Laura Escudé: The Making of Pororoca: Ableton Live, Logic + More

In these five part video series, composer, sound designer, music technologist, Ableton Certified Trainer, and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé gives us a behind the scenes look at the process and workflow during the making her first album Pororoca, which is out right now. All the tracks on Pororoca were started in her small but effect home studio studio set-up, which includes a bunch of MIDI controllers (Novation Launchpad, Native Instruments Maschine controller, AKAI APC40, M-Audio Keystation Pro 88, etc.,) a collection of violins (include a 100 year old German-made violin, which she uses for recording, newer 5-string, electro-acoustic violin she uses for live performance, and a solid electric violin,) two MacBook Pro she uses as mobile-studio. She shows us an assortment of instruments including a collection of flutes, frog percussion, a bliptronic instruments, and a batch of controllers – and all of that is just in Part 1! Check the rest of the videos in which she covers composition and production in Ableton Live, plugins, and offers invaluable production tips.

Laura Escudé’s Pororoca Pt 1: Production – Studio Equipment
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In this video Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé takes us behind the scenes to look through some of the equipment in her studio which she used to make her new album Pororoca. The equipment she shows includes the Akai APC40, Novation Launchpad, her violins both acoustic and electric and other various controllers and instruments. This is part one in a five part series.

Laura Escudé’s Pororoca Pt 2: Ableton Tutorial: Instruments
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In this video Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé takes us behind the scenes to look through some of the production techniques used in producing her new album Pororoca. In this video she shows us some of the instruments she’s using in Ableton Live including plugins from Rob Papen and Native Instruments. This is part two in a five part series.

Laura Escudé’s Pororoca Pt. 3: Ableton Tutorial : Composing in Ableton
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In this video Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé takes us behind the scenes to look through some of the production techniques used in producing her new album Pororoca. In this video she shows us some of her creative process composing in Ableton Live including creating rhythms in non-traditional time signatures like 7/4 and jamming out arrangements using Live’s unique work-flow. This is part three in a five part series.

Laura Escudé’s Pororoca Pt. 4: Logic Pro Tutorial: Finishing in Logic
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In this video Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé takes us behind the scenes to look through some of the production techniques used in producing her new album Pororoca. In this video she shows us some of her creative process working in Apple Logic Pro in order to add and manipulate vocals using Melodyne, mixing down and more. This is part four in a five part series.

Laura Escudé’s Pororoca Pt. 5: Pororoca Music Video
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In this fifth part of the series we hear the final version of the title track Pororoca from Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor Laura Escudé’s new album. The title Pororoca is a reference to the longest wave in the world, a tidal bore that flows into the mouth of the Amazon with waves up to 4 meters high that travel 13 kilometers inland. Check out the beautiful 3D animated video created by Scott Pagano.

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  • Muser Guide
  • 9/3/2010

Great videos, am seriously considering pushing the boat out and getting myself an APC40.

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