Mr. Bill vs. Ableton Live Part 1: Workflow Tips and Bass Sound Design

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 your workflow. In this video recap, we highlight some valuable techniques Mr. Bill offered up during the workshop about working quickly in music production and sound design.

In this first video of a two-part series, Sydney-based producer and educator Mr. Bill talks about how to work more efficiently with Ableton Live to improve your music production and sound design workflow. Mr. Bill also takes us inside one of his productions and demonstrates a few approaches to bass sound design using u-he Zebra wireless modular synthesizer, Live’s Sampler, and processing techniques using various effects. Learn how to take simple bass progressions and turn them into complex sound sequences 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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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.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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