Sequencing Tutorials

Sequencing is the art of arranging MIDI and audio notes. This skill can be improved by copying other artist's patterns (a.k.a. transcription), studying music theory, and learning to use arrangement plugins.

Sequencing articles and tutorials are listed below.

Free Ableton Live Workflow Tools and Shortcuts

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Ableton Live, Free, Keyboard Shortcuts, Workflow, Tools, Automation. Microsoft Windows users can now expand their Ableton Live workflow tool set. Independent developers have released tools to add extremely useful shortcuts to Live. You should grab these tools if you’re running Windows and you want to develop and perform music as fast as possible using Ableton Live.

Also, if you want to pimp your keyboard for Live, check out these keyboard stickers.

How To Make Music

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How To Make Music Using Computers. You decided that you want to make music. You want to be a producer. That’s great! There is no better time to start learning this rewarding artform. Here’s why:

  1. The tools have only recently become cheap enough for amatuers to achieve professional results.
  2. Technology is making completely new production techniques possible every day.
  3. The music industry is transforming so that more musicians are able to share the spotlight.
  4. It’s incredibly fun!

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How To Create A Drum Kit From A Synthesizer

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Creating a Synth Drum Kit Using A Free VST Synth & Ableton Live. Programming synth drums allows you the freedom to precisely design your drum frequencies and dynamics. However, it is easier to sequence drums using a drum machine rather than a bunch of synthesizers. This tutorial explains how to record the audio output of a synthesizer into a drum machine using Ableton Live. For this tutorial you will need:

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How To Use Vibrato In Electronic Music Production

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Electronic Music Production Tutorial on Synthesizer Vibrato. With electronic music production, the difference between aweful and amazing is determined by thousands of subtle audio effects. One of these effects is vibrato. When used appropriately, it has the potential to dramatically improve your basslines, leads, and vocals. This tutorial demonstrates several ways to use vibrato in electronic music production. To follow this lesson you will need:

  • A VST Host (e.g. Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Cubase, etc.)
  • A VST Synthesizer. (e.g. Synth1, click here to get Synth1)

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6 Bass Sequencing Tricks From Daft Punk

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Daft Punk Bass Tutorial on MIDI Sequencing. One of the best ways to learn about producing music is to see the actual notes used to make other people’s songs. This process allows you to discover the thousands of tiny adjustments needed to produce a strong bassline, intricate drum track, or a moving piano solo. This tutorial will show you the notation for one of the funkiest basslines in modern house music: Daft Punk’s Around The World. For this lesson you will need:

  • A music composition program capable of MIDI sequencing. (e.g. Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Cubase, etc.)

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Groove Quantizing in Ableton Live

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Groove Quantize Tips for Ableton Live. Ableton Live has lots of ways to make your clips groove. The tips below explain how to do the following:

  • Add swing to clips or an entire song
  • Set the default swing for clips
  • How to compose without snapping notes or clips to the grid.

All you need to follow this tutorial is Ableton Live. Read on to learn about using swing in Ableton Live.
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