Propellerhead Figure Style Beatmaking In Ableton Live

Propellerhead Figure’s approach to beatmaking has made a splash, but has also left some musicians wanting to bring Figure style beatmaking to their desktop workflows.

In this tutorial, Point Blank instructor Danny J Lewis tries to do just that – creating a rack in Ableton Live that emulates the mechanics behind the way the drum patterns switch in Figure.

This isn’t a recreation of Figure – but demonstrates how you can bring some similar ideas into working in Live.

If you’re interested in this sort of semi-algorithmic approach to beatmaking, check out Julien Bayle’s Protoclidean Sequencer. Bayle’s sequencer explores Euclidean rhythms – an algorithmic approach to distributing beats.

 

3 thoughts on “Propellerhead Figure Style Beatmaking In Ableton Live

    1. From the text right on top of this very page : “This isn’t a recreation of Figure – but demonstrates how you can bring some similar ideas into working in Live.”

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