Ableton’s new video series Made in Ableton Live follows a range of artists in the process of making a track. Each video focuses on one artist and the different approaches they have to production, from beatmaking and vocal processing to sound design. Watch all nine videos.
In a medium as versatile as electronic music, every artist has their own workflow to see a piece through from start to finish. The Made in Ableton Live series shows how nine different artists tackle the creative process, whether their inspiration starts by juggling on-the-fly vocal loops or getting experimental with vocoder and autotune, tapping out some finger drumming or layering up soft synths and analog hardware.
You can see how LA-based producer Bad Snacks slices a live take from her electric violin to get a vibe going, or how techno artist Eomac creates a full-frequency sound palette from field recordings made on his phone. These videos are accessible for those new to Live or simply curious about producing music, thanks to the clear explanations from the artists. It’s not just entry level, though – there are unique techniques in each video that hold appeal for intermediate and advanced producers too.
Whether it’s handy signal chain shortcuts or inventive ways to route audio, these videos are full of useful insights into some of the many different ways you can make a track.