In this sound design tutorial, Pyramind mentor and Ableton certified trainer Dustin Ragland gives you helpful pad designing tips. He uses Ableton’s Operator and Analog to build the foundation of the pad, then adds several effects to shape the overall expression—all within an instrument rack. He maps the effect controls to his Ableton Push, allowing for more physical control over the sound. The pad instrument rack is made up entirely of Ableton stock devices, making it easy for producers to follow along at home.
Want to make crazy synth melodies on the fly? Ableton Certified Trainer Dustin Ragland shows us how to use User Mode to map custom macros to the encoders on the Push 2. This quick, straightforward tutorial is a must watch for Push users.
If you like this video, you can learn Ableton directly from Dustin through the Pyramind Mentorship Network, where he gives music production lessons over video chat.