Nu Disco in Ableton Live

The Nu Disco is growing rapidly in popularity, thanks to artists like Aeroplane and Prins Thomas. Sonic Academy’s online series of video tutorials will steer you through making Nu Disco tunes using Ableton.

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PC - RevolVerb

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Summary

How to Make… Nu Disco

In this series of video tutorial, Sonic Academy pro tutors outline the process for making Nu Disco tunes (a la Aeroplane, Todd Terje and Lindstrom). In 13 concise and easy to understand videos, we cover everything from kick-off to final arrangement, from the creation of your percussion line to programming disco stabs and synth sounds.

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• Learn to make music online, in your own time and at your own pace;

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Videos Overview

Tutorial 1 – Creating a drum line 1

Import & sequence a drum loop using Ableton Lives’ Drum Rack

Topics Covered - Drum Programing, Drum Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Drum Rack,



Tutorial 2 – Creating a drum line 2

Add some convolution reverb and EQ to your drums and then import some audio drum loops to your project

Topics Covered - Drum Processing, Drum Programing, Send & Return FX, Reverb,

Software - Ableton Live, LA Convolver,



Tutorial 3 – Adding ARP Synth 1

Create a rhythmical synth pattern using an arpeggiator and Sylenth1

Topics Covered - Arpeggio Synthesis, Chords,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 4 - Dropping synth

Program a subtle synth sound using Sylenth1 also making use of Ableton Lives’ Scale and Chord effects

Topics Covered - Lead Synthesis, Lead Programing, Lead Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 5 – Adding ARP Synth 2

Do a bit of arrangement to the start of your tune and then finish up by introducing another Arpeggio synth pattern using the Sylenth1

Topics Covered - Arpeggio Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 6 – Creating a bassline

Create and sequence in a bassline for your tune

Topics Covered - Bass Synthesis, Bass Programing, Bass Processing, Arpeggio Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 7 – Writing parts for guitar

Create a natural sounding sequenced guitar sound for your tune

Topics Covered - Guitar Processing, Guitar Programming,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 8 – Creating and inserting disco stabs 1

Program some bright disco stabs into your song using Sylenth1, the chord and scale effect

Topics Covered - Stab Synthesis, Stab Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 9 – Creating and inserting disco stabs 2

Sequence your created disco stabs into your song

Topics Covered - Stab Programming,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 10 – Perfecting the synth part

Create and sequence another synth part for your song, then arrange out your tune further

Topics Covered - Lead Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 11 – Using the Riser and arranging the tracks’ finish

Create a riser effect using modulation envelopes to open the filter cutoff on the Sylenth1

Topics Covered - Risers & Sweeps,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 12 – Putting in drum hits

Import drum hits into your project and arrange them throughout the song

Topics Covered - Fills,

Software - Ableton Live,



Tutorial 13 – Incorporating FX into your final track

Import sweeps and crashes into your project, then arrange them to properly fit into your song

Topics Covered - Spot FX,

Software - Ableton Live,



PLATFORM
Ableton Live 8
DURATION
02h 03m
LEVEL
Intermediate
TUTOR
Bryan Spence
PRICE
£29.99

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