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Dubspot Instructor Michael Hatsis aka Banginclude demonstrates how to create electronic dance music style buildups in Ableton Live. In this first installment of a two-part series, Hatsis delves into production techniques essential for crafting pitch effects and filter effects using Live’s Simpler Instrument.

The second installment of the series covers some fundamental mixing approaches commonly used to give builds some extra edge:

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Electronic Dance Music Buildups Pt. 1