Earlier this year Sydney-based producer and educator Mr. Bill visited Dubspot NY to host a free workshop about working more efficiently with Ableton Live and improving workflow. In this video recap, we highlight some valuable techniques Mr. Bill offered up during the workshop about editing vocals, chord sound design, and composition approaches.
In this second video of a two-part series, Sydney-based producer and educator Mr. Bill takes us inside one of his productions and demonstrates his approach to cutting up and editing various acapellas to create melodic vocal melodies. Mr. Bill also shows us his approach to creating unique layered chords, as well as demonstrates how to edit and process them with various effects to add depth and movement. Learn how to transform basic vocal loops and chord progressions into complex rhythms and melodies sure to excite your senses.
About Mr. Bill
The Mr. Bill project is based on evocation, I like to write music that excites the ear and the brain. This requires me to explore a vast range of strange production methods and musical theories to keep exciting my senses. The best way to describe the music associated with this project is a mix of unlatched, glitchy breakbeats, heavy, swung-out bass lines and flawless edits with a large dash of palatable melodic content.
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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.
- 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.
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