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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jeanrobert wrote on August 6, 2013
Great Course!!! Great job demystifying such a complex plugin in such a simple manner. Everyone over @ MacPro, keep up the good work.
Kyle wrote on July 21, 2013
Vespers is very thorough and knowledgeable. This introduction to Drum Racks, has given me a level of confidence to successfully navigate this awesome feature in Ableton Live!!!
Supanatruel wrote on May 29, 2013
I found this tutorial very useful. When I first got live, Drum Racks were a totally confusing Concept to me. Now, with a much better understanding of their, I can't wait to start building my own kits!
Carrion Fowl wrote on May 23, 2013
Very nice tute; shows how powerful/self-contained drum racks can b. Covers everything from layering samples and FX chains within racks to setting up sends/returns, macros, and quantized MIDI. Yeah!
Geovannim wrote on April 16, 2013
Secrets to racks are reveal here, from routing to performing, to useful tools to produce. Thanks keep up the good work.
Ekkomouse wrote on April 4, 2013
This was a good overview of the drum rack, i especially like the trick on the last video about triggering drum racks in time for live performance.
David.Barker wrote on June 14, 2012
I have this tutorial,and now viewed this a few times,I always find Vespers style very engaging
The detail and,the way he explain things is great
If you want to know about drum racks,drum sound design etc,this tutorial is it!!
KHz Wilkerson wrote on March 26, 2012
I enjoyed Vespers tutorial on drum racks. He was very engaging and thorough in the explanations of all its features & I'm much more comfortable in using drum racks in more of my musical compositions. Thanks Vespers!
Andy wrote on November 16, 2011
One of the best tutorials i have seen. Vespers is amazing - very professional, clear, detailed and explains every inch of drum racks. Lot of effort has been put into developing this depth of knowledge.
A must buy for anyone wanting to get more out of drum racks