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Deconstructing Hit Songs: Vocal Chopping

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In the following course, we'll study vocal chopping techniques using Ableton Live. Using DJ Snake's hit song, Magenta Riddim as a reference track, we'll look at various ways to achieve sounds similar those found in that song. We're going to look at quite a few of the excellent built-in tools that Ableton Live offers for slicing and rearranging audio. The goal of this course is not only to teach you the many ways you can chop vocals, but also to encourage you to think about Ableton's toolset in a creative way, for any type of audio manipulation. Practicing the techniques in this course will give you lots of great ideas in other realms of audio as well.


Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction to Vocal Chopping
  • Vocal Chops with Simpler
  • Vocal Chops with Drum Rack
  • Vocal Chop with Sampler
  • Vocal Chops with Sample Offset Modulation
  • Vocal Chops in Arrangement View


Your Instructor


Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck is an electronic musician, producer and performer that's worked with countless musicians including Nine Inch Nails, Skylar Grey, Saul Williams, The Mars Volta and many more. Thavius is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer and has instructed hundreds of Live students through teaching courses at several music institutes, giving one-on-one lessons and holding dozens of Ableton Live workshops throughout the country.


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