How to use Ableton Live’s Collision to design unique resonant sounds
Gain a better understanding of Live’s acoustic modelling instrument in this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial.
Collision isn’t often a producer’s go-to instrument. Unlike the other synthesizers and samplers in the DAW, Ableton Live’s acoustic modelling device focuses on the resonance of certain objects such as tubes and mallets. Once you get familiar with its properties, you can craft a vast range of idiosyncratic sounds.
In this Ableton Live tutorial, Liam O’Mullane shows you how to use Collision. You’ll learn how the acoustic modelling device can create interesting sounds using its activators and two Resonator chambers. Liam helps you better understand how the various parameters within Collision affect the overall tone and how the LFO and MIDI sections can modulate the sound with ease.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Random MIDI device
- Live’s Audio Limiters
- Introduction to Electric
- Building engaging arrangements
- Using Corpus
- Create, store, browse and load templates
- Create polymeters and automating tempo and time signature
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- How to use Operator
- Saving CPU
- Master Macro Variations
- Grain Delay
- Scene Follow Actions
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
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.
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