Sound Design Tips
Struggling with sound design? Here's a few tips we've put together to get you going.
Drop a comment and let us know if this helped you. Feel free to share any other tips that have helped you as well.
Meet Mahin Kapur
Doing more with less. Before joining our music production course mahin believed the only way to make his music better was to add more sounds and effects to his music. Through our program he was able to understand the intricacies of his music and how to stand out through simple processes.
Self Generating Music using Ableton Live 11's new features.
In this video, we use some of the new features of Ableton Live 11 as well as some effects devices to create unique musical sections that will give you endless ideas
once you set it up!
Live has a lot of features and effects, that lets us introduce randomness into certain parameters like velocity, pitch, and ... almost every device parameter! Here we'll look at creatively using some of them, while having control over the extent of randomness introduced, such that the musical expression is not lost, but elevated!
Check out the full lesson in the video below
Here’s a detailed process to help you follow along and try this out yourself!
Load up desired sounds for melody, harmony, drums, and bass.
Drums: First, let’s do the Drums. Here we rely heavily on velocity ranges and chance functions built into the MIDI Clip view, to introduce controlled randomness.
Melodies: Here we use an Arpeggiator to melodify the incoming notes, Note Echo to offset the melody in time, and LFO to randomize parameters like Rate, or no of Repeats to keep things interesting with every loop.
Bass: You can repeat the same process as for the melody, just ensure you don't overlap multiple notes. Or to make it easier, use a single sound instead of a rack of sounds!
Hope you enjoyed going through and trying out this exercise! Let us know if you come across any doubts while following along in the comment section below! And if you do try this out successfully, share your thoughts with us :)
MIDI Controller made from takeaway food container!
What should we call this?
A fun little project making a MIDI Controller made using a takeaway food container, placing some buttons and knobs in an ergonomic manner (major scope for improvement there lol).
This is powered by an Arduino board running into Ableton Live to trigger a native Drum Rack instrument.