Here’s a quick tip to help you write more interesting parts in your music without losing the hook. By using subtle variation in songwriting and production it’s possible to create musical parts that are still catchy and repetitive and at the same time don’t become stale or boring.
Here’s a quick look at how I made this RnB beat, including some mixing and sound design. This beat started out with a chord progression I wrote on the Nord 2X. Usually when writing a new idea I try to stick to the following approach to keep from getting stuck.
Here’s a quick tip to help you create more interesting Pads in Ableton. By using the Shaper device it’s possible to turn even a simple VST Pad sound into an evolving layer in your production.
One of my favourite Sigrid tunes is Don’t Kill My Vibe, released in early 2017. Here’s my remix.
The original had a some brilliant production with some cool vocal fx. I thought it would be fun to try a more 1980’s vibe with rock guitar in the verses and some big 80s pads in the chorus. Check out the full remix below. If you scroll down you’ll see a shorter video breakdown of some of the parts.
Here’s a quick look at how I made this future funk beat. I’m really into chopping up guitar parts for inspiration at the moment and this beat started with some Telecaster notes which I sliced and then built a slow funk groove around.