Ever listen to a track and been floored by the thick, rich tones of the synths? My guess is yes and if so you've probably stopped and wondered, how do they make these incredible sounds? You may already know the answer or at least part of it, layering sounds is a hallmark of electronic music. To make interesting dynamic synth sounds producers layer synths. In Ableton, the easiest way to layer synths is with Instrument Racks.
Few things are as satisfying or as exciting as loud bass. Earth shaking bass is a cornerstone of modern dance music and hip hop. If you want your tunes to measure up to professional releases you need to take care of the low end. Thankfully a powerful low end can be achieved without too much work. In this article we will run you through some of the ways the pros get their basses round, heavy and tight.