Free Weekly Ableton Live Rack #7: “Dubstep Lawnmower Man”

Lawnmower Man!

There’s one clear way to tell when Spring has arrived in your quiet suburban neighborhood, and it usually arrives just after dawn, on a Saturday morning that you were planning on sleeping away.  First, the heavy throbbing of a diesel engine truck, next is the unassuming sound of a weed-whacker motor, and then the symphony is finally complete with the wild cackle of a large ride-on mower.  As the distant machines hum and mix with the ones just outside your window, you know Spring has at last arrived.

This week, I am harnessing the power of the lawnmower’s song and coupling  it with a deep sub bass sound to create the “Dubstep Lawnmower Man” synth.  After sampling my lawnmower, I have applied filters and effects associate with the Dubstep genre to create those massive filter wobbles that have become so popular.  Next, a deep sub bass synth was create using Ableton’s Analog synth to really get those speakers shaking.  Each sound can be mixed together or played separately, which means even if you are not into the sound of my aging Craftsman mower, you still have a chest thumping bass sound to play around with.

Along with the synth rack, I have thrown together a short phrase of music that I invite you to play around with, remix, sample, and create something new with.  Send your results to afrodjmac@gmail.com or post to SoundCloud and I will post it on this blog, along with a link to your site.  Cross promotion!

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