Using Ableton Live’s Corpus to venture into new areas of sound design
Have you mastered Corpus? Here’s your chance to get to know Live’s mysterious device.
Ableton Live’s physical object modelling effect, Corpus, is seldom used in the average project. It’s also often overlooked by many producers, mainly because of its mysterious and unique workflow. The reality is, when you route audio to this unassuming device, it will emulate different materials to generate exotic and otherworldly sounds.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, we explore the Corpus device, showing you how to create new sounds by feeding audio and MIDI into the device. You’ll learn what each of the parameters can do, how to modulate the parameters with the built-in LFO and how to enhance the stereo image with resonators. You’ll also learn how to route external MIDI to Corpus to control the frequency of Corpus’ effect over time.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Creating a template
- Create polymeters and automating tempo and time signature
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- How to use Operator
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Master Macro Variations
- Using Cue Mode
- Grain Delay
- Scene Follow Actions
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
- Exploring Live’s Resonators
- Moving your Ableton Live Library
Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.