How can you add effects and layers to a sound, without taking anything away from a sound?
Let met introduce you to the concept of “parallel processing”: doubling the signal chain for sounds, affecting them individually, and then merging them back together. The same concept leads us to creating dub effects, and layering instrument sounds.
I show this in Ableton Live, but the concept is universal and applies in all DAWs!
0:00 The essentials of Parallel Processing
3:08 Using the Effect Rack in Ableton Live
3:49 Dub effects
4:33 Grouping instruments
5:27 Feeling overwhelmed making music?