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Exploring Drum Racks

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Vespers (our Ableton Live robot trainer from the future) has created the hottest, most in-depth tutorial on Ableton Live’s Drum Racks in the universe! If you use Live you’ve got know Drum Racks!
Drums are the rock solid foundation of any killer track. One of the secrets to creating the phattest phreaking drum sounds in Ableton Live is mastering Live’s awesome, built in Drum Racks.

This tutorial, presented by our Ableton Live Certified Trainer “Vespers” takes you deep down into the “racks!” He shows you what they’re all about, why you need to know how they work and how to use them to enhance and power-up your productions.

But that’s not all: Vespers takes you way beneath Live’s virtual surface to explore Drum Racks’ advanced functionality. You’ll learn about drag and drop programming, layering, hit based processing and humanization (which is odd for an alien to know) and much, much more!

So ride along with Vespers as he launches you on an extraterrestrial expedition into the percussive world of Drum Racks! This tutorial will give you the edge you’ve been looking for as you build the punchiest drums and baddest beats this side of insanity!

Table of Contents:

1. What is a Drum Rack?
2. Creating a Drum Rack
3. Interface Basics
4. Loading Sounds
5. Organizing Your Sounds
6. Chains
7. Sends and Returns
8. Introducing The Simpler
9. LFO Modulation in the Simpler
10. Envelope Modulation in the Simpler
11. Starting from a Loop
12. Layerin Your Beats
13. Grouping & Bussing Using Nested Drum Racks
14. Multis
15. Macros
16. Receive and Play Notes
17. Audio to Menu
18. Choke
19. Using the Computer Keyboard
20. Using an External MIDI Device
21. Quantized in Time with Live