Creating a Multi-Kick Instrument in Ableton Live
In this video we will create a multi-kick sampler instrument in Ableton Live, the first step in creating a versatile drum bank.
Do you ever find yourself beginning a track and spending a lot of time auditioning kick after kick, snare after snare and so on looking for the perfect set to get you started. The next time inspiration strikes there will be no more sifting through thousands of drum sounds. Using this method you can recall all your favourite kicks (or any drum sound) quickly and audition them on-the-fly, staying in the flow of creativity.
Lesson key points:
0:15 – Overview
0:44 – Loading a Sampler and Importing samples
1:17 – Setting up Select zones
2:10 – Instrument Rack setup
3:00 – Instrument Rack to Drum Rack
3:20 – Setting up Drum Rack
3:36 – Macro Controls for Kick Drum
4:25 – Adding auxiliary effects
4:50 – Next steps, adding snares
5:15 – Example of finished result
6:28 – Adding synth layers