How To Make Well-Polished, Key-Matched Studio Mixes in Ableton Live (Video)

Today’s post is brought to you by my good friend Steve Gillson, who has put together this fantastic tutorial video where he shows how to easily put together a polished, well-mastered, beatmatched mix using Ableton Live.  He also makes sure that the tracks are key-compatible by using the popular software Mixed In Key.

In less than 15 minutes, Steve will teach you how to make smooth studio mixes that sound great and flow nicely.  This is not a super advanced tutorial, nor is it meant to be.  It is intended to give you a quick-and-dirty run through, in an easy-to-understand way… and I think it does that quite nicely!

In This Video Tutorial, You’ll Learn:

  • How to beatmatch two tracks by “warping” in Ableton Live
  • How to keep bass frequencies from overlapping and overwhelming your mix
  • How to get a clean and loud sound from your end product


P.S. – In case you aren’t familiar, here’s a little bit of information on the Camelot Key Notation System.

About Steve

Steve Gillson is also known as Phrenzy and, more recently, Silent Gloves: a producer of 80’s-inspired EDM, Synthwave, Outrun, and other big synthy sounds.  As described on his Facebook page, “Silent Gloves is skate jams, late-night coastal highway cruising music, 80s nostalgia and the sounds of summer.”  You should check out his release on Rosso Corsa records titled “Silent Gloves – So Real (feat. Patrick Baker)“.

In addition to that, Steve runs a great Internet radio show every Friday night titled Project Friday.  Project Friday is live each and every Friday night from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm Eastern Time. The best in Dreamwave, Synthpop and Dance, and it’s 100% live.  Check it out!

Thanks for your contribution, Steve!