How to write a song in Ableton (Master Template)
Part 10 – Looped Atmospherics
The 10th 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:
How to slice a piece of audio for an evolving loop
In one of my earlier videos I ran some sounds through my Dub Delay Return track & recorded the results to an audio track. In this video, I put that audio to use, finding a bit of audio that can be looped.
Liven things up with effects
Once you find a good loop, it makes sense to run it through some effects to help the parts evolve better. Any type of lfo will give some movement. I used a Grain Delay & an Auto Filter effect. This worked great because I can kind of “set it & forget it” and let things evolve on their own until I want further control.
The full song in it’s current state
For the first time in this series, I share the whole song to let you know where we are at. It’s 8 minutes, long, so you can feel free to skip through if you like. I think this gives you a much clearer perspective of how the song has evolved thusfar.
Enjoy part 10!
In the next Writing in Ableton post I’ll be adding more ear candy, breaks, fills & dynamics.
Happy Music Making,