Produce A Daft Punk Track In Under An Hour

Josh Ableton Buddy, Music Producer

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
19 Videos (37m)
    • Welcome! Intro & Setup

      1:01
    • The Two Views of Ableton

      0:18
    • Load MIDI

      1:08
    • Record Tracks To Arrangement View

      0:53
    • Load Piano

      1:33
    • Load Drums

      1:54
    • Adjust the Buffer & Add Limiter

      1:12
    • Load Synth 1 (Plucky Synth)

      Settings - Synth 1 - Saw10 Thin Reso Lead2.zip
      2:08
    • Load Synth 2 (Guitar)

      Settings - Synth 2 - Guitar-Muted Strat.jpg.zip
      1:08
    • Load Synth 3 (Bass)

      Settings - Synth 3 - Bass.zip
      0:52
    • Load Synth 4 (Vocoder Synth)

      Settings - Synth 4 - Bright Saw Lead.jpg.zip
      1:52
    • Import Recorded Vocals

      2:42
    • Line Up Vocals

      3:10
    • Looping Vocals

      1:38
    • Vocoding Vocals

      2:47
    • Adding The Auto Filter Intro

      4:19
    • Tweaking The Bass Line MIDI

      5:58
    • Adding A Final Synth Line

      1:14
    • Review

      1:02

About This Class

0807e722

You should take this if you've ever wondered how groups like Daft Punk get their sound.  Or, if you just want a crash course in music production, so you can tell people you produce dance music, this would be the course to take.

In an hour, you'll learn how to go from having little to no musical experience to mixing and producing a dance track with vocals (using a vocoder, that alien-like voice synth) AND you'll be able to take these tools to create your own music.

**REQUIRES NO SINGING SKILLS

You don't even need instruments--just three things:

  • A computer keyboard
  • A built in mic on your smartphone or computer
  • A free copy of Ableton Live (DL it free at ableton.com)

I'll show you a trick for getting right to producing without playing a single note.  You don't need to be a beat programmer or a good dancer -it's all there for you.

NOTE: The trial of Ableton lasts only 30 days, so make sure you finish this course quick so you can get started on new songs!

After this crash course, it should be easy enough for you to move beyond the song I teach you into new songs, including doing your own remixes and covers of popular music.

11 of 15 students recommendSee All

Works as both a nice introduction to Ableton as well as inspiring you to try it out for yourself.
No one starts as a great engineer, and if you are starting and want to see how you to deal with eletronic music, daw and how can do good stuff, that's for you! If you're just a hatter, no big deal for you.
Cesar Benzoni

Musician, sound engineer and videomaker

536

Students

1

Project

Josh Ableton Buddy

Music Producer

I work as a video editor for an agency in Minneapolis, and often do mixing, sound design and music for projects at work using Ableton Live.

I've been using Ableton for 8 years now for sound design, music and DJ'ing.

I started a project last year where I am creating my own softsynths in Ableton.

My music has been released on a few labels including Star Creature Records out of Chicago, City Baby Records out of Tokyo, Born to Shine, Royal Athlete, Kinjo and Shaddock Records....

See full profile