First things first: a disclaimer… I’m not a music producer, nor do I ever intend to be one. I’m only posting these loops to entertain myself and hopefully also encourage me to lift my game a little bit and spend more time creating sound.
Yep, I’m posting music. Sort of. This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of loops created in Ableton Live. I’ve waxed lyrical on this blog about how great Ableton is for creativity compared to other, more mature/clunky sound software packages, like Logic or Pro Tools. The flipside of the ease with which you can create sound in Ableton – for me at least – is that I never invest a whole lot of time fine tuning anything I do. My short attention span gets the better of me and I decide to go back to Earthworm Jim on my SNES emulator.
However, I’m hoping that by forcing myself to shoot some of these loops into the interweb sludge, I will be motivated to put some more time and effort into learning the ins and outs of Ableton properly. Like I stated above – I’m not interested in music production, but I am going to be spending a lot of time doing sound design over the next year or so at university, so with any luck, a little bit more effort will go a long way.
This first loop is a pretty standard affair: I threw a bunch of processing at it, and in the end it started sounding pretty muddy and dark. But in keeping with my resolution to upload these pieces for scrutiny, here it is – warts and all…