Monday, July 25, 2011

My first true creation with Ableton Live

After a month and a half or so of messing around in Ableton, I feel pretty comfortable navigating around the program and creating some simple things. Today after forcing myself to sit for a few hours and make some real progress, I present, my first somewhat-ish track. The track was created by using simple loops and drum patterns I made from scratch (woo!)
Not really sure what genre it's supposed to fall under but I really want to make something branch off of this. My major beef with it thus far is there is no transition at the 54 second mark where the sound changes. It also needs to sound much fuller and have an actual direction somewhere, but I'm looking forward to expanding on the track and coming back with a polished product to show here. 


Any further suggestions, or any Ableton plugin recommendations you have are all welcome. 
Remember, just a beginner here, but I'm open to all criticisms.

12 comments:

  1. For being a first, it was pretty decent :) I liked the second half better.

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  2. Same as GMSoccer... second half is exciting, you should base a music in that rhythm and do it longer :)

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  3. Not bad work at all, keep at it! :)

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  4. I like it. Makes me want to create my own music :)

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  5. Now you just need a Jamaican to do some vocals :D

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  6. Not bad. Like someone said before, you should work on first part of this track:)

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  7. not bad at all for a first beat. i like the beginning of the song. there's a lot of room to add more stuff. sounds like you have kick/hat/claps, the organ riff and some guitar plucks. try adding some more percussion for some syncopated rhythms. and some sub bass to fill it out. the volume mixing sounds good on my monitors. good job.

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  8. First track of many. It's a long never-ending journey but it's fun as hell!
    My advice is to develop everything as far as you can and make as many tracks as possible. Lots of good production resources and tutorials on the web, learn as much as you can.
    If you're interested, I've got a blog that will be dealing with all aspects of production, you may find something useful.

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