Let’s check this Tron Legacy video published by Sound Designer and Producer Chris Kowalski. The sound of the video isn’t the original sound design work of the movie, it’s a sound recreation made by Chris on Ableton Live, with some libraries, Propellerhead Reason, and Reaktor.
“Two things i would loved to have…. Nudge ….and the ability to change the grid to frames instead of time/bars beats. Overall it was extremely fun to do. I used a combination of library sounds for the light cycles…. propellerheads reason/NI Reaktor. Also what was a god send was abletons new crossfade tool… and the ability to do transpose automation (came in handy on the bike modulation).
Anyhow… Just wanted to see how many others out there are using Ableton for post production sound editing/design. I really do hope the company turns around and provide’s true video support at some point.”
Ableton Live has really good tools for sound design but scoring with Live “is a bit of a beast” as said Peter Kirn at CDM. Let`s see another video, this time by Nick Maxwell teaching some sound design techniques and creative audio manipulation in Ableton Live creating icy shimmer from a Field Recording:
If you like it, visit Nick’s Tutorials and get more sound design recipes for Ableton Live!
What do you think about the Tron’s sound recreation? Do you use Ableton Live for Sound Design/Scoring?