Monday, April 2, 2012

Free Ableton Instrument: One Trick Pwnage

Alrighty then!

I promised I'd release a preset once my new "Official" Facebook page hit 500 friends, so here ya go.

Some of you may recall the nifty video for Swedish House Mafia's hit with Pharrell Williams, "One". In the video, the intro (0:10-0:35) apparently used one of Teenage Engineering's white hot OP-1 synths to morph a kick drum into the lead riff.

Well, as cool as the OP-1 is, you can also do this trick rather easily with Ableton Live, so I created an Instrument Rack based on one of the free kicks from Matt Lange's isoRhythm packs (Thanks, Matt).

There are three macros that duplicate the programming and effects used in the intro part for "One" - Loop Rate for the kick sample, Reverb amount and a touch of Flanging at the end before the riff begins.

To make everything crystal clear, I created a passage in Live's arrange window that uses automation to duplicate the process SHM used in their track (but of course with a different riff, so no one gets annoyed with me).

Here's the Ableton Live file containing the preset. If you dig, just click the save button and add it to your library.

Francis Preve - One Trick Pwnage ( compatible with Ableton Live 8.1.5 and higher)

The next preset comes when my Facebook page hits 1,500 - so get clicking :)

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