For anyone looking for a space aged, intergalactic sound straight out of an alien planet, this week’s free Ableton Live rack is for you. Here is a sound that is alive with movement and textures. Created from a heavily processed vocal sample, the Space Forest Synth offers some exciting sound sculpting possibilities. The synth is then racked up with some effects to add to the spacey feel, as well as a built in arpeggiator, allowing you to morph it to taste.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun resampling chords from all kinds of instruments from guitars to synths. In the following video, after taking you through the Ableton rack, I show you my technique for creating all new sounds by resampling instruments. From there, it’s quick and easy to create all new sounds and progressions from your preexisting material. It’s a total blast! Below is an instrumental track I created last night using that exact technique (drums from my Operator Drums Rack and resampled arpeggiated chords and baseline created with the new Kasio M4L Instrument) Enjoy
[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/28298374" params="show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=0022ff" width="100%" height="81" ]
If you make any tracks using any of these racks, send them along and I will post them here!