This course focuses on how to create deep booming sub-bass kick drums similar to the TR-808 kick that is so popular in modern electronic music (especially styles like hip-hop and trap).
We'll use the built-in Analog synthesizer in Ableton Live, as well as the Operator synthesizer where we'll utilize FM synthesis to make the kicks more unique. We'll discuss pitch and amp envelopes, how to approach balancing the attack and decay volumes using either the amp envelope or compression, how to create pitch bends using either the glide parameter or with automation, and a few effects that can be useful to color the kick such as the Saturator.
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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.