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Make the Abstract Pop (Ableton creative challenge submission)

By miraclemiles on November 11, 2018 10:11 pm

This a slightly different edit of my submission for the Ableton Loop conference sample challenge. The challenge was to take a 23 second sample and make a 90 second track from it in 12 hours. It took place this Friday, and Andrew Huang and other panelists talked about their submissions and others at a conference session. I watched live stream of it and was interesting to see what people did. For this version I added the original sample source as the first 8 bars here, then my version starts. I also added quick vocal and some vocal scratching sounds to this edit that was not in the original submission. With exception of vocal, my submission is made entirely of the original source material. I used some the percussive sounds for drums as well as the melody and bass tracks. Then I used some of the sparkly ambience for other tracks. Some filtering, EQ, and Echo. My technique was mainly slicing bits up using Simpler device in Ableton and then playing around on Push. I usually do some of that in my tracks, but not whole tracks. Was good learning experience.
Link about the challenge: https://loop.ableton.com/2018/start-here/

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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November 12, 2018 2:28 am

An interesting process and an interesting result.  It's always neat to see what people can do with samples.

November 12, 2018 6:15 pm

Great outcome! I like the very melodic percs you created, a nice tribal dance feel that made me dance around in my chair with the rhythm smile

November 12, 2018 10:45 pm

Excellent results! I thought of doing the challenge, but I spend too much time second-guessing. ::)

November 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Really cool challenge.  I listened first before reading and the track really holds up.  The percussion sounds stand out and are very compelling.  They match up well with the rhythmic vocals. Well done!

November 17, 2018 7:35 am

shucks, I should have joined you on the challenge!

this is really cool - great groove. 


Gab Manette wrote:

Great outcome! I like the very melodic percs you created, a nice tribal dance feel that made me dance around in my chair with the rhythm smile

agreed.  love the vocals, you just need 26 people chanting them

November 18, 2018 5:16 am

that dark breakdown though

November 19, 2018 4:08 am

Ah cool! Would love to do this challenge... great stuff

December 3, 2018 1:27 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

An interesting process and an interesting result.  It's always neat to see what people can do with samples.

Thanks! Yeah, samples may be the way to get the most unique and innovative.

Gab Manette wrote:

Great outcome! I like the very melodic percs you created, a nice tribal dance feel that made me dance around in my chair with the rhythm smile

Yes! Thank you. Chair dancing is the best. Tribal dance feel is one my faves feeels!

Jim Wood wrote:

Excellent results! I thought of doing the challenge, but I spend too much time second-guessing. ::)

Thank you! - I hear you, thanks to tight time limit, no time to second guess!

NWSPR wrote:

Really cool challenge.  I listened first before reading and the track really holds up.  The percussion sounds stand out and are very compelling.  They match up well with the rhythmic vocals. Well done!

Awesome, that's cool to hear, Thanks!

orangedrink wrote:

shucks, I should have joined you on the challenge!

this is really cool - great groove. 

Yes you should! wink. Appreciate it thanks.


Gab Manette wrote:

Great outcome! I like the very melodic percs you created, a nice tribal dance feel that made me dance around in my chair with the rhythm smile

agreed.  love the vocals, you just need 26 people chanting them

YES!!! Need to figure out how to fake that ... not sure I'll get 26 people in the office studio anytime soon wink

franky wrote:

that dark breakdown though

Ah! My fave part too!! Gotta spin that out into its own track or someting!! Thanks!!

Podling wrote:

Ah cool! Would love to do this challenge... great stuff

Try it next time.  or We gotta do a WB challenge where we all make track from same sample. Thanks for comment!!


December 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Really interesting texture you came up with!  Nice response to the challenge.

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