Making a beat in Ableton Live for the first time (free project file included)

Have you ever wanted to try making a beat in Ableton Live?

If so, join us in the video above, where rapper and Splice Discord team member Walt sat down with us to create his first beat in Ableton Live Lite. In the process, we cover topics like chopping samples in Simpler, sequencing MIDI patterns, arranging kicks and snares in Drum Rack, using automation on effects, and more that are key to creating your first beat.

If you would like to experiment with the Ableton project file of the beat we created, you can download it for absolutely free here. The various samples that were used in the track are also available in this Collection on Splice Sounds.

Do you have any questions on getting started with making music in Ableton Live? What sorts of topics in music production would you like to see us cover next? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and make sure to subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more tips, tutorials, and insights.

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February 18, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.