We finish of my Super 8 synthwave track and I’ll share plenty of tips on music production in Ableton Live, arranging, automation, mixing and mastering.
My mission is to share the knowledge I’ve learned over 40 years of playing piano, synth and keys. I’ve created my Piano Inspiration Series with the goal of injecting new creative ideas to your playing, improving your technique and music theory knowledge and broadening your repertoire.
The Piano Inspiration Series consists of 19 lessons totaling 6 hours of content. The course is available on the following platforms.
For a complete list of the topics covered so far, please check this post.
If you are curious about my music production process then this video is for you. We demonstrate the newly .launched Native Instruments SUPER 8 synthesizer by putting together a quick track in a synthwave style.
In this video we compare four software pianos, two using physical modelling and two sample libraries.
Here are high-quality audio recordings of each piano.
Pianoteq – Steinway D
Pianoteq – Petrof
Native Instruments – Alicia’s Keys
Native Instruments – The Grandeur
Today’s lesson is a combination of a music technology tutorial of two cinematic sounding VST plugins from Native Instruments, Kinetic Toys and Thrill.
I’ll also give you some ideas about how to compose soundtracks for the horror movie genre.
You can download the audio stems for this lesson using the link below, you are free to use them however you wish, just give me a credit!
In this video we compare the ease of use and sound of a virtual guitar software plugin with my attempts to play and record a real acoustic guitar.
I’ll also take you through the process of creating a folk song using Native Instruments Kontakt sample libraries.
Here’s a breakdown of a remix I created in the synthwave genre using Ableton Live.
We cover the following topics, and more!
- Importing and tempo-matching audio stems into Ableton
- Creating tracks using software synths like DEXED and TAL-UNO-LX
- Drum racks and LinnDrum drum machine samples
- Using effects plugins
- Composing and arranging
- Exporting and freezing audio