Creating Original Tracks with Ableton

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
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Creating Original Tracks with Ableton

Post by djblueshift » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:05 pm

Do any of you feel that Ableton is somewhat limited with the tools it has for creating original tracks?

I feel that most of the tracks I've made sound too electronic and I can't seem to step outside the realm of techno.

Should I invest in other software as well? Some say Cubase is better for producing tracks... do any of you agree?

Blueshift

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Post by Moody » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:08 pm

Nope
Ableton’s engineers are hard
at work developing code that will allow our software to predict the future, but we don’t
anticipate having this available until at least the next major release.

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Re: Creating Original Tracks with Ableton

Post by OriginalSpaceMan » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:13 pm

djblueshift wrote: I feel that most of the tracks I've made sound too electronic ...
What type of music are you trying to create? Are you using any instruments? If not, then there is a reason it sounds all electronic... Live isn't acoustic.

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Post by roby » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:22 pm

You get out what you put in...

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Post by chrisedmo » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:28 pm

I disagree.. just use arrange view to snap you out of that habit. My band creates predominately guitar based music with a little bit of electro.. Ill have to post up the recordings when done..
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Post by dj superflat » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:44 pm

weird post -- how could you tracks sound too electronic/techno if (e.g.) they were just acoustic guitar, vocals, and tabla? how the DAW dictate what you're putting in? admittedly, live's looping capabilities/session view may you lead you to do even acoustic stuff in too loop focused a way. but, as noted earlier, there's always arrange.

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Post by roby » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:18 pm

7 out of 10 tracks from our next record were tracked in Live 6 and this is our first none electronic, mostly pop release to date.
i recorded a metal track the other day to test out Live 7 when i first got it...

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Post by laird » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:57 pm

I bet if you bought Cubase SX, Waves gold bundle, Reaktor and Sonar, you'd instantly be a much better musician.

There's only one way to find out. Let us know how it goes.

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Post by OriginalSpaceMan » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:11 pm

laird wrote:I bet if you bought Cubase SX, Waves gold bundle, Reaktor and Sonar, you'd instantly be a much better musician.

There's only one way to find out. Let us know how it goes.
Talk about hostility...

I like it :lol:

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Post by roby » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:14 pm

with Protools you can track Walt Disney's Fantasia in one hour

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Post by ScottFree » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:20 pm

just use some different sounds.

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Post by laird » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:20 pm

just because someone comes here and posts "is it Ableton's fault my music is boring" and I reply in the negative, you assume my reply is hostile.

Please give me the benefit of the doubt, this is the internet and its hard to convey nuance.

My comment could just as easily be playful sarcasm.

;P

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Post by hacktheplanet » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:44 am

Dude, if you're using chiefly electronic instruments and production methods suited towards dance music, then of fucking course your music is going to sound electronic. If you want an "organic" sound, then use organic instruments. Ditch the samples and synths, learn how to play an "organic" instrument, and start recording.
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Post by j2j » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:03 am

I hate these threads. I really do.

Have you ever thought about practicing? Maybe if you guys stop complaining about the technology and bother to practice, you would see yourself go somewhere with your music.

WAIT.... EDIT OF POST

ABLETON IS ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY AMAZING.


arrg, nevermind.
too many lasers...

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Post by metafactor » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:55 am

Live is only as limited as you allow it to be.

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