In this Templatez course, Occult uses ableton to demonstrate his workflow via a simple yet effective Techno track that utilises automation, synthesis and effects. Stems and a project file come free with the course.
Occult starts by demonstrating the drum track, using max4live drum tools in ableton 10. Occult demonstrates the creation of the kick drum, snare, hi-hat and noise hits. Occult demonstrates saturation, compression and EQ on the drum track. Occult uses subtractive EQ to control the peaks of the kick drum and hi hat. Within the drum rack, each drum pad can have effects and processing applied.
In part 2, occult demonstrates the use of synthesis to create your own sounds. Using wavetable synthesis and the use of envelopes he creates a deep, hypnotic Dub Techno chord pattern. Occult uses a filter to effect the sound, he also applies saturation and EQ. He also demonstrates the delay, reverb and filter automation used on this main chord line.
He then uses the basic operator FM synthesizer to create a secondary chord, applying delay. He uses the spread function to enhance the stereo field. The final chord uses the wavetable synthesiser. this is a moody, dramatic chord that adds suspense and urgency to the track. The filter is automated to create attack. More delay and reverb automation is used.
The third part of the course sees occult using white noise with a long auto filter to enhance texture and atmosphere. More EQ is applied to remove unwanted frequencies. Occult then utilises a field recording of a storm to further enhance texture and atmosphere.
Lastly Occult demonstrates 3 effect sends, reverb, delay and delay 2, each having different effects on the track. Each effect send is mixed using EQ and compression, Occult uses macro functions to map important parameters for is great workflow and for instant access using the push 2. Finally, Occult mixes and masters the track using EQ, saturation and limiting.
As VIP members you will all have access to the video content which is in total around 1hr. You will have access to the project file, stems, midi files and samples.
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