Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding reverb, part of Programming Beats in Ableton Live 9.
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Male 1: Adding a sense of space to…our drums is very important. After we covered the…stereo field with panning, we can now move on…to the depth field by using reverbs. In this…example, I took the drum and bass beat we've…made and adjusted volumes and pannings, and added EQs…as well as various effects. In this beat, we…are using audio loops on two separate audio tracks.…To apply effects on all the three tracks together,…we'll have to group them. To do that, I'm…gonna select one, hold Shift and select the last…one, then I'm gonna right-click and choose Group Tracks.…
Or you could also use the keyboard short cut,…Cmd or Ctrl+G. By grouping all these tracks together,…I can place an audio effect on the group…that will affect all the tracks in the group.…Let's call this group, I'm gonna right-click, and…I'm gonna rename it. Let's call it DnB…for drum and bass. Reverb is an audio…effect which gives the sound a sense of depth…and space. Using reverbs, we can push our…drum elements to the background. You can use…different types of reverbs on different drum elements.…
First get some basic rhythmic theory, including counting music and note subdivisions, and learn how elements like cymbals, percussive instruments like congas, and even homemade sounds from cans, bottles, and counters contribute to your beats. The following chapters tackle the particulars of house, dubstep, drum and bass, trap, juke, and hip-hop. In each of these chapters, Yeuda discusses how to choose the appropriate tempo and drum sounds for the style and how to sequence the kick, snare, and cymbals. The course closes with some pro mixing techniques that balance punch and presence, so your drums will cut through the mix and sound their best.
- How to count music
- Using a piano roll editor
- Choosing the right tempo and samples for various genres
- Sequencing your drum elements
- How to program house, dubstep, drum and bass, trap, juke, and hip-hop beats
- Adding extra percussion sounds
- Adding breaks
- How to mix your beat for presence and punch
- Adjusting levels and panning
- Adding reverb to your beat