Making Stab and Pluck style presets with Ableton’s Wavetable

One of those key sounds in electronic music is the Stab/pluck sound. It’s that quick chord that accentuates house music, techno, and even newer genres like Future Bass.  Over the last few weeks, I have been releasing videos on making this iconic sounds with Ableton Live’s Wavetable synth.  I decided to share my top 3 stab/pluck presets with you.  These are in the Mark Night, Testo, Deep house, Techno, and HOME style.

Here are the walk through videos:

 

 

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By | 2018-05-01T17:46:00+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Ableton, Wavetable|0 Comments

Bongo Percussion Samples and Drum Racks – Free

Every killer track needs a bongo solo… right? Well, either way, bongos are cool. It’s an iconic percussion that can add interest to your tracks.

I’ve created a sample library of Bongo Samples as well as a collection of Ableton Live 9+ Bongo Drum Racks. Check out this video walkthrough and download below.


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If you end up using this in your production, please send a link below. Love checking out what people are up to with the libraries I put out into the world.

 


DOWNLOAD THEM ALL

Download the full collection of Free Live packs with the Download Archive. This collection includes all the Free Live Packs on Subaqueousmusic.com.  Instead of crawling through the site and other online sites that have featured Subaqueous Packs, you can grab all of them with one convenient download. This includes all the past MIDI Libraries.

Download The Full Archive

 

Free Future Bass Wavetable Presets

Want that Future Bass sound like Flume, Jack U, Marshmello, San Holo, Wave Racer, Zedd, Illenium, Louis Futon… Well, then free Wavetable Preset pack has got you covered.

I’ve put together a free collection of 20 Wavetable Live Presets.  Check out the video below:

This free version includes:

  • 20 Wavetable Presets in the Future Bass Style
    • Epic Bass
    • Leads
    • Pads
    • Stabs and Plucks
    • and more!

Grab the free / by donation library at:


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Want to speed up your future bass library with bad ass wavetable presets? Grab the full Future Bass Wavetable Presets.  It’s an expanded collection of top of the line Wavetable Presets with that tasty Future Bass sound.

Grab the Full Verion of Future Bass Wavetable Presets

By | 2018-04-27T14:11:15+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Ableton, Producers Blog, Wavetable|0 Comments

Free 16 Bit Retro Video Game Samples

Ok… I got to admit. When I hear that classic coin sound from Mario brother, I get a little gitty.  Don’t hold it against me.

I finally got around to collecting all the random sound design bits I have made over the year emulating the classic video game sounds. I compiled it all together into on free / by donation sample pack for 16 bit sounds.  It’s a collection of coin sounds, power-ups, lasers, jumps, and more. All you need to add that nostalgic touch.

Here is a link to the free / by donation download:


Download the Sample Library

If your looking to add sounds similar to Mario Brothers, Super Nintendo, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter then this pack’s for you. Enjoy!

If you want an optimized Ableton Live Drum Racks with these samples then check out: https://subaqueousmusic.com/shop/music-tools/16-bit-drum-racks/

  • Live pack includes 9 Drum Racks.
  • Optimized for Push 1 and 2 and MIDI Controllers
  • Easy to modulate effects and more.

Grab the full 16 bit Drum Rack for Ableton Live it here.

 

Supersaw Preset for Ableton Live Wavetable

Let’s get all retro and big on this one 😉 In this video, I will take you through making a Supersaw preset with Ableton Live’s Wavetable synth. It’s going to be that big retro 80’s sound or the full EDM chords you might be wanting in your music.

I use Ableton Live’s Wavetable for making this preset. I love how easy and quick it is to make new presets with this thing.  Anyways… here you go:

 

 

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By | 2018-04-06T17:51:29+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Ableton, Producers Blog, Wavetable|0 Comments

Adding Custom Wavetables in Ableton Live

Since Live 10 came out with Wavetable, I have wanted to load my own custom wavetables. They said we couldn’t say it… well… we can. This article and associated video will walk you through adding your own custom wavetables to Live 10.

 

If you would rather watch a video, watch this one:

Steps to Import custom Wavetable

Before we get into the steps, let’s talk about the theory. As of 3/26/2018 you can only replace the official Wavetables in Live and cannot just upload your own with it’sown folder/name and such. Real bummer… Hopefully, that changes, but for now here are the steps to importing your own wavetables in Live 10.

  1. Create or have a Custom Wavetable to upload. Later in the article I will talk about how to do that, but for now you can download these Wavetables I created as an example. Tables need to be mono Wav format, 16 bit, 1024 samples for each waveform.
  1. Go to [Wherever Live 10 is installed on your computer]\Resources\Dsp\Vector\Sprites
  2. Rename the original wavetables to “name_Backup” so you have a backup you can always revert back to.
  3. Copy a new wavetable into the folder, or the example one above.
  4. Rename the wavetable to the same as the one you backed up. The name needs to be 100% exact.
  5. Open up Live and check it out!

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By | 2018-03-26T13:18:44+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Ableton, Producers Blog, Wavetable|1 Comment

Making a track from Loops – Fast Future Bass

Using loops isn’t cheating! It is a great way to come up with new ideas, especially if you are feeling stuck.  I think the key is to quickly start changing the sounds and use it as a springboard to create a whole new sound. Making a track from Loops can speed up your production and give you ideas to work with quicky.

I made this video to check out Loopcloud by Loopmasters and how you can use it in your production. I walk you through using Future Bass loops with Loopcloud to speed up making a sketch and composition ideas in Ableton Live.

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By | 2018-03-26T12:01:52+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Ableton, Music Theory, Producers Blog|1 Comment

Hollow Garage Bass – Wavetable Tutorial

What is Future Bass with out some good old classic Hollow Bass sounds? This is the classic sound you hear with AC Slater, Burial, Disclosure, and old school Grime and Speed Garage.

This classic sound comes up again and again in many genres. From trap, to downtempo, to Future House. In the video below I walk you through how to build this preset from scratch using Ableton Live’s Wavetable.  Below the video you will see a download link to grab the template / presets for Free and By Donation.


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Now just keep making the tunes! Hope you find this useful.

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By | 2018-02-28T18:47:40+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Producers Blog, Wavetable|0 Comments

Fixing Slow Startup in Live 10

When I got Live 10 beta I was stoked!!!  It took a while to load, but whatever. Then when Live 10 released officially the load times were still slow. Over time I came to find out it was not everyone, but just me. Going down the rabbit hole I found a solution.

This video walks you through how to fix the Option.txt issue as well as the slow startup issue I was having.

 

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By | 2018-02-28T16:05:30+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Ableton, Producers Blog|1 Comment
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