Ableton Rack 32: Gibson Pad

My Gibson acoustic guitar is a true one of a kind, it has a sound like no other and plays like a dream.  I’ve exploited it previously with my Gibson E-bow rack and this week I have put it to work again in another free Ableton Live Rack.  I sampled each of its six strings and racked them all together inside Live, added effects, and created what turns out to be a nice atmospheric pad sound.  I’ve designed it with a compressor ready made for easy side chaining, so you can get this instrument breathing and moving in time with other elements of your tracks.  Have fun with it and spread the word!


Check out some of my other Racks!

PS, if you haven’t already seen it, The Ableton Cookbook is an excellent source for practical information for your Ableton needs.  Anthony Arroyo has been generously sharing his tips and experiences with readers, and this week he has put together an interesting post on creating baselines.  Check it out!  I find The Ableton Cookbook to be extremely helpful in my music production, and he even offers wisdom that extends outside the studio.  Plus he is a totally nice guy.  Highly Recommended!

And as always, if you come up with anything fun you’d like to share send it along!  Take care :)



  • JM-DG

    You forgot to take the guitar samples with the project folder… :D

    • AfroDJMac

      Damn! Fixed now. Thanks for the troubleshooting :)

  • Martin Boberg Iversen on Facebook

    Hey man… Just downloaded your Gibson Pad, but for some reason I cant get any sound out of it… But why? Im using the simpler version…

  • AfroDJMac on Facebook

    Try opening the filter frequency up, using the first macro knob. I think I saved it after turning it all the way down… I’ll have to fix that!

  • Martin Boberg Iversen on Facebook

    Tried that, but still no sound??

  • AfroDJMac on Facebook

    Nope I’m a bone head, I forgot to include the samples! I just added it to the links. If you download it again, you should get everything you were supposed to get in the first place… sorry about that!

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  • AfroDJMac on Facebook

    !!*&^^&#%^@$ really even now? I just downloaded it and it had the file :(

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