In the first installment of this two-part Ableton Live video tutorial on how to create a custom instrument rack for trap music production, Dubspot instructor Adam Partridge a.k.a. DJ/producer Atropolis shows how to build an advanced instrument rack in Live using Sampler, a Drum Rack, and Live's Arpeggiator.
A Live Instrument Rack is a powerful tool for creating custom devices such as big synths, pads, leads, and drum kits. The first part of this tutorial demonstrates how to create a complex Instrument Rack that will allow you to make sounds found in trap music like varied hi-hat patterns, rolling tuned snares and big sub kick sounds. Even if you're not into trap, this tutorial is a helpful introduction to building complex drum kits using instrument racks. - Adam Partridge