From cone-blowing basslines to super-sharp synth leads and stand-out, ultra-clear drums, percussion and effects; what an absolute corker for you to get your producer mits on! This MIDI Construction Template uses a selection of hand-crafted, cutting-edge sounds unique and masterful audio armoury utilising the awesome power of Ableton Live’s built-in Instruments and Effects, giving you yet another unrivalled launch pad for your next Complextro project whether you are new to the style, or a seasoned pro.
To sweeten the deal still further, all the main elements such as drums, basslines and lead synth tracks are set up as MIDI and are not bounced down to audio. This means that you can go right into each track and change any part of the structure or sound. Each MIDI track can be edited, rearranged, pitched to any key, slowed-down, sped-up, in fact, you can change it in any way you want to – there are no rules and no limitations.
Expertly demonstrating the arrangement structure of a Complextro track, this template not only shows off the awesome power of Ableton Live’s built-in Instruments and Effects but also makes great use of Ableton Live’s Macro Mapping. Each sound is set up in Ableton’s Simpler and mapped to one of Joe Zay’s unique Macros which means you can easily control and automate elements such as filters, sample start, loop length, bend, EQ and distortion…in no time, you will be creating and sculpting your own equally unique sounds and transforming the template into your own song.
Each track within the Ableton Arrangement View has also been duplicated as Clips in the Session View. From the Session View you can launch each Clip and play around with different arrangement ideas as well as add your own audio and MIDI clips. Each Clip is colour coded and clearly marked, making it easy to quickly navigate to the different parts of the template ‘on the fly’. Plus, because of the Macro mapping, any automation applied to a track in the Arrangement View is replicated in its associated track in the Session View. So, when you launch the Clip in Session View it will replicate the automation data for that track.
Each track is assigned to one of three groups. The Beats group contains all the kicks, hats and percussion tracks. The Main group contains all the main sounds such as the bassline and synth lead tracks and the FX groups contains all the effects elements such as sweeps, booms and rises. Each track and each group has its own EQ and Compression and is then fed through to the main mastering channel.
The mastering channel contains a combination of EQ, Distortion, Saturation, Compression and Limiting. Each element within the Mastering channel has a selection of settings uniquely, crafted by Joe Zay and can easily be changed to craft your own Mastering channel.
With lock and load simplicity and the highest of music production standards, the possibilities really are endless with Clicksound MIDI Construction Templates, giving you, the producer, complete control and instant freedom to exploit your individual creativity and imagination.
– 8 Drum & Percussion Tracks
– 4 Bass Tracks
– 6 Synth Lead, Stab and Chord Tracks
– 14 Effects Tracks
– Separate Sidechain Kick Track
– Each track is assigned to one of three groups – Beats, Main and FX