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Found Sound & Sampling in Ableton Live

Learn the skills required to capture and manipulate found sounds to enhance the level of your music productions.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 51m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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In this 14-part course we aim to teach you everything you need to know to get started with sampling, recording and manipulating found sounds for use in your productions.

 This course has been designed to focus on the recording and manipulation processes from a beginners perspective, however we do touch on some advanced topics. This ensures that you will be able to follow along and benefit from this course irregardless of your current level of experience. 
The course includes videos covering:
• introduction to found sound and why we should use it
• Types of microphone & their uses
• Basics of the Tascam field recorder
• Recording ambiences & atmospheres
• Recording household & resonant objects
• Sampling from vinyl records
• Found Sound Manipulation
• Kick Synthesis from found sound
• Bass synthesis from found sound
• Percussion Layering
• Re-amping
• Creating & Implementing found sound instrument racks

After watching this course you’ll be capable of implementing a range of recording, synthesis & sampling techniques to capture & create unique sounds to use within your projects.

If you feel like your productions have gone a bit stale, lack a sense of depth, or just feel like they need spicing up a bit with some organic and unique sounds, then this course is for you!

Likewise, if you have recently purchased a field recorder from companies such as Tascam or Zoom and wish to learn more about how to use it then this course is also for you. There is no necessity to use a field recorder to take this course however we recommend using one as they are purpose built for the task of capturing found sound.

Thanks for listening and we hope to see you on the course!

You will learn

✓ By the end of the course students will be competent in sampling, recording, processing and implementation of found sound within their productions


• be comfortable using Ableton Live
• Own a microphone to allow you to record sound. A budget microphone will suffice but a portable field recorder is recommended

This course is for

• Ableton users & music producers wishing to get creative and add unique sounds to their productions
Premium Electronic Music Production Tutorials
Studio Slave is an electronic music production website for Ableton Live. We focus on delivering high quality, in-depth tutorials on every aspect of Ableton Live. If there is a topic you would like to see us cover for future tutorials, please contact us via our website. A bit about Your tutor: Studio Slave has been DJ’ing, producing, and using Ableton Live for Live performance for the past 8 years. After Studying at PointBlank Music School in London, he graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in electronic music production & DJ practice at the School of Sound Recording in Manchester. Studio Slave has been teaching electronic music production for the past 4 years and is looking forward to educating you throughout the course.
Further information on courses, sample packs and project templates can be found on our website and youtube channel.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 51m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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