In this excerpt from our recent INPUT event, Liveschool trainer Yama Indra (aka GLOVES) dives deep into his techniques for tuning drums in Ableton Live. 

From the video you’ll learn which drums to tune, which notes to tune them to and then four different methods that’ll have you easily tuning drums in Ableton Live. 

Don’t miss the next INPUT event – check out the full lineup and tickets here.

Recap – Yama’s 4 methods for tuning drums in Ableton Live:

1. Using your ears (watch the video for a few tips to make this easier)

2. Using a frequency analyser (such as Ableton Live’s Spectrum).

3. Using Convert Melody to MIDI

4. Using Mixed in Key software to label and tune your sample library

Yama Indra also teaches the Music Theory course here at Liveschool – here’s another tutorial from Yama in which he explains how to create deep house / uk garage style chord progressions through harmonic planing.

Yama’s also been busy sampling classic analog synths with Francis Xavier (Motorik) and they’ve used those samples to make some free multisample synth packs for Liveschool. Check out the first in their series of free synth packs downloads – the Roland SH-101 and stay tuned for their next release coming soon – the Korg MS-20.

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