Need Help Producing in Ableton

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Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by herringbone » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:05 pm

I have Ableton but I'm not sure where to start. I don't know if I should use the instruments it came with or download new VSTs and even if I had everything I needed I still don't know where to start. I can't really just play around with it, I want to know what I'm doing cause I want to start producing now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TNZaaQ6Ekc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBrSLoLZ6jQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eo68a7IXeE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F46e0QtQVQw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhn07YoVTJ8

This is the kind of music I want to make like, electro pop I guess? I haven't really been able to find any tutorials for ableton on the genre either so I just don't know how to start and I feel really lost.

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by Rinsemeister » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:34 pm

:lol: 8O :mrgreen:

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by herringbone » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:36 am

Any real help?

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by Trypset » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:52 am

your google broke today?
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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by Zeddy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:01 am

herringbone wrote:Any real help?

It's going to take a long time to get going with producing. It's not the kind of hobby you can just pick up and master over the weekend. I would really start with working your way through the entirety of the Live manual to see how the program works and how you do certain things in it. When you're familiar with the Live, then look at playing around with it and coming up with sounds and such.

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by BoxDJ » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:15 am

Zeddy wrote:
herringbone wrote:Any real help?

It's going to take a long time to get going with producing. It's not the kind of hobby you can just pick up and master over the weekend. I would really start with working your way through the entirety of the Live manual to see how the program works and how you do certain things in it. When you're familiar with the Live, then look at playing around with it and coming up with sounds and such.
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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by lapieuvre » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:52 am

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by leisuremuffin » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:07 am

where are you located? i'll bet you could find someone on here to help you out. if you're in the bay area CA i will happily help. my going rate is a meal, a bowl, and a sixpack or the monetary equivalent.


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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by abluesky » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:13 am

Start fooling around with what ya got.

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by lapieuvre » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:31 am

Actually, the Digital Music Doctors tutorials give good tips on how to mix. It's a big paradox, how bad their audio examples sounds, but they give great advice!
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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by leedsquietman » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:39 am

Have you tried doing any of the Live lessons ?
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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by Rationalizer » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:44 am

I'm sorry to say that there's no easy and fast way to learn producing music. TBH it takes years to make good and original tracks. You may want to watch some basic tutorials on youtube and go from there. Best of luck!
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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by mark303 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:55 am

I subscribed to these guys when i first started.

http://www.sonicacademy

Theyve got a good introductory tutorial and loads of different tutorials on how to make different genres.

I just looked and theres a nu-disco tutorial on there. Not sure if its the sound youre looking for though.

Its got a good community though so maybe they can point you in the right direction

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Re: Need Help Producing in Ableton

Post by Der_Makrophag » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:28 am

Zeddy wrote:
herringbone wrote:Any real help?

It's going to take a long time to get going with producing. It's not the kind of hobby you can just pick up and master over the weekend. I would really start with working your way through the entirety of the Live manual to see how the program works and how you do certain things in it. When you're familiar with the Live, then look at playing around with it and coming up with sounds and such.
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