In this new three-part Ableton Live video tutorial on how to create a custom instrument rack for trap music production, Dubspot instructor Adam Partridge a.k.a. DJ/producer Atropolis shows how to build an advanced instrument rack in Live using Sampler, a Drum Rack, and Live’s Arpeggiator.
A Live Instrument Rack is a powerful tool for creating custom devices such as big synths, pads, leads, and drum kits. The first part of this tutorial demonstrates how to create a complex Instrument Rack that will allow you to make sounds found in trap music like varied hi-hat patterns, rolling tuned snares and big sub kick sounds. Even if you’re not into trap, this tutorial is a helpful introduction to building complex drum kits using instrument racks. - Adam Partridge
Free Download: Ableton Live Instrument Rack for Trap Beat Programming
Download Atropolis’ Ableton Live template that he uses in the tutorial video above.
Adam Partridge a.k.a. Atropolis is a DJ, producer, and electronic music production instructor currently living in New York City. Listen to his productions and DJ sets on SoundCloud, and keep up with him on Twitter and Facebook.
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