Taking Stock Ableton instruments and editing sound

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Crazymailman77
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Taking Stock Ableton instruments and editing sound

Post by Crazymailman77 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:00 pm

Hello everyone. I am very new to music production. I have never really used DAW's to much and only got to use garageband once or twice so I am very lost at taking instruments from Ableton and getting a sound you want by editing the settings/specifications on the instrument. If someone can show me or lead me to a tutorial (free please I don't have too much money)that will help me get a better feel for ableton and getting sounds that I can enjoy until i can afford to get VST's and such, but even then i would need to know a little on taking an instruments sounds and editing them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Taking Stock Ableton instruments and editing sound

Post by Mirthan » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:18 am

Hey man. Have you taken the lessons that come with Live? They're really helpful for begginers and easy to follow through.
(Pm me if you need something. Always down to help.)

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Re: Taking Stock Ableton instruments and editing sound

Post by darkenedsoul » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:29 pm

What Mirthan said as well as check out youtube as there's tons of videos for you to look over. Some excellent, others good, some don't fit/suit my needs.

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Re: Taking Stock Ableton instruments and editing sound

Post by alltomorrowsparties » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:27 pm

My advice would be don't get overly bogged down in learning about sound design. Some of those Ableton synths are quite complex and the user interface can be a little finnicky.
Stick to device presets....The hot swap button is key to changing presets (one of the icons on the top bar of the instrument you are editing.)

I'd suggest sticking to simpler for the first couple of weeks. Maybe throw in an impulse as well.

Just those two devices alone can do an incredible amount!

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