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Sound Design Crash Course | 808 Kicks | Ableton Live

In this multi-part sound design crash course, Pyramind instructor Will Clark goes over making 808 kick drums in Ableton Live. He uses Ableton’s Operator device and crafts a kick drum using additive synthesis. After covering various ways you can shape your 808s, Will finishes off the course by demonstrating how to make a 128 rack of kick drums. 

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Changing Presets with Dummy Clips | Ableton Live

In this two-part Ableton tutorial, Pyramind instructor Will Marshall goes over how he uses “dummy clips” to quickly change presets during a live performance. This technique enables you to easily swap sounds that are assigned to a single MIDI instrument using scene launches. 

This is a must-watch for people performing live using Ableton, especially those of you looking for ways to make your performance as natural and efficient as possible.

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ALC Files: Ableton’s Best Kept Secret

In this video, Pyramind instructor Liam Shy (aka Mountain of Youth) explains Ableton’s best kept secret – ALC Files. He goes over what an ALC (Ableton Live Clip) file is, and how you can create and use them. This is a must-watch for Ableton users who aren’t already making use of ALC files.

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Sample Morphing in Ableton Live

Pyramind instructor Will Marshall goes over sample morphing in Ableton Live. Sample morphing is a technique used to make an individual sample evolve over time. Will uses a simple clap sample to demonstrate this production technique.

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Live Arranging in Ableton | APC40 MKII

In this Ableton tutorial, Pyramind instructor Liam Shy shows us a live song arranging technique utilizing his APC40 MKII, as well as nativeKONTROL’s ClyphX MIDI script. ClyphX makes it possible to use macros on one track to control multiple macros on other tracks. This is especially useful for overcoming physical limitations during live performances.

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Resampling hands on sound design in Ableton Live for beatmaking and music production.

Resampling | Hands-On Sound Design | Ableton Live

In this tutorial, Pyramind sound designer Brandon Roos walks us through one of his go-to sound design workflow techniques in Ableton Live. He shows us how to make resampling more fun by mapping parameters to a MIDI controller and modulating the parameters live – in sync with the beat of your song.

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Our Complete Library of Mixing and Mastering Tutorials [2020] - Pyramind

Mixing and Mastering Tutorials

We’ve rounded up some of Pyramind’s most helpful mixing and mastering tutorials for producers struggling to give their songs more depth and punch. First, we need to get an important question out of the way: What’s the difference between mixing and mastering?

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3 Ableton Live Tricks for Punchy Snares

In this video, one of Pyramind’s Ableton instructors, Will Marshall gives you three snare drum processing tricks to make them punch and stand out when mixing in ableton live. Throughout this tip, he makes sure to bypass his processing so that you can hear exactly how he changes the sound with each technique. These concepts can be applied to any DAW.

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