I took a long break from producing experiments. My work and family life became really busy. Yesterday at lunch I started working on a track using some sounds from Sounds.com. I was going to try for something Hip Hop, but did have any vocals so I turned it into an EXPERIMENT.
Below you will find EXPERIMENTS – 05 OF 52. This uses a sub-bass that reminds me of the lowered mini-trucks from the 1980s. This is not a complete song but a snippit only 1m30s long. Still, the goal is to produce 52 experiments and this fits the goal.
A small experiment using the Cymatics.fm Project X sample pack.
In watching all the videos on how to use Ableton I realized I wanted a good external plugin for sounds. It’s not that Ableton’s instruments aren’t good. They are. It’s because there are lots of presets for Serum.
So I decided to do the small subscription for Splice, and then then $10/month rental of Serum for 19 months. If I find I’m not using Serum I can just pause the rental.
So what did I learn today? I learned that Ableton’s Drum Bus can add some great character to your drum racks. I especially liked the ability to add some sub-bass and tone to your kick.
I learned about the effect Echo today. How I can create great delays and ping pong effects. I thought it was interesting that you could modulate the sound of the delay.
Today I continued the Live 10 playlist. I was happy when they started with stock Ableton instruments. I’m learning about the Wavetable now.
Watched more from the Ableton playlist on YouTube “Learn Live 10”. Learned about the basics of the Live 10 interface, browser, session and live views.
This first day was spent watching official tutorials at ableton.com. It started from setup and I got to talking about the arrangement view and I stopped on the session view.
Starting something new is hard. It takes patience and perseverance. It takes dedication. It takes a plan.
I want to learn how to create electronic music. I want to learn how to make electronic music better. I have made a few pieces. I want to be better. Deadmau5 and Daft Punk are two that come to mind.
Last week I saw a post from FreeCodeCamp.com about a talk that Eleftheria Batsou gave on her experience with #100DaysOfCode Challenge. I tried doing a “100 days of drawing” challenge, and made it to Day 22. I don’t remember why I stopped other than I remember feeling blocked creatively.
I want to be better at writing, building, creating, programming electronic music. I thought about doing a #100DaysOfAbleton to learn Ableton Live 10 better and, at the same time, learn to write music better.
I have a playlist at SoundCloud.com already called “EXPERIMENTS ## of 52”. The idea is that after creating 52 pieces of music I will be better at creating electronic music.
Here I go.
I watched some Minecraft videos on Youtube tonight and one of them brought this ad up from Intel. It’s about 2 minutes long, but well worth it. Enjoy.