Arrangement Techniques with Push
Concluding his three part series, teaching the fundamentals of House production using Ableton Push, Paul Maddox returns to give you the low down on arrangement and automation, completing the track he began in parts 1 and 2. As a solo artist and as part of the duo Spektre, Paul has had numerous releases on popular labels and support from headline DJ acts across the globe. His wealth of experience combined with his knowledge of Live and passion for teaching come together in this series of tutorials, as he imparts professional tips and tricks in a clear and concise manner.
In this final instalment, Maddox takes you through preparing the parts created in the previous sections for arrangement, covering various button modes and the creation of scenes, before assigning new effects and device macros, with intuitive settings that add excitement and dynamic movement to the track. Scenes are then recorded into arrangement view, with drum fills triggered in real time, after which Maddox adds the sheen, recording parameter automation that keeps the soundscape fluid and builds up the excitement, whilst the solid beats pump underneath.
Accompanying the lessons is a download pack that contains over 100MB of House FX samples, courtesy of Loopmasters, giving you the tools to add exciting sounds to your own arrangements, as well as the Live set from the course. Before signing up, check out the free sample excerpt and also listen to the track from the course, featured on the media tab and the Producertech Soundcloud page.
Push Arrangement Tips - Setting up Macros for Automation
Modules in this course:
Recap and Session View Launching Modes
In this module, Paul gives a recap of the project and then explains some of the different button modes for launching clips.
This module shows how to create and organise scenes, in order to work out sections of a track, from which the entire arrangement can be created.
Setting Up Automation Parameters
In this module, Paul maps device macros and sets up some new effects, which are then ready to be automated, for adding extra interest and movement to the arrangement.
Recording the Arrangement
Paul uses his prepared scenes to lay down the basic track sections by recording them into Arrangement view and then editing them.
Parameter automation is added to various parts, to create tonal and atmospheric shifts that help sounds develop in breakdowns and main groove sections.
Paul has been at the forefront of hard dance consistently since he was dubbed 'one of clubland's hottest properties' at the tender age of 16. Since then, he has continued to be one of the most respected producers on the scene, going under a number of successful guises, such as Abandon, Azure, O.G.R, Barely Legal (with Guyver) and Olive Grooves, and has collaborated on dozens of all-conquering anthems with the biggest and best in hard dance music. Collaboration with Filthy Rich on their Spektre project has seen his work released on Renaissance and Umek compilations, with support from DJs such as Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and James Zabiela. With a wealth of professional production and DJing experience, a passion for teaching and a highly technical knowledge of Ableton Live, Paul's courses are packed with useful tips and tricks to take your house and techno tracks to the next level.