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  • Date Submitted: 06/03/2013 09:11 PM
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We take a look at building up a basic Psytrance groove using Ableton Live, then show you how this powerful program can help you work you psytrance loops into basic track ideas. We've used Nuborn's Psytrance Samples Vol 2 pack as a fast way to build our groove, since it contains all the samples and MIDI we'll need in one place. If you have problems loading the video player below try refreshing your page and hitting the play button again, you can also view this in full screen mode.

We've started off by setting our tempo to a suitable 145 BPM then chosen the psytrance drum loop that Nuborn use in their demo track. As you can see one of the beauties of Live is it's instant and accurate time stretching abilities - simply drag and drop your audio loop into the clip view window, it'll even create a new track for you if there isn't a spare track handy.

Next we add in a kick drum, using a Simpler, Live's basic sampler, recording in a 4/4 kick pattern using our MIDI keyboard. Live will automatically quantize our playing to the setting in the record quantization menu. You can change this easily by choosing Edit Menu -> Record Quantize.

We continue to build up our groove using one of the psytrance basslines from the Nuborn pack QTZ31.5 Tower Cranes,
however you could easily edit in your own pattern using the MIDI note editor. As with audio to import a MIDI file all you need to do is drag and drop from Live's browser window, then assign an instrument to the MIDI track. You could choose any VSTi you have, but we've opted for a bass preset from Simpler 'Monobass'. Notice we tweak the envelope of the sampler to get that tight 'Psy' bass sound.

We then add a crash cymbal to our groove and continue to add in an acid stab, again using Simpler and recording in our pattern using our MIDI keyboard. We then add some delay FX to the acid stab to give that spacey feel. Next a standard TR-909 style Hi-Hat finishes our basic groove.

Moving on we need a melodic part to...


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