This is a short tutorial video, introducing you all to a small preset for Ableton Live I've created. Its an audio slicer, for creating small percussive snippets out of all kinds of audio.

Its constructed out of 16 Simplers, set up specifically for this purpose, and then placed into 16 channels of the drum rack.

The Simplers are then sub-grouped into sets of four to enable an easy and quick interface via macro nobs.

Just drag samples into the Simplers and off you go..

I've found this absolutely great for Minimal Techno Percs!


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Here's a sample pack designed to help augment any bass patch you may be working on. Its a 1.5 octave Multisample pack (C0 - G1) containing just the sweet, pure sine wave sub bass produced from my Korg MS2000B.

The MS2000 is one of the sweetest sub bass synths out there, and I'd recommend grabbing the pack. Use it to fill out the bottom end of your soft synth bass. Chuck a high pass filter on the other bass instruments and let my MS2000 do the rest.. Also included is an Ableton Live Project File. Open the project file and the sampler preset should work..

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In this tutorial, I cover what a compressor is, what it does and how to use it. I show how it can be used to shape the dynamics on bass, pads, percussion and leads.

I also demonstrate an advanced method of shaping percussion called "Parallel Compression." Finally I look at sidechaining, and various creative ways you can use this.


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This is Part Three of a Three part series of tutorial videos in Track Construction.

In this series I demonstrate how I would approach writing a chill/dub track from scratch.

I cover such topics as Sound Design, Section Construction, Arranging and Mixing, and use only Ableton Live native instruments.


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