- Record some audio of your instrument
- Loop random parts of it
- Use it for a new creative idea
To be different, instead of using a snare roll to go towards a breakdown or break-out, use instead of a snare an analogue sound or FX, make a simple one note melody / rhythm with it and then pitch bend from 0 to 24 over the rhythm. Put some reverb on it at the tail.
For some more enhanced melody catchiness in your electronic songs, use this technique – useful on bass and other melodies
When making a 4/4 techno kick track, make sure to put the kickdrum to the same key as the song. It will make the kick sound stronger and better in the mix.
Cool to see this producer making music in his camper van studio.
Very interesting on how he approaches a track:
Let Ableton Live decide for you which parts goes together to make a great song.
If you are unable to decide how to have the arrangement of your song, use Follow-Up Actions of Ableton Live.
Listen in arrangement view to the best parts and put them together for your song.
People hear strange sounds in the skies. So I thought, why not take the opportunity to make some ambient music from it based on videorecordings found on Youtube…