This week over on our YouTube channel we join Simon Mitchell aka EONE, our esteemed lecturer in Music Production and Electronic Music Performance, as he takes you step by step through his approach to optimising his Ableton Live workflow whilst remixing ‘Die For You’ (listen here!). This track is a collaboration between two of music’s biggest names in pop – The Weeknd and Ariana Grande.
Simon begins by delving into the art of the vocal chop, revealing his thought process in selecting just the right phrases from the acapella. He then breaks down how to integrate an effective call-and-response into your remix – a strategy that can help hook your listener.
Next, Simon serves up some Ableton wizardry, showing how to utilise different drum racks to effortlessly switch between his go-to drum sounds and speed up his creative process. He also talks about using unique effects like reverb or flanger on individual drum samples. These kind of details can truly transform your tracks and elevate things to the next level.
At Point Blank, Simon imparts his knowledge and skills in Electronic Music Performance on our degree courses and Intro To Production. If you’re passionate about diving deeper into music making, we strongly recommend exploring our flagship degree courses in London and Online. This is a chance to really amp up your craft and delve into a wonderful community of students.
Wrapping up the tutorial, Simon shares how to construct an engaging outro with a resampling technique and various warp modes in Ableton to captivate your listeners until the very last note.
At Point Blank, we’re all about fostering your growth as a music producer. Our lecturers, like Simon, are industry veterans with hands-on experience who are fully committed to your development. We offer a wide spectrum of technical and creative approaches to production to help you find your unique sound. You can learn more about our various courses here.
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