Ableton, the Berlin-based music technology company, has launched Made in Ableton Live, a collection of videos which follow a range of artists in the process of making a track. Each video focuses on one artist and the different approaches they have to production, from beatmaking and vocal processing to sound design.
In a medium as versatile as electronic music, every artist has their own workflow to see a piece through from start to finish. The Made in Ableton Live series shows how nine different artists tackle the creative process, whether their inspiration starts by juggling on-the-fly vocal loops or getting experimental with vocoder and autotune, tapping out some finger drumming or layering up soft synths and analog hardware.
You can see how LA-based producer Bad Snacks slices a live take from her electric violin to get a vibe going (below), or how techno artist Eomac creates a full-frequency sound palette from field recordings made on his phone.
According to Ableton, the videos are aimed to appeal to a wide range of producers, from beginners to those working at intermediate and advanced levels.