Tension and release are timeless hallmarks of all great music. So it makes sense to explore elements that achieve that effect for our own music. Now I'm not talking about the ridiculously ginormous and obese builds and breakdowns that the frat boys and girls love. I want to show you something a bit more subtle, but as effective. In this tutorial we are going to create 8-bar tension building clips using pitch that can be stored in your User Library and triggered during any Live set.
Step 1 - Select a Sound
For this example I use Clouds and Bells. You can find it the Categories Section under Instruments > Analog > Mallets > Clouds and Bells.adg. In Session View, drag the device to an available MIDI track. Right-click within the first Clip Slot and select 'Insert MIDI Clip'