DAW work for you, this course is packed full of tips and tricks shared by a true professional and will help make complex sounds super accessible to those without a music theory background.
Above all else, Christian shows us just how much fun can be had once the right tools are in place to generate beats, sounds, and feed your creativity.
Make no mistake, this one is a real eye-opener. Get on it!