How to Make Drone Sounds Easy with Ableton, Lom Geofon and Free Plugins

How to Make Drone Sounds Easy with Ableton, Lom Geofon and Free Plugins

How to Make Drone Sounds in Ableton with Geofón and Free Plugins




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  1. Gery Verlinden on November 1, 2021 at 11:35 am

    you can experiment further with ‘ warp’ modes on the audio clip and there is a button:’ *2′ this will dubble the length of your audio file and stretch out the audiofile

  2. A.Kubovic on November 1, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The Geofón hears especially the lower frequencies. Why not use a contact microphone or just a piezo transducer and if you are interested in lower frequencies, then use a filter? Nice video btw, thank you!

  3. Dennar on November 1, 2021 at 11:36 am

    You are awesome man! Thx for ur inspiration. and yes, plz more tutors like that)))
    much love 🙂

  4. Banda Low on November 1, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Thank you brother ❤️🙏

  5. Prashant Mishra on November 1, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Button pusher
    Knob turner
    Level raiser

    Need to get this t shirt.

  6. Yenra on November 1, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Eagerly awaiting my Geofón; can’t wait to try.

  7. Ethiks on November 1, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Tf is a geofôn? & how much does one cost?

  8. raj lippy on November 1, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Very creative my friend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Tom Scharre on November 1, 2021 at 11:44 am

    brother, this was such a great video thank a LOT!

  10. Sound Guy Abhishek Varu on November 1, 2021 at 11:46 am

    I wish I was your Neighbour 😱

  11. Adel on November 1, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Just found out about you through some of your free sound packs that you posted on Reddit and was amazed by how generous you were with most of them being free and all of them being only 20$ So I checked out your site and found this video and your joy and excitement in it made me an instant fan! I love what you’re doing with this stuff please keep it up! I’m also new to Ableton but I’ve been producing music on other software for years. To make a different type of drone maybe more sci-fi or intense sounding, try creating one of those sweeping dark drones and throwing it through some distortion! Camel Crusher is a super powerful free one but also Amp in Ableton is amazing! Good Luck!

  12. jijo vg on November 1, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Your skill + ablton = 🔥🔥🔥🔥😍

  13. Jens-Chr Strandos on November 1, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Nice video. I really like your videos and your attitudes to what you are doing. And no – You don’t talk too much, keep up the good work 🙂

  14. on November 1, 2021 at 11:48 am

    You can record heart beats, but if you put it at you head, can you record those voices in your head?

  15. Gordon Rayan on November 1, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Try Bitwig Studio, a sound designer’s heaven.

  16. Gordon Rayan on November 1, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Cecilia 5 – free of course – is great for creating drones and pads

  17. siddhesh sardesai on November 1, 2021 at 11:56 am

    This is dope….thanks for sharing

  18. Markste_in on November 1, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    i really like ur spirit 🙂

  19. realKibou on November 1, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    "Finally a german that is smiling!" my girlfriend said. I am German …. haha

  20. The Sound FX Guy on November 1, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Love it. I just got some cheap contact mics to play around with so this is great.

  21. Yellow Leaf Production on November 1, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Your enthusiasm is fantastic to watch!

  22. Jon White on November 1, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Your excitement and joy is contagious. Thanks again for these videos!

  23. Oswald Bangalter on November 1, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Nice video, and amazing sounds
    You should try "Paul Stretch" its free
    Greetings from Mexico

  24. waldo on November 1, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    2:45 kinda sound like massive submarine/ship turns

  25. succisa68 on November 1, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you a lot for this beatiful video. You inspire me to make drone music.

  26. Sergey Egorkin on November 1, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Cheers! Keep it up! I’ve just downloaded Valhallas, will find em useful in upcoming projects!

  27. Erik Torstensson on November 1, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    You should also try your samples in abletons convolution reverb plugin..

  28. 99LETTERS on November 1, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    nice review man.

  29. Christian Neuberger on November 1, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Awesome video! I’d love to see more of these demonstrations on how to creatively work with field recordings. 🙂
    btw. you can try to put OTT on foley recordings. OTT is an ableton preset for the multiband dynamics effect and kind of a cliche by now, but OTT can extract microsounds and character from sounds. I tried it on the geofon sounds and discovered a whole other soundscape in between the hits.
    also try the amp effect, which can give some sounds an interesting edge (adjust the dry/wet to taste)
    another thing you can try is to load tonal sound snippets into ableton wavetable for some interesting wavetables.

  30. Kenni Lorenni on November 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Some videos ago I was just about to comment and say that you guys should get into Ableton and that it would be a total mind blower along with all your recording equipment…and now, here you are with Ableton 🙂 Always thought, since I found your channel, how your face would look after finding out about all the stuff Ableton can do LOL… Welcome to another whole new level of sound! Thanks for the videos, once again.

  31. iComplainer on November 1, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    "ambient drone effects"

  32. Florian LFB on November 1, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Best drone Sounds U could hear on youtube ! 😮

  33. Sajjad Khan on November 1, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Greetings from Wales my friend, I have a question and I am sure you must have answered that plenty of times lol but can I ask, If i were to buy your whole collection of sounds from your website, would I be able to use them for my projects on let’s say youtube or vimeo? I do not plan on editing the audio but instead make my video and use your audio. Does it make sense? One example would be that let’s say I make a rain video, record a video of my own but use your audio of rain sounds instead of using my own audio as I am not good at recording sounds. Would I be able to do it? Thank you in advance.

  34. Anton Pickard on November 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Big fan of LOM – hoping to get a Geofon when there is another batch from Jonas – thanks for being so inspiring

  35. Robin Rowell on November 1, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Fun! Thanks for sharing your explorations!

  36. Isze Wutah on November 1, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    this is very inspiring. thank u so much for sharing this with the world. I love how you just follow your excitement and have fun creating :’)
    “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
    ― Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia

  37. devanois on November 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    It’s incredible what you can create with the geophone and a computer program. Thank you for your advice using plugins to sculpture sounds. I’d love to see more stuff like that. Cheers.

  38. Ahmed Adam BD on November 1, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for any helpful sharing. Your sympathetic reactions remind me of a French actor: Louis de Funès:

    Perhaps using the Zoom F6 as an audio interface could help your computer perform better in rendering.

  39. Bunny Mast on November 1, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    great stuff

  40. lilDaveist on November 1, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    When you click on your recorded track you are able to retrieve everything 🙂 it just looks like it overwrote it but that‘s not the case.

    Nice video 🙂

  41. Liberated Turmoil on November 1, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    I love love love this video! Your energy is contagious. I am going to download supermassive right now and experiment with my sounds. Thank you 😃