nOob - Creating Spiritual Music

Hi everyone. Total noob here... the other month I bought the introductory Live program and was not able to begin learning it on account of college... but now the semester is over and I can begin doing so.

This weekend I begin going through the online training available on, so I believe that in the short term, it will serve as a worthy introduction to the program and its interface.

In the long term, I want to create contemporary spiritual music. I've listened to many sound samples in the Live Intro, and it seems that some of the instruments I think I need are missing... mind you, being a noob I'm not really certain what instruments I need, but I think they include the harp and possibly the organ.

What might be a good instrument pack to start with that helps me towards my goal of creating spiritual music?

Oh, right now investing in the full Live 8 is not financially possible (it will be in the near future, but not at the time this message is being written).






buck415 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Hey Buck,

    In the intro version, there are no Live instruments, just sample players with many presets. You can still do a lot with that, and can also use your own samples of course.
    If you want extra instruments, i would suggest you use vst instruments. There are a lot of very good instruments out there, many are free too.
    Same thing goes for vst effects.
    Use synthesizers, instruments and effects to create textures, melodies, rythms, record external instruments, etc. It takes some time to learn to make music this way, so there's no 'easy' answer to this.

    Practice, get to know your DAW and instruments, and experiment with effects. Aft that you can make any kind of music you want :-)

    Hope this helps!

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • serakina
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    Hi Buck, I myself make spritiual chillout music, I agree with Near Earth Object, get some decent VST Instruments. They dont have to be expensive ! There are hundreds of very good Free VST to begin with and also cheap VST with lots of posibilities. I sugest you start at for free vst that is the number one playe,  maybe have a look at Steinberg Padshop .

    And Play with your Ableton , there are endless possibilities even with just one instrument / Voice and Abelton Live just play and have fun the inspiration will follow.


    5 years ago | 0 comments

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