This Ableton Live Buss Compression Trick Gives Your Drums Instant Punch

Buss compression is a vital technique used to pull your mix together for a radio-ready sound. Here, Olav Basoski shows you how to tighten up your beats in Ableton Live 10.  

When you get familiar with Ableton Live you will soon want to go beyond making beats and loops and get into some more serious music production. Luckily, legendary dance producer Olav Basoski is here to show you the ropes! In this short video from the course Ableton Live 10 401: Advanced Track Production, Olav guides you through the process of using and tweaking buss compression to get a great sound for your productions. 

Buss compression is a classic and widely used technique to "glue" sounds together and in this example, Olav shows you how clever use of compression on a drum buss can really impart an instant vibe to a beat, pulling together all the drum elements and giving you a radio-ready, smooth and punchy sound. Be sure to check out the rest of the videos in this course for a complete guide to advanced track production techniques in Live. 

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Ableton Live 10 401: Advanced Track Production

House music is as big as when it was invented in Chicago in the early 80s. And with a DAW like Ableton Live 10, it’s a lot of fun to produce! From beats, to melodies, to the drop, this Ableton Live course —by legendary dance music producer Olav Basoski—will take you through all the steps in creating your unique house track… or whatever EDM genre you are producing!

Olav starts by explaining how to build the foundation of any dance track, the kick drum. From there, he creates a slamming beat with classic TR-909 sounds, percussion elements, effects, and he gives the beat more edge using some clever processing. After adding an arp synth line with Ableton’s new Wavetable synth, some disco strings, and that famous M1 Bass sound (popularized by StoneBridge), Olav is ready to build an arrangement. This is where you discover tips to create perfect intros, breaks, white noise effects, and exciting build-ups, complete with snare rolls and automation… all leading to that moment everybody’s waiting for: the drop!

So sit back and join the amazing and always entertaining Olav Basoski in this course. After watching these 21 tutorials, you will have the knowledge and inspiration to produce your own dance floor masterpieces.

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Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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