Ableton: How To Make Mashups (Tutorial) (Part 2)
In this video I teach you how to create a mashup via Ableton Live 9. In part 2 I recreate the intro of my mashup “Best Party Song Ever” and teach you how to edit songs smoothly and make them sound as professional as possible using effects like delay, reverb and compressor. If you need anymore help leave a comment and I’ll try my best to help!
PART 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbRauP-xyLM
DOWNLOAD BEST PARTY SONG EVER MASHUP STEMS ZIP FILE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzUvG8ks9AljbDhycHVMZ1o5LU0/view?usp=sharing
Mixing Instrumentals: 0:00 – 2:30
Mixing Vocals: 2:33 – 7:45
Adding Effects: 8:00 – 12:45
Saving it: 12:45 – 13:45
Outro: 13:45 – 14:57
EXTRA TIPS AND TRICKS:
To make two or more instrumentals sound good together, volume is key! Making sure one song doesn’t overpower all the other included but also making sure they are not all too loud. The best way to do this is to mix the quietest parts of the instrumentals (e.g. mixing the chorus of one instrumental and the intro or bridge of another instead of mixing two choruses). Looping a quiet part of an instrumental is a good idea as well! Instrumentals mixed together also tend to sound better if their melodies are similar.
Auto Filter Effect:
Auto effect is a great effect to use if you’re using a DIY acapella that may still have some bass frequency still within it. Change the filter type to low pass and drag the frequency to about 200hz and it till get rid off any bass frequencies. (As seen at 10:00)
I mention that compressor has to be put down to about -4dcb which isn’t necessarily true, just turn it down to the point where the master track levels flicker between green and red within the chorus of your mashup and is mostly green in the verse.
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