XY StudioTools has today released Song Sketch, a new tool based on Max For Live with which one can work more easily and quickly with arrangements in Ableton Live.
It lets you work and experiment with arrangements in parallel with creating musical parts, allowing you to load, edit, create different arrangement patterns, and apply them to your music.
Song Sketch can be seen as a song sketchbook made for Live in which an entire song can be created. Could be super handy for producers who love Ableton Live but prefer using a workflow like in Logic Pro X. More precisely less a loop launching workflow.
Song Sketch Works Great For
- Speed up song arrangement. In Song Sketch you can quickly draft a song arrangement based on your musical ideas.
- Achieve an integrated workflow. Song Sketch supports easy switching between composing the parts and arranging the song.
- Explore. Accessing arrangement patterns of different styles makes it fun and intuitive to explore arrangement techniques in new genres.
- Leverage your experience. While in the traditional DAW workflow, an arrangement is tied to one project, Song Sketch introduces the possibility to work with arrangement as presets that can be customised and used with different musical ideas.
Song Sketch comes with a set of arrangement templates/patterns (called Sketches) in different genres and styles. Song Sketch includes four libraries with a total of 48 templates in the genres of Hip Hop, House, Techno and Pop. Additional libraries can be imported and new sets of templates will soon be available as add-ons.
Applying various arrangement templates enables you to quickly test your loops in a full-length song. You can also customize the arrangements, for instance by swapping parts to apply the pattern to your loops in different ways, or by editing the length and placement of the different parts of your song.
Any work you do in Song Sketch can be saved as a new arrangement template (Sketch). You can also create your own templates from scratch and share them with others.
XY StudioTools Song Sketch is available now for 39€. It requires Ableton Live & Max For Live.
More information here: XYStudioTools
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