Drums are the rock solid foundation of any killer track. One of the secrets to creating the phattest phreaking drum sounds in Ableton Live is mastering Live’s awesome, built in Drum Racks.
This tutorial, presented by our Ableton Live Certified Trainer “Vespers” takes you deep down into the “racks!” He shows you what they’re all about, why you need to know how they work and how to use them to enhance and power-up your productions.
But that’s not all: Vespers takes you way beneath Live’s virtual surface to explore Drum Racks’ advanced functionality. You’ll learn about drag and drop programming, layering, hit based processing and humanization (which is odd for an alien to know) and much, much more!
So ride along with Vespers as he launches you on an extraterrestrial expedition into the percussive world of Drum Racks! This tutorial will give you the edge you’ve been looking for as you build the punchiest drums and baddest beats this side of insanity!
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Loxley Sound wrote on December 9, 2016
Great course! I recently bought Ableton, and had been using Battery to host my drum samples in other DAWs. Learning through this course convinced me that Drum Racks functions almost as well as Battery.
colinxy wrote on September 28, 2015
Great tutorial - covers a lot more than just drums, there's loads of information on sampling and modulation.
This one and the beginner's guide to Ableton are the two essential courses in my opinion. After that, you can pretty much learn the rest on the fly.
Daniel Alan wrote on September 14, 2015
Excellent course. Very detailed. Get to know the Drum Rack and all of it's possible uses.
Exploring Drum Racks wrote on September 7, 2015
I really appreciated the fact that he took his time and explained things very well. By the time the course ended, I felt very comfortable enough with it.
TooSavy wrote on April 16, 2015
I felt as if this was an excellent course introduction He really has a talent when it comes to explaining things
110dB wrote on February 24, 2015
In this course, it is to learn a lot of things! It is very amazing! I was very fascinated by this course! I love the drum rack, with which you can make a lot of things!
Arthur Spooner wrote on January 12, 2015
This tutorial is fantastic. Everything you need to know about Drum Racks - even if you think you know everything.
Vespers' style is clear and easy to follow.
Arturo De Santiago wrote on May 30, 2014
Great course! Loved how the last video showed how to quantize live on the fly. Barely getting my feet wet with Ableton so I'm loving these videos! Thank you MPV!!
Jun wrote on April 16, 2014
Such a detailed and cared tutorial with bunch of practical knowledge.
It tells you how to make your drumming work tidy and efficient with drum racks.
Hope Vespers will upload more tutorials!
He is a great teacher!!
Dan wrote on March 9, 2014
All I can say is AWESOME! ... great course, especially for musicians that aren't drummers.