Remixing Techniques in Ableton Live
From Producertech Course Director Rob Jones comes this comprehensive course, which will take you through the whole process of creating a Remix in Ableton Live. It begins with the initial importing of stems and ends with detailed editing of the arrangement, showing how the individual elements of the original folk track are skilfully combined into evolving Deep House.
In the two hours of movies, Rob covers all manner of techniques and remixing concepts, including working out the tempo and key signature, creating catchy basslines and hooks, sampling and resequencing parts, mixing and automating, making epic breakdowns and satisfying drops, and much more.
Accompanying the lessons is a download pack that contains 100MB of bonus samples, as well as the Live set from the course. All of the lessons and downloads are available immediately after purchase and ready for streaming 24/7/365.
To see an example of what's covered on the course, watch the lesson excerpt on the contents tab.
Arranging in Live - Excerpt from a new Deep House Remix Course
Modules in this course:
Module 1 - Importing and Editing Stems
In this opening module, Rob auditions and imports the stems, then works out the original bpm of the track, before editing and organising the project to create the basic building blocks from which the remix is made.
Module 2 - Creating the Bassline and Groove - Part 1
This module starts by making a simple beat, to which various melodic, looped stems are added, which are then analysed and used to work out the key of the song, as well as its groove, from which a bassline is made.
Module 3 - Creating the Bassline and Groove - Part 2
This module applies an extracted groove to the bassline to influence its timing and level, as well as using different groove variations on other rhythmic parts to ensure the overall groove is locked down.
Module 4 - Creating Melodic Hooks and Loops
In this lesson, Rob continues working with some of the melodic stems, adjusting clip envelopes and applying various effects, to help shape them into workable parts for the track.
Module 5 - Sampling the Organ and Adding Percussion - Part 1
Rob begins this lesson by sampling the main organ from the original track and using it to sequence a new melodic phrase, which forms the main motive in the remix. After this, he shows how a looped percussion sample can be recreated using various Drum Rack techniques.
Module 6 - Sampling the Organ and Adding Percussion - Part 2
In this module, the recreated percussion parts are edited and processed to work with the groove, and a cabasa stem is also added to the rhythm section.
Module 7 - Arranging the Remix - Part 1
This first in a set of 3 lessons sees Rob starting to create the arrangement, beginning in realtime by recording scenes from session view and then making changes and edits to the recorded clips.
Module 8 - Arranging the Remix - Part 2
This lesson shows how to create a variation section for the main drop and then some techniques for making an epic breakdown.
Module 9 - Arranging the Remix - Part 3
In this last module, Rob provides a detailed commentary on the finished arrangement, mentioning any particular areas of interest or parts that have changed in the final arranging stage.
Rob is a classically trained musician, with piano as his primary instrument, and obtained a degree in music and sound recording (the prestigious Tonmeister course) from the University of Surrey. Having honed his skills both at University and in the studios in London where he worked in a technical role, he began releasing music on labels like Lot49, Dead Famous and Erase, under the artist name Anarchy Rice. Rob has been at the forefront of music software training since the very beginning, having kicked things off at Focusrite back in 2006. With both classical music and technical sound qualifications, as well as a wealth of presenting experience, he is ideally suited to the role of an online music trainer, and is 100% dedicated to sharing his knowledge and assisting others with what he believes to be one of the most rewarding things in life - making music!