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Audio Weapons

A must-see course to up your production game on every level!

  • Follow along as Vespers creates a track from start to finish, showcasing all of his workflow tricks.
  • Learn how to harness Live’s power features to write tracks faster.
  • Includes extensive templates, racks, synth patches and samples.

$149.00 USD $39.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes

17

Total Length

9 hours

DAW Used

Live 8 & Suite 8

Downloads

Templates, samples, racks, synth patches

Skill Level

Beginner to intermediate

Product Description

Do you want to get insanely fast with Ableton Live and learn tons of power features? Do you want to be writing better music faster?

Audio Weapons is Vespers’ flagship course where he takes you through his personal track writing process, showing you all the pro-tips along the way. Hundreds of students have now taken and attested to the huge gains possible in a very short time with this program. Vespers is known for teaching all the secrets and holding nothing back. True to this reputation, he’ll be including tons of his custom Racks, samples, presets, and templates.

The concept of Audio Weapons is to give you real world practical training in sound design, synthesis, and music production. You’ll get to see inside the studio with Vespers, as he writes a track from start to finish. You learn how to set up an advanced production template so that when you’re inspired, you can hit the ground running.

Vespers will show you how to decode the arrangement and structure of songs you like, how to learn from them and apply their sequencing secrets in your own tunes. Watch all three full length preview videos from the course below!

Preview Video: Razor Bass Sound Design Tutorial

Audio Weapons includes a killer combo of HD videos and extensive Ableton templates to equip you with all the right knowledge and tools. You get access to the streaming videos for a full 12 months after purchase, so you can go back and review them as much as you want.

What You Get

  • Over 9 hours of in-depth, streaming HD video instruction.
  • Student Discounts: 20-60% off on third-party software from our partners!
  • Vespers’ action-packed Ableton production template that he personally uses to write tracks
  • Vespers Audio Weapons Production Template Includes:
    • A gigantic Drum Rack containing multitudes of kicks, snares, toms and hats
    • Custom Synth patches for Massive, Razor, and Operator
    • The “Daddy’s Home” bass Rack with over 50 phat bass patches, all processed with Universal Audio analog emulations
    • The “Rock Solid” sub bass instrument for deadly subs
    • A white noise generator and processing Rack for builds, drops and pumping white noise
    • The “Atomic Bomb” sub drop & impact Rack for huge breakdowns and drop effects
    • Several Racks and instruments for generating epic risers and transition effects
    • Multitudes of custom, dub-step inspired bass “Woofer Kandy” wobble bass samples, pre-loaded into Samplers
    • 9 custom send and return Racks for parallel processing

Preview Video: How to Make a Sub Bass Layer in Operator

What You’ll Learn

  • Template set: Building a kickass template that will act as your starting point, a sonic palette of sounds from which you can write a professional sounding track in minimal time.
  • Song arrangement: Special song arrangement techniques that’ll keep your inspiration flowing so you don’t get stuck.
  • Kick sound design: Using layered samples and special processing & EQ techniques to get a tight, punchy kick drum.
  • Snare and hat sound design: Selecting the right samples, pitching percussion to add impact, and bus compression get a heavy snare and sizzling hi hats.
  • Drum & parallel processing: Using New York style compression and transient envelope shapers to give our percussion more of an edge.
  • MIDI drum programming: MIDI programming tips to help you quickly build exciting drum patterns with variation and humanization.
  • Bass sound design: Bass sound design in Native Instruments Razor and processing with distortion, filters, compression, limiting and sidechain compression to the kick.
  • Bass modulation: Playing in bass with a MIDI keyboard, creating slides with the pitch wheel, and modulating with FX macros.
  • Sub bass: Adding a sub layer to our bass with Ableton’s Operator & designing sub drops in Native Instruments Massive.
  • Advanced bass sound design: Creating a nasty, multi-oscillator patch in Massive and modulating it using Performers and Envelopes.
  • Bass multi-band effects processing: Splitting our bass into 3 separate frequency bands and processing each band with a special chain of FX to hype things up.
  • Bass in Ableton Sampler: Using the multi-patch bass rack included in the course, which has 50 huge bass patches in one Sampler.
  • Lead keys: Adding in some distorted lead keys from Native Instruments B4 organ.
  • Song structure & recording from Session into Arrangement view: How to easily get your song structure from Session View and record it into Arrangement View.
  • Breakdowns, build ups & epic drops: Effectively using these in your song.
  • Transition effects: How to create unique transition effects, like reverse reverbs, FX risers and fallers to keep your song flowing

Preview Video: How to Make a Multi-Band Audio Effect Rack for Bass

After taking this course we guarantee you’ll be able to:

  • Make huge bass sounds that DOMINATE the perfect frequency ranges to drive the low end of your track.
  • Design phat and punchy drums and program them with special MIDI ninja tricks.
  • Pick apart the arrangement and structure of your favourite songs and apply their sequencing secrets in your own tunes

What skill level is this course?
Beginner to Intermediate. You don’t need to be a pro, but we do assume you’re familiar with the basics of Ableton Live. If you are a total beginner with Live, start with Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart and the Producer Bundle on this site, and then take Synthesis 101 on Vespers.ca.

Is this course applicable to my genre?
In a word – yes. The techniques we teach can be applied universally to virtually any electronic music genre.

How long can I access this course and the videos?
You have lifetime access to this course.

How is this course different from previous Audio Weapons programs you’ve offered?
Many of our students have been asking for a version of Audio Weapons that includes purely the videos at a reduced price. So this is exactly the same as the previous versions, but without the interactive webinar portion.

What software and plugins do I need?
In this course we teach cross platform technique and approaches. This means you will be able to implement the techniques with virtually any setup. The following plugins are used, but are not necessary to gain knowledge from the course. We use Native Instruments Massive and Razor to create sounds, as well as some of the Fab Filter plugins (Pro-Q and Pro-C). Within Ableton, we use Operator, Amp and Sampler (these are all included with Ableton Suite and/or can be purchased individually).

What if I don’t like the course?
We want you to be as excited about your course as we are. If for any reason you’re not 100% happy with it, we offer a no-hassle, no-BS, super easy 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 30 days after purchase we will refund your money.

What version of Live do I need to use the course?
Ideally Live 8.2.2, although to gain full functionality, Live Suite is best. A demo of Live Suite is available at https://ableton.com, though be sure and wait until the course begins if you go this route as it will expire after 30 days.

What if I don’t have Live?
This is course is designed to teach concepts, and because of this, Ableton Live itself is not 100% necessary so long as you have a comparable DAW to work with.

What if I have trouble viewing the streaming videos?
Important: To get the best experience, we highly recommend you use the most updated version of Google’s free Chrome browser. This functions best with our streaming video players.

Can I download the videos?
No, but you have full access to all the video content after signing up. You can also access the videos from virtually any mobile device.

Are there any system requirements?
Yes, a broadband internet connection and computer are required. Minimum requirements are obviously the ability to run Ableton Live 8 so any computer with Mac OS 10.5 & Windows XP or newer should do just fine.

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Vespers, I have to say Audio Weapons is easily the best music related investment I’ve made to date! The DEVASTATOR Drum Rack was worth the price of admission alone in my opinion (and I use NI Maschine)!
– Jake Rivera (aka Sun in Aquarius) and owner of Enigmatik Records: www.enigmatikrecords.com

I have not been this inspired in music since I first started spinning and I am looking forward to using all your useful information on my journey into the production world.
– Wacey (aka Buffalo Child Crier)

You’re one of the clearest teachers I’ve ever come across. You teach like I think. So it’s very easy to learn from you man. Well done. You have the right balance between politeness, clarity, detail and pace. 10 out of 10.
– Dave Marcotte

Not only do you break things apart in an easy and comprehensive way but your videos have opened new doors for my approach on Live. I’ve been a Live user for almost 2 years and have never taken it to its full potential as I can now see is absolutely possible with your tutorials and techniques.
– Ovosho

Vespers just “has it.” He knows the issues that will trip you up and has ready, easy-to-understand answers for those very questions. There were many little things that gave me “Eureka!” moments, but probably the single most valuable thing I learned is to see the track begin and end – to see the entire process from start to finish was invaluable. Highly recommended. I will sign up for any intermediate or advanced seminars Vespers chooses to give.
– Douglas Grimm

The course was phenomenal. I didn’t know I could learn so much in such a short time. The “gaps” I had in my production knowledge from self exploration over the past couple years were all filled in, from basic sound design, to midi programming, to mix down, and more. I feel I truly have foundational knowledge needed to use Ableton. I am excited to write/produce music again! Thank you Vespers! I look forward to participating in future courses. :-)
– Jason Figg

There were no “secrets” you were unwilling to share or explain. Great course, learned a ton, extremely gifted instructor, and producer. Thanks again!
– Joe Ashlar

My formal training lies more along counselling and working with youth. It is with this training that I recognize—and very much appreciate—your approach with the design and implementation of this course. I have worked under and beside many professionals who could greatly benefit from observing not only your approach towards students, but also your approach towards human beings in general.
– Patrick “MistaDemon” Young

I found your Audio Weapons course an absolutely indispensable learning tool. A set of classes that I will, without doubt, be referencing daily and using as a spring board for many, many months to come. I can’t thank you enough for making this amount of your personal material, experience and explanatory, high quality HD videos available for such a reasonable fee.
– Wayne Boon

$149.00 USD $39.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes

17

Total Length

9 hours

DAW Used

Live 8 & Suite 8

Downloads

Templates, samples, racks, synth patches

Skill Level

Beginner to intermediate