It can be far too easy to dive into your samples folder when looking for that next drum part. There’s nothing wrong with that per se, but you might find it more enjoyable and intriguing to design your own drum sounds. Using Ableton Live’s various Drum Synth devices, you can easily do just that.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to use the various Drum Synths in Ableton Live. You’ll learn what each Drum Synth does and how you can shape each of their sounds. You’ll learn how to use them in a Drum Rack to create an electronic drum kit and how to layer it with acoustic drum sounds and tune them to perfection.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Random MIDI device
- Live’s Audio Limiters
- Introduction to Electric
- Building engaging arrangements
- Using Corpus
- Create, store, browse and load templates
- Create polymeters and automating tempo and time signature
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- How to use Operator
- Saving CPU
- Master Macro Variations
- Grain Delay
- Scene Follow Actions
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
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.