How To Write a song in ableton Part 12 (Final)
Filters, Noise, Reverse & Final tweaks

The 12th (and final) part of my How to write a song in Ableton Live using the Ableton Master Template  is ready to go. If you haven’t yet watched the first part of writing a song in Ableton, you’ll want to Start Here

 

This isn’t necessarily a walkthrough of the Ableton Master Template as I only planning on using what I need to make a tune, instead of trying to fit every tool into this video. I have a series of videos if you want a detailed walkthrough of the template.

In the video below I share the following:

Filter’s/Noise

Using the Filter Sweep Rack from the Master Template I created a number of noise sounds & filter sweeps. From there I converted it to audio, cut out the good bits & placed then through the song to add extra depth & intensity.

Reverse Sounds

Also in the Master Template is a reverse sounds tool with a wide range of effect racks. Most of the sounds are reverse drum sounds, which helps build energy in certain parts of the song.

Final Tweaks

Much like the last video, there was a lot of final tweaking to try to get the best results out of the song. I ended up lowering the volume of the kick drum even though it sounded great in headphones, through computer speakers the kick was all that was coming through at low volumes. Truth be told, I may do some final testing through more systems. If it sounds great on crappy speakers, you can almost be assured that it’ll sound amazing on the expensive ones. The final mix will also need to get some Audio Mastering.

Glitches

I apologize in advance for some sound issues on this (and other) videos. I just upgraded Screenflow and it’s been doing strange things. Since this is live recording of my songwriting process, it’s not like I could just re-record the video, so I did the best with what I had. (I’ve been in communication with the company & it should be sorted out soon, so don’t worry about this happening in future videos).

Enjoy part 12!

Download the song here

 

Happy Music Making,

Jason

 

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