Course 13: Workflows

Want to stay loose and uninhibited while you create? Establish workflows that work for you! As we start working on your forthcoming single, we’ll look into putting together workflows that serve you well by including the feel, sounds, instruments, and qualities that are associated with you as an artist/producer. From there we’ll get into setting up templates that include the instruments and effects that you gravitate towards so that everything is ready to go from the moment you start.

Next, your music making journey continues by breaking up your single into scenes via Ableton Sequencer. By recording yourself switching between different scenes, it’s easy to bounce from location to location, amusing the audience with the changeups and dynamics of your song, while staying in perfect time.

From there, we’ll reveal an easy and effective way to record an arrangement for songwriting using Ableton Live. Ableton is one of the few music creation suites that allows you to record your arrangement in real time. The value of this cannot be overstated. Using the technique we will reveal to you, it becomes extremely easy to string out several complex sequences in a cool, intuitive progression. Imagine being able to create multiple high-caliber arrangements, then picking the one that you feel is best as your final! You’ll be doing that now with your song as you arrange it three different ways. After that, your mentor will give their input on which arrangement they feel is best and why. For our digital field trip we’ll celebrate the opulence of sound with a visit to Eric Persing’s brainchild company, Spectrasonics.