Beginner and Intermediate
Breakdowns, Percussion and Workflow
In this first tip we look at how to keep our tracks from sounding too repetitive and add interest by using micro breaks.
This week we welcome back Richie aka Dirty Secretz for a new set of tips and tricks in Ableton in Tech Tips Volume 47.
Over these 10 videos Richie shares some of the tricks he uses to help keep interest and variation in his tracks, percussive tips to help improve your drums, and simple workflow techniques to speed up the creative process.
We focus on breakdowns with micro-breaks, held strings and a cool use of wet/dry automation on delay and reverb. We then move on to creating our own unique beats using our voice and how to get a skipping house beat by adding percussion with different groove settings. We also look at some essential workflow tips and how to save MIDI patterns and channel defaults along with using Ableton 10's collections to help organisation and finding what you want quicker.
Finally, we check out iZotope's free 'Imager' plugin to help widen our sounds in the stereo field.
Easy to follow and super accessible for users of all abilities, these Tech Tips will get you working faster and sounding great!