How To Write a song in Ableton Live:
(Master Template) Drums Part 2
I am in the process of walking you through my How to write a song in Ableton Live process using the Ableton Master Template & internal effects exclusively. If you haven’t yet watched the first part of writing a song in Ableton, you’ll want to Start Here
For those who aren’t familiar yet with my Master Template, it’s a massive tool I made that give you all the tools you need to make tunes quickly & easily. Now understand that 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.
I’ll try to keep my progress as consistent as possible so this series is easy to follow. At the moment, I have NO idea what will come of this experiment, but that’s how a lot of songs start anyway. You just gotta trust the the inspiration will show up when you need it.
In the video below I share the following:
This is what is so great about freezing tracks. Not only can you save cpu but you can always unfreeze it, make a few tweaks & refreeze. I did this so I could access the separate parts of the Drum Racks instrument.
Converting midi drums to separate audio clips
This is pretty easy to do & the basic approach is to open up your Drum Rack track to expose all the separate parts & then record each part to another track.
Creating a resampling track
A resampling track is going to allow you to record whatever is coming out of the master output. This is a really easy way to get the drum parts into an audio clip. Simply arm your resampling track & solo the drum part you want to record. Hit the record circle in the clips section & it’ll start recording. Do this for each drum part & then assign them to their own audio tracks & you’re done.
Once that’s done I refreeze the Midi Drum Racks track & mute the track so I can only hear the audio versions.
That’s the whole process, easy right?
Enjoy the video below:
Now check out How to Write a Song In Ableton Live Part 3