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How To Use Ableton Clips to Organize Our Presets

In Uncategorized by andrewish

It’s Sunday night and as usual, you’re in the studio working on a new track… On this particular day, you’re looking for the right synth lead. Then it hits you – the perfect synth for the job is one that you used last week, a preset in Operator. You fire …

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Drum Layering 101

In Ableton Production Tips, Productivity, Writing Music by andrewish

At its core, layering drums is about taking basic mixing principles and applying them to percussion. Layering drum samples is a great technique when used efficiently and correctly. Unfortunately, a lot of producers over-complicate drum layering when they first break into it. That’s why we put together this article covering …

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4 Ways to Keep Ableton Tracks Organized

In Productivity by andrewish0 Comments

Track organization is a key technique for staying focused and productive. This is especially important in the later stages of a track, when your tracks have many channel strips and sections. It’s also a good idea to keep your tracks organized when collaborating with other artists. Stepping into another person’s …

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Advanced 808 Processing Tactics

In 808 by andrewish2 Comments

  If you produce music that uses 808s, it’s essential that your 808s are perfectly crafted to fit your song, and creative enough to stand out. Crafting your own 808 style is a great way to establish a unique sound as a producer. However… Making the leap from dropping off-the-shelf …

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9 Essential 808 Tips

In 808 by andrewish2 Comments

  Any modern producer knows that the low end is a key part of production. And for some genres, 808s are the core of the track (looking at you, trap music). So with 808s being so important, understanding how to properly use 808s is a key part of the producer’s arsenal. It’s …