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

Don’t worry if you don’t currently own the Master Template. You will still get plenty of value from this video series. 

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. 

 

Enjoy the video below:

In the video below I share the following:

Unfreezing

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?

 

 

 

 



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Happy music making!
Jason

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