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90 minutes to remix - a project for Ableton Live users


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When you have completed the course Electronic Music Production at SOMA, you will be able to complete this project / exercise in 90 minutes, taking a set of multi-track 'stems' of an existing song, and remixing it in Ableton Live to create your own original electronic music.

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90 minutes to remix - a project for Ableton Live users

  1. 1. 90 Minutes to Remix The final (summary) lesson for Electronic Music Production at SOMA By Benjamin Ang
  2. 2. 1. Change the beat either use the drum / kit core 808 or 909 (Ableton Live 9) to make a new beat (refer to Lesson 1) or use a drum loop sample to make a new beat (also found in Lesson 1) if you use a loop, you have to chop up parts of it make 3 variations of your beat you have 15 minutes
  3. 3. 2. Add instruments select from Ableton’s Instruments and add a pad and a synth keys (or anything else you like) this song is in they key of ...? (ask someone who can work out tunes by ear, or Google it) keep your tune or chords simple you have 15 minutes
  4. 4. 3. Add effects select from Ableton’s audio effects and add a reverb, a delay and a filter to tracks of your choice use the automation envelope (the red line) to draw in changes to the filter use it also to switch your delay on or off you have 15 minutes
  5. 5. 4. Change the structure change the song into a radio edit (not more than 3 ½ minutes long) beats, bass and instruments start immediately copy and paste sections to get verse, verse, breakdown, verse (or your own variation) use crashes (from kit 909) and filters to mark out the sections you have 15 minutes
  6. 6. 5. Mix and master set every track to -5 volume, and master track to -1 adjust the track levels to suit your taste, but make sure nothing goes into the red add a compressor (Brick Wall) to the master track you have 15 minutes
  7. 7. 6. Render / export your track click and drag to select the whole song from the menu choose file - export audio your remix is done!
  8. 8. Where you can upload your music Site When you want to Fee Let others stream your music Nil Let others stream or buy your music Takes a % Get maximum exposure Nil Get your music onto iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more Fee charged for uploading