best ableton tutorials??

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alex.the.forge
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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by alex.the.forge » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:50 am

funken wrote:Not sure exactly Alex. I managed to get some of my tunes listened to by the boss of a well known dance music label and he wrote back

"it's not a bad mix, but it's also nothing that makes me jump around. any of the new remixes of this track that i've got in over the last weeks, are way better than this one.

it's not a case of "mastering", it's also not the arrangment, which is ok. it's rather the sounds, especially the drum sounds and most of all the production itself. i have listened to the other tracks on your soundcloud page and it's the same with those...

my advise would be, to take two or three of your tracks and take them to a good engineer / producer and finish them off there. you'll see how big the difference will be when someone who is doing this all the time is putting his hands on it with you together. two days, and you'll go out as a happy men. and it doesn't cost a fortune these day to do that. the big plus to it is, that you'll learn alot of new things that you can take home and add it to your growing skills..."
Hey

Just having a listen to your soundcloud now and I'm listening on my headphones (DT250s) from my laptop, so I might get it into the studio later to double check it, by going by the first couple my first comment would be that they sound like fairly low quality MP3s, I'd be interested to hear the AIF versions - IMO you're probably better off having less tunes on there and have them as AIFFs

Aside from that you know I really don't think it's that far off, and they're good tunes man. I don't think it's the sounds themselves, more the way they are mixed.

I don't want to give too many comments without checking it out in the studio but in all honesty listening on headphones I really don't think they are that bad at all and you could salvage them quite easily without much doing to them.

There is another video series that I made for Groove 3 Called "effects plug-ins explained" that would probably help you- it is all about using EQ and Compression, as well as Reverb and delay. http://www.groove3.com/str/daw-plug-ins-explained.html

It covers the fundamentals and gives specifics on mixing bass/drums etc, and while it mainly uses the Sonnox Plug-ins the same applies for Ableton's or any EQ/Compressor

If you want to you could email Asa and mention this thread and I'll see if he can sort out 10% off or something. Not sure with that title because I made it as a buyout, so they own it and take the revenue, but they're cool guys and I'll send an email.

Or if you wanted to we could do a skype training session and where you send me the Ableton project or stems for one of the tracks and I could go over it for you and talk you through what I'm doing.

[EDIT: - I just got further down the list and something definitely changed near the bottom - did you use different monitors or something? Was it the "Bad habit" mix he was talking about?? that is definitely well below the others in quality. Until the one above it they really weren't sounding too bad. It's definitely the mixing though and not the sounds themselves.]

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by #1thelark » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:27 am

Cool tutorial by Thavius Beck on chopping drumsamples, leaving them warped instead of using slice to midi:

Ableton :: Chopping Samples :: Dubspot w/ Thavius Beck

EDIT: Tutorial on BeatRepeat by Thavius Beck:

Ableton :: Beat Repeat :: Dubspot w/ Thavius Beck


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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by innerstatejt » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:24 pm

I definitely +1 on:

http://Nickstutorials.com

I humbly add these to the list as well:

Free: http://youtube.com/innerstatejt & http://www.musicsoftwaretraining.com/blog/archives/

over 30 hrs of full collections: http://MusicSoftwareTraining.com/products

I'm always excited about new people getting into the music making game. That means more cool music out there!

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by innerstatejt » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:50 pm

I thought I'd add this FREE video for Beginners/intermediate users. There's about 100 Ableton tips packed into it.
http://www.musicsoftwaretraining.com/bl ... leton-101/

enjoy,
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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by #1thelark » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:53 pm

An older vid I stumpled upon today... pretty neat examples in here:
http://vimeo.com/5962875

And yet another use for the note length plugin (mididelay without m4l):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH7LdhfYrFg

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by Syncretia » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:09 am

Somebody said
heaps of good stuff from tom
But they got it wrong. It's

Heaps good strong stuff from tom

http://www.cosm.co.nz/
Download and listen @ http://www.syncretia.com

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Re: Big up to mr.Bill

Post by abl385 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:46 am

#1thelark wrote:Thought I should share this:
Really nice tutorials from Mr. Bill. I found them very inspiring! Big up,dude!

Mr. Bill - Tutorial 1 : Delay Time Tricks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWvaxzI1vG4

Mr. Bill - Tutorial 2 : Making complex drumbeats using arpeggiators
http://vimeo.com/10475535

Mr. Bill - Tutorial 3 : Separating Bass Frequencies
http://vimeo.com/10480671

Mr. Bill - Tutorial 4 : Bouncing your master channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxUOYL5fWcA

Mr. Bill - Tutorial 5 : Glitch Manifesting Device
http://vimeo.com/10541492

Cheers
The guy is amazing. And really fast as well. Thanks for the links!

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by Dhak » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:42 am

I didn't get a chance to read through the entire thread but are there any tutorials specifically on mixing and in ableton? It seems like a lot of the tutorials out there have to do with crafting sounds (dubstep bassline, synth sounds in operator etc.) It would be really helpful for me to see someone mixing down their song so that I could get a feel for where their levels are at etc. I can only read so much about mixing without actually seeing someone do it. I feel like if I were able to sit down with a knowledgable producer and watch them do it I would learn more in one hour then in a whole week of reading words.

I wish I knew someone personally who knew what the F they were doing.

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by #1thelark » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:14 pm

Really good tutorials on this channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/abletondaily
Btw: Is Marc on this forum?


A really nice tutorial, on how to make one of the most useful sounds, has been posted yesterday :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/user/abletondail ... mSFHoHJJ3Q

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by H20nly » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:21 pm

*bookmark*

8)

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by abl385 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:13 pm

#1thelark wrote:Really good tutorials on this channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/abletondaily
Btw: Is Marc on this forum?


A really nice tutorial, on how to make one of the most useful sounds, has been posted yesterday :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/user/abletondail ... mSFHoHJJ3Q
Wonderful channel. Thanks bud!

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by the0verclock » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:41 pm

I've been building this 4 videos per month since last October -

http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/live8303

I've got some cameo appearances by forum members in there too :)

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by condra » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:02 pm

Great thread!

Heres some videos I like:

3 Launchpads and Ultranova making Dupstep live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZMNSjJBMC0

Smack My Bitch Up in Ableton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU5Dn-WaElI

Lukito jamming with Launchpad and MPD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cmRHy808o

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Re: best ableton tutorials??

Post by Vios » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:35 am

Many different tutorials, nicely categorized, posted to my website:

http://www.abletonproductiontutorials.com/

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