My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

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PeterBezemer
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My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

Post by PeterBezemer » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:02 pm

Yesterday I made my first composition using Ableton Live Lite 8
I used the Behringer UMX-61 as midi input,
the used instruments were all included in Ableton Live Lite 8

link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9j7ADN3FgU

It's just a short piece of music, but what do you think?


and here you can find more of my music,
made with Midisoft Studio4, the Roland Fantom XR, and Audacity

link:
http://sites.google.com/site/peterbezemer/music

seattletruth
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Re: My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

Post by seattletruth » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:13 am

i like the chord progressions. not so fond of the percussion samples.

peace

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Re: My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

Post by DangerousDave » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:39 pm

i agree, the progressions and lead melody are really really great, imo, but the perc is a little weird, and the mixing is also a bit off i think, as it gets to the end, the percussion is almost drowned out completely, which is maybe what you were after, but im not sure. Musically though, i loved it. keep it up man.

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Re: My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

Post by PeterBezemer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:55 pm

ok, thanks folks,
remember it's only the first time in my life that I use Ableton...
and I didn't have any instrument expansion packs installed.

the percussion part is at a constant volume, it's quite basic and constant,
a variation of the beats starts when the guitar kicks in
and the 'drowning out' effect of the percussion at the end is on purpose.

the mixing is poor, I know...

I now have some (free) add-ons installed, so I'll make some more music :-)

thanks! 8)

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Re: My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

Post by zc » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:38 pm

PeterBezemer wrote:ok, thanks folks,
remember it's only the first time in my life that I use Ableton...
and I didn't have any instrument expansion packs installed.

the percussion part is at a constant volume, it's quite basic and constant,
a variation of the beats starts when the guitar kicks in
and the 'drowning out' effect of the percussion at the end is on purpose.

the mixing is poor, I know...

I now have some (free) add-ons installed, so I'll make some more music :-)

thanks! 8)
Hehe you wanted feedback right? ;)

I agree with the folks above. Great melody, chord progression is excellent. With a little more work on mixing and drum technique this could be an epic beginning to a climactic movie trailer. I like how bland the drum beat is in the beginning. As more and more instruments are introduced, maybe add a little more to the beat to make it more distinct as the song progresses. "I'm adding strings here, so I will add an additional kick and snare hit to emphasize a sectional change to the piece." Just my thoughts.

Just fantastic though, I really enjoyed it. I think you may find yourself hooked on Ableton if you keep creating like this. Cheers!

zc

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Re: My first composition in Ableton Live Lite 8

Post by PeterBezemer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:47 pm

zc wrote: Hehe you wanted feedback right? ;)
zc
sure :wink:
zc wrote: I agree with the folks above. Great melody, chord progression is excellent. With a little more work on mixing and drum technique this could be an epic beginning to a climactic movie trailer. I like how bland the drum beat is in the beginning. As more and more instruments are introduced, maybe add a little more to the beat to make it more distinct as the song progresses. "I'm adding strings here, so I will add an additional kick and snare hit to emphasize a sectional change to the piece." Just my thoughts.

Just fantastic though, I really enjoyed it. I think you may find yourself hooked on Ableton if you keep creating like this. Cheers!
zc
thanks, maybe i'll make a new version of this one, with a new percussion track, better mixing etc., though making new music is much more fun, thanks :)

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