Ableton Live Tutorial: Pitch Modulation Using Operator Synthesizer w/ Adam Partridge

In this Ableton Live video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Adam Partridge explores pitch modulation using the lead synth line from the Diplo, Afrojack, and Free School produced single for Chris Brown, “Look At Me Now.”

This tutorial focus’s on a form of pitch modulation known as pitch bend, by exploring the recreation of the lead synth line in “Look At Me Know”. Please do not get stuck on following the exact envelope automation displayed in this tutorial. The idea is to use your ears and eyes to achieve the pitch modulation desired. Pitch modulation is a common technique used to add movement to leads, chords and bass lines. – Adam Partridge
Download the Ableton file for this video tutorial here.
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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.