Virtual Box of our Free SparkPack full of samples. loops and midi taken from the 1minute ON making a pop dance beat quick tips video series. Our first free sample pack.

1minute ON making a pop/dance beat

FREE SPARKPACK

With this sample pack you’ll get access to all the sounds we used in our 12 part video series as audio loops and STEMS.
I also included one shot samples like Kicks, Layered Claps and several synth sounds.

Some fairies high-on-red-bull added all the MIDI files, so you can go bad-ass crazy and edit the shit out of the two parts and make it YOURS. It’s all about jumpstarting your imagination and giving you small ideas as a starting point, so you don’t have to start with a blank page.

As always: Everything is 100% Royalty-Free… chop it, bend it, tweak the heck out of it and use it for whatever endeavor you pursue… let’s go and make some fucking music!

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What’s Inside

The SparkPack is divided into 2 Spark Kits:
Kit_A_128_BPM_Gmin and Kit_B_124_BPM_Gmin
In the full mix of the 1minute ON making a pop/dance beat series I used Kit B as the main dance beat and Kit A as the intro.

Files: 42
Size: 67 MB (unzipped)
Format Audio: WAV – 24bit – 44.1kHz / Windows & Mac
Fomat Midi: Standard MIDI files / Windows & Mac

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Why is SparkPackers so different from all the sound & sample pack labels out there?
The sounds are of extremely high quality to begin with… 100% original & usable soundsno space-fillers… you get sounds you might would expect from a hardware synth but never have dreamed of getting out of a soft-synth.

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On the other hand you get sounds that are easy & fun to tweak and to mess around with… not only do meticulous routed macros give you quick access to the most magic elements of each preset…
the Wavetables are custom-build and already pre-processed… they sound awesome right out of the box…
with those tools at your fingertips you don’t have to be a white labcoat wearing sound designer to make it YOURS.

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You are sitting in your studio, your lab, your natural habitat, surrounded by all this great gear, all those plugins.
But now you need some raw ingredients, new material, special powders that you can feed to all those magic devices. Sometimes, when you don’t feel it, don’t have the right idea, worry about sitting in front of the blank page, the blank project why not start with loops, sounds and samples that jumpstart and stir your imagination… light that creative spark… so you can tap into the zone and find inspiration.

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If you like the synth samples and loops that come with the SparkPack, I definitely recommend to check out the BASS & FREAKS Sound Pack for Serum.
I love to use the presets on my own daily production work because even though 80% of this pack’s presets come as Bass sounds, you can tweak them easily into Leads or Chords… I can surprise myself everytime when I play around with those sounds.

The video series I mentioned above is a great resource to learn how I tweaked and built those BASS & FREAKS presets.

The Kicks and Claps were taken from an upcoming SparkPack. I recorded tons of analog drum machines over the past years (who hasn’t at this point?) and tried to make them unique by layering them up with recordings of live drum sets, stomps and neighbors banging on the wall.

I really enjoy doing this and I hope you find some value in it.
Have a great day!
Michael

“I’ve been building some new leads for my new material out of SparkPackers Serum Packs.
They sound immensely huge!”

HAVING FUN WITH SERUM & ABLETON

Quick Tips Video Series.
1minute ON.

I’ve started putting up a quick tips video series on Instagram called 1minute ON. The first 12 videos had an overall arch, a theme, namely making a pop/dance beat.

The run-through videos are focusing on sound design and related music production techniques. I want to show that actually it’s fun to mess around with presets & sounds. We are going to deconstruct Serum presets – a great way to learn how to create synth sounds from scratch (think of it as a deluxe version of the “reverse-engineering” approach). We also look at how to tweak sounds in an easy and playfully way, and discover some macro magic… all with the overall goal to build our own personal sound arsenal.

6/12 >> Making The Beat Part 1 - Putting It All Together⁣
Ok, we prepared and looked at all the sounds we need to build our short track/beat in previous episodes... now, let's put all elements together... ⁣
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in real life, this might not be such a step by step process... sometimes I find myself working on different tracks simultaneously... when I go through my library and tweak a sound when working on project/track/beat A it might happen that the sound might spark an idea that would work better for that other track B... or the sound itself might just fit better on that beat that was going nowhere and nearly forgot... so I copy the sound to the other project or copy it into the folder with the name of the project... ah, let's talk about naming and structuring your Serum Preset Folder:⁣
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To stay organized, I always add a folder with the different project/track names to the preset folder... ⁣
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ok, I got carried away a bit 😉 just wanted to point out that this whole 12 step making a beat thing doesn't reflect the reality in a way that everything is super well organized...⁣
it's a mess, of course... I click through my preset library... switch from sound to sound... searching for the right one... aha, here is a sound I like... but that one sound triggers something that has nothing to do with the current track... ⁣
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the trick is  to save those ideas for later... so that, on one hand, you can find it again... on the other hand I try to not get carried away too much and try (maybe force myself to) stay with the current track... ⁣
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I always got distracted... I really had to learn to focus and not to be all over the place... in order to get anything done!⁣
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haha, like right now, at this moment... I got carried away and rambled about structure and staying organized... when my plan actually was to talk and recap the video above...⁣
but ok, I let slide... for today and write down my thoughts on this topic instead of commenting the video...⁣
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by the way...⁣
good luck trying to speed read the captions/subtitle below the video... that one is a little speedy, isn't it?... but the result doesn't sound bad... so, hey :)⁣
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#1minuteONmakingabeat #1minuteON
6/12 >> Making The Beat Part 1 - Putting It All Together⁣ Ok, we prepared and looked at all the sounds we need to build our short track/beat in previous episodes... now, let's put all elements together... ⁣ ⁣ in real life, this might not be such a step by step process... sometimes I find myself working on different tracks simultaneously... when I go through my library and tweak a sound when working on project/track/beat A it might happen that the sound might spark an idea that would work better for that other track B... or the sound itself might just fit better on that beat that was going nowhere and nearly forgot... so I copy the sound to the other project or copy it into the folder with the name of the project... ah, let's talk about naming and structuring your Serum Preset Folder:⁣ ⁣ To stay organized, I always add a folder with the different project/track names to the preset folder... ⁣ ⁣ ok, I got carried away a bit 😉 just wanted to point out that this whole 12 step making a beat thing doesn't reflect the reality in a way that everything is super well organized...⁣ it's a mess, of course... I click through my preset library... switch from sound to sound... searching for the right one... aha, here is a sound I like... but that one sound triggers something that has nothing to do with the current track... ⁣ ⁣ the trick is to save those ideas for later... so that, on one hand, you can find it again... on the other hand I try to not get carried away too much and try (maybe force myself to) stay with the current track... ⁣ ⁣ I always got distracted... I really had to learn to focus and not to be all over the place... in order to get anything done!⁣ ⁣ haha, like right now, at this moment... I got carried away and rambled about structure and staying organized... when my plan actually was to talk and recap the video above...⁣ but ok, I let slide... for today and write down my thoughts on this topic instead of commenting the video...⁣ ⁣ by the way...⁣ good luck trying to speed read the captions/subtitle below the video... that one is a little speedy, isn't it?... but the result doesn't sound bad... so, hey :)⁣ . #1minuteONmakingabeat #1minuteON
4/12 >> prepare: Macro Magic. With Macros you have easy access to the most magic elements of the presets. It's a super effective and straightforward way to turn the preset into YOUR sound. ⁣
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Let's have a look at BS Kaleidoscope 5th (Bass & Freaks Serum Pack)⁣
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The additional 5th, by the way, is just a quick clue that with this kind of sound the quint (+7 semitones) is resonating as well... or that the overtones feature the fifth very bluntly... if that kind of preset won't sit right in your track just look for the SYNC or the sync macro or for +7 SEM in one of the OSCs parameters (next to OCT) and reset it to 0 or +12 ;)⁣
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1) Macro 1 = SYNC B⁣
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Macro1 is actually mapped to SYNC (as warp for OSC B)... we set it to 52%...⁣
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2) Macro 2 = Filter Up (in FX section)⁣
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I assigned Macro 2 to the Cutoff Frequency (+) and Filter Amount (-) simultaneously...⁣
When we pull up our Macro2, we open the Filter and decrease the Filter amount (as always: Env3 is our Filter Modulator)⁣
Low Filter Freqs go along with higher Filter amounts and high Filter Freqs have low or no Env-Filter amount... great!⁣
by the way, you don't see the MG Low 12 Filter in the video... it's hidden and in the FX section⁣
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3) Macro 3 = Stuff (what??! nice labeling, Michael)⁣
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ok, stuff... yeah, Macro 3 is routet to three Filter parameters that do awesome
4/12 >> prepare: Macro Magic. With Macros you have easy access to the most magic elements of the presets. It's a super effective and straightforward way to turn the preset into YOUR sound. ⁣ ⁣ Let's have a look at BS Kaleidoscope 5th (Bass & Freaks Serum Pack)⁣ ⁣ The additional 5th, by the way, is just a quick clue that with this kind of sound the quint (+7 semitones) is resonating as well... or that the overtones feature the fifth very bluntly... if that kind of preset won't sit right in your track just look for the SYNC or the sync macro or for +7 SEM in one of the OSCs parameters (next to OCT) and reset it to 0 or +12 ;)⁣ ⁣ 1) Macro 1 = SYNC B⁣ ⁣ Macro1 is actually mapped to SYNC (as warp for OSC B)... we set it to 52%...⁣ ⁣ 2) Macro 2 = Filter Up (in FX section)⁣ ⁣ I assigned Macro 2 to the Cutoff Frequency (+) and Filter Amount (-) simultaneously...⁣ When we pull up our Macro2, we open the Filter and decrease the Filter amount (as always: Env3 is our Filter Modulator)⁣ Low Filter Freqs go along with higher Filter amounts and high Filter Freqs have low or no Env-Filter amount... great!⁣ by the way, you don't see the MG Low 12 Filter in the video... it's hidden and in the FX section⁣ ⁣ 3) Macro 3 = Stuff (what??! nice labeling, Michael)⁣ ⁣ ok, stuff... yeah, Macro 3 is routet to three Filter parameters that do awesome "stuff"... you know... even the newest Serum manual is keeping it a mystery😉... ⁣ anyway, the Reverb unit is inserted into the Filter Module and is doing its awesome stuff... maybe @steve_duda can you step in and reveal the secret? it seems to me, it messes around with some kind of decay-size-ish, signal-delay-feedback-ish parameters?⁣ ⁣ oh, I think the reverb-filter-unit sounds really awesome if you play with those three knobs while midi is playing ... there is some overtone-stuff and some smooth glitching going on that I really like... ⁣ ⁣ 4) Quick comparison⁣ ⁣ yeah, I like... mission accomplished ✔️ ⁣ ⁣ #xferserum #serumpresets #musicproduction #musicproducer #sounddesign #abletonlive #makingmusic #beatmaking #beatmakers #bedroomproducer #producingmusic #musicproducers #ableton #edmproducers #edmproduction #1minuteONmakingabeat
9/12: This is a 2-parter 👉 today OSCs & Wavetables... tomorrow: Filter & FX⁣
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Time to look at another preset. While creating the short pop/dance beat I played through the presets of the BASS & FREAKS pack and that particular sound sparked something...⁣
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I liked the short, almost bell-like vibe the preset has... I felt that could bring a nice contrast to the main track... so why not make an intro that is different...⁣
⁣
to make it interesting... use new elements... elements that don't necessarily match... let's put them side by side... they only can enrich each other...⁣
I think the best pop producer do exactly that... give the listener new experiences 🤠💥...⁣
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1) OSC B uses custom built, multi-cycle Wavetables⁣
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I love to think of them as the source code of SparkPackers presets....they are already synthisized, full-formed presets-in-a-presets... ⁣
I will make another 1minute series where we have a look at how to use those multi-cycle Wavetables the best way possible...⁣
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The Essence:⁣
those are tiny pieces of sounds I created in Serum, that are already warped and processed and have been re-sampled and rendered inside Serum!⁣
that's why they sound so good! ⁣
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How-to-use:⁣
set the WaveTable Position (WT POS) to 256⁣
click & drag an envelope (here: Env2) to WT POS⁣
turn the Modulator Amount all the way clock-wise to zero⁣
= scan and play through the entire wavetable from beginning to end with every midi note⁣
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2) NOISE OSC⁣
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this unit is nothing less than a simple, stripped-down sampler...⁣
you can drag am audio sample from a folder onto the small rectangle box...⁣
with the 🎹 you activate the keytrack function... ⁣
on the global tab you can fine tune the Noise Osc.. great!⁣
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The presets in my pack do use those samples from time to time... those are mainly super short snippets, perfect to use as a transient/attack enhancer...⁣
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they are embedded in the preset = blue-ish background⁣
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9/12: This is a 2-parter 👉 today OSCs & Wavetables... tomorrow: Filter & FX⁣ ⁣ Time to look at another preset. While creating the short pop/dance beat I played through the presets of the BASS & FREAKS pack and that particular sound sparked something...⁣ ⁣ I liked the short, almost bell-like vibe the preset has... I felt that could bring a nice contrast to the main track... so why not make an intro that is different...⁣ ⁣ to make it interesting... use new elements... elements that don't necessarily match... let's put them side by side... they only can enrich each other...⁣ I think the best pop producer do exactly that... give the listener new experiences 🤠💥...⁣ ⁣ 1) OSC B uses custom built, multi-cycle Wavetables⁣ ⁣ I love to think of them as the source code of SparkPackers presets....they are already synthisized, full-formed presets-in-a-presets... ⁣ I will make another 1minute series where we have a look at how to use those multi-cycle Wavetables the best way possible...⁣ ⁣ The Essence:⁣ those are tiny pieces of sounds I created in Serum, that are already warped and processed and have been re-sampled and rendered inside Serum!⁣ that's why they sound so good! ⁣ ⁣ How-to-use:⁣ set the WaveTable Position (WT POS) to 256⁣ click & drag an envelope (here: Env2) to WT POS⁣ turn the Modulator Amount all the way clock-wise to zero⁣ = scan and play through the entire wavetable from beginning to end with every midi note⁣ ⁣ 2) NOISE OSC⁣ ⁣ this unit is nothing less than a simple, stripped-down sampler...⁣ you can drag am audio sample from a folder onto the small rectangle box...⁣ with the 🎹 you activate the keytrack function... ⁣ on the global tab you can fine tune the Noise Osc.. great!⁣ ⁣ The presets in my pack do use those samples from time to time... those are mainly super short snippets, perfect to use as a transient/attack enhancer...⁣ ⁣ they are embedded in the preset = blue-ish background⁣ ⁣ #xferserum #serumpresets #musicproduction #musicproducer #sounddesign #abletonlive #makingmusic #beatmaking #beatmaker #bedroomproducer #producingmusic #musicproducers #ableton #edmproducers #edmproduction #beatstars #musicproducerlife #beatproducer #1minuteONmakingabeat
3/12: Tweaking Presets. In this phase of our quick video series we prepare our small sound arsenal and prepare the Serum presets we will actually use later when we create the short pop/dance track/beat. ⁣⁣
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Let's think of the presets as a starting point... there is no shame in using presets 😉 but let's go the extra step, let's trust our taste and make those little, effective tweaks that will bring us closer to our OWN sound. ⁣
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Mission:⁣
Let's take a bass preset and turn it into a lead sound suited for our small melody.⁣⁣
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We are using BS Like A Ninja that is part of the SparkPackers Serum Soundpack Bass & Freaks.⁣⁣
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1) Sub OSC⁣⁣
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ok, that's easy:  turn it off ⁣
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2) OSCs A+B⁣⁣
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let's pitch both oscs up one octave and let it play the fifth (quint = plus 7 semitones)...⁣⁣
because we are playing the same bass midi notes...⁣⁣
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3) disable the overall space FXs⁣⁣
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I'm after a short, tight sound that won't take up too much space (freq and time-wise)...⁣⁣
so, let's just get rid of this reverb and delay stuff... ⁣
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4) Allpasses Filter (FX Section)⁣⁣
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let's make the lead more weird by turning up macro 3.... huh, that was easy and effective... ⁣⁣
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5) Higher attack - Filter Env⁣
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let the sound swoop in by raising the attack time of the Filter Envelope (Env3)...⁣⁣
sound appears so be slightly
3/12: Tweaking Presets. In this phase of our quick video series we prepare our small sound arsenal and prepare the Serum presets we will actually use later when we create the short pop/dance track/beat. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Let's think of the presets as a starting point... there is no shame in using presets 😉 but let's go the extra step, let's trust our taste and make those little, effective tweaks that will bring us closer to our OWN sound. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Mission:⁣ Let's take a bass preset and turn it into a lead sound suited for our small melody.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We are using BS Like A Ninja that is part of the SparkPackers Serum Soundpack Bass & Freaks.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1) Sub OSC⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ok, that's easy: turn it off ⁣ ⁣⁣ 2) OSCs A+B⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ let's pitch both oscs up one octave and let it play the fifth (quint = plus 7 semitones)...⁣⁣ because we are playing the same bass midi notes...⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 3) disable the overall space FXs⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I'm after a short, tight sound that won't take up too much space (freq and time-wise)...⁣⁣ so, let's just get rid of this reverb and delay stuff... ⁣ ⁣⁣ 4) Allpasses Filter (FX Section)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ let's make the lead more weird by turning up macro 3.... huh, that was easy and effective... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 5) Higher attack - Filter Env⁣ ⁣⁣ let the sound swoop in by raising the attack time of the Filter Envelope (Env3)...⁣⁣ sound appears so be slightly "late back" and behind... when layered with a bass sound this is awesome for seperating the two sounds... the lead would give the bass its well deserved space (again: freq- and time-wise)... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 6) Macro 1 handles the Filter: turn it down a notch⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 7) Allpasses Filter FX Module ⁣⁣ awesome! nice release and not-so-obvious space trick... love this one⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ---⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Come on, this was easy... but so effective! ⁣⁣ We have our own, new sound!⁣⁣ Like a Ninja was a BASS preset once and we tweaked it into a LEAD.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Sound #2 in our sound arsenal is ready to rock the beat we will create in a later episode ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #musicproduction #musicproducer #serumpresets #xferserum #wavetable #sounddesign #abletonlive #makingmusic #beatmaking #beatmakers #bedroomproducers #producingmusic #musikproduzent #homestudio #edmproducers #edmproduction #1minuteonmakingabeat #1minuteON
1minute ON making a pop/dance beat (5/12): Tweaking Presets 👉 Make it YOUR sound with small but effective edits!⁣
✌️like in the previous tutorial, I'm after a short, catchy, 8th-note off-beat ⁣
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1) Disable Reverb & Delay⁣
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huh, I find myself doing that quite often... what I love to do is putting on reverb or delays after I bounce hardware or software synth sounds to audio...⁣
it gives me more flexibility... for example, I could treat the bounced audio signal with EQs or especially compressors so that the reverb tail won't get in the way...⁣
but here again: if you are after a wet synth sound with a lot of reverb and delay why not compress the whole thing... ⁣
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I just want to point out that every decision is different🤗... ⁣
when I started out I found myself doing things that seemed to work once over and over again... I always did the same thing, like cutting of the same frequencies with the same EQ, always using the same compressor settings on specific kind of instruments... don't get into default mode where you repeat yourself and do the same thing because it worked yesterday...⁣
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to give synth sounds room and space I also like to route the (dry, now compressed) signal of different synth tracks to one or two external reverb FXs (one short, one longer with delays - as an example) ⁣
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2) Release time of Env1⁣👇 short and crisp...⁣
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3) Filter⁣
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let's remove our Filter Modulator Env3... and use LFO2 instead😎...⁣
LFO2 is set to Env mode with BPM and ANCH(or) disabled... and a rate of 3Hz... we raise the attack time by dragging the 2nd LFO point to the right...⁣
so the filter swoops in...⁣
we did kind of the same thing (but with Env3) in one of our last episodes with the preset BS Like A Ninja that we used as a Lead sound as well...⁣
in fact, we will layer both off-beat sounds up... but they play different notes... so we get some harmony and melody on top of our bass sound ⁣
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See you tomorrow
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#xferserum #serumpresets #musicproduction #musicproducer #sounddesign #abletonlive #makingmusic #beatmaking #beatmaker #bedroomproducer #producingmusic #musicproducers #ableton #edmproducers #edmproduction #beatstars #musicmaker #musicproducerlife #1minuteonmakingabeat
1minute ON making a pop/dance beat (5/12): Tweaking Presets 👉 Make it YOUR sound with small but effective edits!⁣ ✌️like in the previous tutorial, I'm after a short, catchy, 8th-note off-beat ⁣ ⁣ 1) Disable Reverb & Delay⁣ ⁣ huh, I find myself doing that quite often... what I love to do is putting on reverb or delays after I bounce hardware or software synth sounds to audio...⁣ it gives me more flexibility... for example, I could treat the bounced audio signal with EQs or especially compressors so that the reverb tail won't get in the way...⁣ but here again: if you are after a wet synth sound with a lot of reverb and delay why not compress the whole thing... ⁣ ⁣ I just want to point out that every decision is different🤗... ⁣ when I started out I found myself doing things that seemed to work once over and over again... I always did the same thing, like cutting of the same frequencies with the same EQ, always using the same compressor settings on specific kind of instruments... don't get into default mode where you repeat yourself and do the same thing because it worked yesterday...⁣ ⁣ to give synth sounds room and space I also like to route the (dry, now compressed) signal of different synth tracks to one or two external reverb FXs (one short, one longer with delays - as an example) ⁣ ⁣ 2) Release time of Env1⁣👇 short and crisp...⁣ ⁣ 3) Filter⁣ ⁣ let's remove our Filter Modulator Env3... and use LFO2 instead😎...⁣ LFO2 is set to Env mode with BPM and ANCH(or) disabled... and a rate of 3Hz... we raise the attack time by dragging the 2nd LFO point to the right...⁣ so the filter swoops in...⁣ we did kind of the same thing (but with Env3) in one of our last episodes with the preset BS Like A Ninja that we used as a Lead sound as well...⁣ in fact, we will layer both off-beat sounds up... but they play different notes... so we get some harmony and melody on top of our bass sound ⁣ ⁣ See you tomorrow ⁣ #xferserum #serumpresets #musicproduction #musicproducer #sounddesign #abletonlive #makingmusic #beatmaking #beatmaker #bedroomproducer #producingmusic #musicproducers #ableton #edmproducers #edmproduction #beatstars #musicmaker #musicproducerlife #1minuteonmakingabeat
11/12... main focus 👉How to use Ableton's Multiband to sidechain low frequencies⁣ only🔥
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I want an Intro that has a different vibe to it than the main pop/dance beat...⁣
let's go with a Hip-Hop-ish feel...⁣
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we start with Ableton’s Drum Rack... ⁣
I choose the Kick that has some 909 flare to it... ⁣
round sounding with a great high presence to cut through ⁣
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*** Ableton's Multiband Dynamics to sidechain the low frequencies of the bass🔥 ⁣
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1) Activate Sidechain⁣
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Set the audio source to the Kick Drum (in our example here, it’s on Track 7 - Drum Rack)⁣
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2) Deactivate High & Mid processing⁣
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we only want the Lows to be affected⁣
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⁣3) Disabling the Upwards Compression/Expander functionality on the Lows⁣
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by dragging the rectangular box to the left... the cursor switches to an L-shape...⁣
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4) Attack / Release Time⁣
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you want the compressor to get to work immediately...⁣
so, without further ado, let's set attack to 0.1ms... ⁣
Release not too fast... so it’s not getting distorted... ⁣
just hear how the bass is getting back into business... ⁣
and dial the release time in accordingly... ⁣
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You won’t probably hear any bass on your smartphone⁣
Headphones!⁣
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5) Threshold⁣
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The compressor starts working when signal is in the rectangular box...⁣
let’s dial down the threshold: again, when the cursor get's its L shaped icon... just drag...⁣
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6) Ratio⁣
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In our case (we didn't touch the
11/12... main focus 👉How to use Ableton's Multiband to sidechain low frequencies⁣ only🔥 ⁣ I want an Intro that has a different vibe to it than the main pop/dance beat...⁣ let's go with a Hip-Hop-ish feel...⁣ ⁣ we start with Ableton’s Drum Rack... ⁣ I choose the Kick that has some 909 flare to it... ⁣ round sounding with a great high presence to cut through ⁣ ⁣ *** Ableton's Multiband Dynamics to sidechain the low frequencies of the bass🔥 ⁣ ⁣ 1) Activate Sidechain⁣ ⁣ Set the audio source to the Kick Drum (in our example here, it’s on Track 7 - Drum Rack)⁣ ⁣ 2) Deactivate High & Mid processing⁣ ⁣ we only want the Lows to be affected⁣ ⁣ ⁣3) Disabling the Upwards Compression/Expander functionality on the Lows⁣ ⁣ by dragging the rectangular box to the left... the cursor switches to an L-shape...⁣ ⁣ 4) Attack / Release Time⁣ ⁣ you want the compressor to get to work immediately...⁣ so, without further ado, let's set attack to 0.1ms... ⁣ Release not too fast... so it’s not getting distorted... ⁣ just hear how the bass is getting back into business... ⁣ and dial the release time in accordingly... ⁣ ⁣ You won’t probably hear any bass on your smartphone⁣ Headphones!⁣ ⁣ 5) Threshold⁣ ⁣ The compressor starts working when signal is in the rectangular box...⁣ let’s dial down the threshold: again, when the cursor get's its L shaped icon... just drag...⁣ ⁣ 6) Ratio⁣ ⁣ In our case (we didn't touch the "amount"): how much are the low frequencies dialed back...⁣ with other multiband compressors I would play with the amount knob... with this plugin it's nice that you can drag down the cursor when it is placed inside the box... and you set the ratio nice and easy⁣ ⁣ 7) Split Frequency⁣ ⁣ turn it down to 85Hz: the lows up to 85Hz get compressed down⁣ ⁣ ⁣The Bass is ducked down a little to give the Kick more space!⁣ ⁣ Yeah!⁣ Tomorrow: Let's add more flavors to the intro ❤️ . #xferserum #serumpresets #musicproduction #musicproducer #sounddesign #abletonlive #makingmusic #beatmaking #beatmaker #bedroomproducer #producingmusic #musicproducers #ableton #edmproducers #edmproduction #beatstars #musicmaker #musicproducerlife #beatproducer #studiovibes #1minuteONmakingabeat

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– Really??!

If you don’t already know… there is a free sound pack for Serum. Grab it HERE.
12 Presets and 16 pre-processed, custom built Wavetables, ready for a wide range of Genres, like Pop, Dance, Electro and even Hip Hop.

The bass sound BS Clubbin’ used in the SparkPack pop/dance beat above is a Preset of this Free Serum Pack. You can read about how the other samples and loops got made below.