Starting a Song with a "Hidden Element"

Do you ever finish a song, and when it is said and done, you can barely even hear the sound or idea that sparked the whole track? In my latest track "Scanning" that was the case. Producers and beatmakers often ask when looking for inspiration do you start with the melody or the drums? Well in this case I started with a live conga that on the final track you cannot even hear. It became a "hidden element." I find that when I can play a real physical instrument to start the track it gives my song a real human feel, and allows me to connect to how I feel in the moment. It doesn't even have to be a "traditional" instrument. I can just be banging on a table with a pen or something creative j

Working as a Sound Desinger on Ableton Live 10

This past year it has been an honor to be part of the Ableton Live 10 Sound Design Team. I have been able to make Drum Rack and Synth Presets. It has been awesome to work with such an awesome team. Here is the first video I put out that shows a Drum Rack Preview and the new Drum Buss effect.

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