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Roger Sanchez: How to Use Logic and Ableton Live Together

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In a phenomenal lesson for Mixmasters, Roger Sanchez shows how to use Logic and Ableton Live together to make a track.

 

Roger Sanchez needs no introduction, but just for good measure: 

 

Roger is the definition of hustle, priding himself on a rock solid work ethic and with good reason, it’s taken him from humble beginnings in New York to international acclaim. He continues to this day to put everything he has and more into his career.

 

With residencies and appearances at the biggest and best clubs across the world and a plethora of releases on heavy hitters such as Strictly Rhythm, One Records and Defected and more. Whilst also releasing his own work and supporting upcoming talent on his labels Stealth and UNDR THE RADAR. He has remixed: The Police, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5 and more, even receiving a Grammy for “Best Remixed Recording” in 2003.

 

Roger strives to always move forward in his productions, re-defining House. And to top it off, this man’s teaching style is as accessible and addictive as his personality.

  

Here are some professional insights taken from his lesson:

 

Roger Sanchez: How to Use Logic and Ableton Live Together: Producer Insights





  • You can use Ableton to quickly build a sketch of a groove for your track. It’s easy to chop up loops, flip them and make them your own.
  • Once you have your basic groove in Ableton Live you can import it as stems into Logic to develop your track further, adding other elements such as synths, other instruments etc.
  • Building your track in sections until you have a basic overview can help with arrangement.

  

Full Tutorial Description

  • Using Ableton Live and Logic together to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Sketching a groove in Ableton Live.
  • Bouncing down stems to develop further in Logic.
  • Using Ableton Live through Logic with ReWire.
  • Delay sends and returns for vocals.
  • Separating workflow.
  • Getting samples cleared.
  • Rogers go-to hardware for production.
  • Breaking production patterns. 

 

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