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How to finish a track – Novation’s guide to putting final touches to your song

How to finish a track – Novation’s guide to putting final touches to your song


If you’re anything like me, you have a folder full of years and years of ideas, demos, and not-quite-theres tucked away where you daren’t look. Luckily for you (and me!) those lovely bunch of musical geniuses over at Novation have put together an easy to digest series of short videos to help you through those final – sometimes painful – stages of getting your idea past the finishing line.

Spoilers: this guide by Novation makes heavy use of – surprise, surprise – awesome Novation products like the Bass Station II, Launchpad, Circuit, and Launch Control, and is geared more towards creating electronic music rather than traditional guitar stuff. However, as we’ve conclusively proven that guitar music is dying in popular culture, you might want to check out some of that gear if you’re unfamiliar with it.

1: Introducing the hardware setup

2: Capturing audio & MIDI in Ableton Live

3: Adding variation using Circuit’s sequencer

4: Using Launchpad Pro to add arrangement variety

5: Ableton arrangement tips with Launch Control XL & Launchpad Pro

6: Performing your Ableton arrangement with Launch Control & Launchpad Pro

7: Completing your mix with Launch Control XL

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