Using Drum Rack to layer up sounds in Ableton Live 10

This tutorial shows you how easy it can be to thicken up your drums using a nifty tool in Live 10.

Layering your instruments is a great way to add depth to your tracks and is quite a commonplace technique in music production. In this week’s Ableton Live Tutorials video, Liam O’Mullane demonstrates how Ableton Live 10‘s Drum Rack can make this process swift and clean.

In this particular tutorial, he uses drum sounds, layering clap samples and hard panning left and right to enhance the stereo width and complexity of the drums. By using Drum Rack and Instrument Racks, you can quickly swap out sounds, save and load kits and mix your drums in a convenient, cohesive fashion.

In next Wednesday’s video, we’ll be looking at MIDI Instrument and Audio Racks. Stay tuned!

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Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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