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 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.
One of my favourite Summer Walker tunes is Karma, from her 2018 album Last Days Of Summer. Here’s my remix.
This quick tip should help you to achieve more interesting MIDI sounds. It’s an idea that can help bring more life to any MIDI pattern and give interesting results. It’s also a concept borrowed from the world of Classical music.