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Find Your Sound - Journeys: Techno

Find Your Sound - Journeys are a series of short films documenting the process of creating original music using sounds we have found across the world with Launchpad.

For our second journey we headed out to explore the industrial soundscapes between Rotterdam and Berlin, the spiritual homes of techno and hard electronica styles. We wanted to create an authentic dark techno track, and the diverse concrete and metal environments of the two cities felt like ideal spaces to capture the sounds we needed to make our vision a reality.

“It’s been a very interesting process exploring the soundscapes of two very modern cities. There’s been some happy accidents along the way, and it just goes to show there is some musicality to be found from all this urban noise.”

Watch our journey in the short film and then be sure check out the track in full below. You can then download the Ableton Live session packed full of sounds from the techno Rotterdam and Berlin recordings, to experiment and create your own music.

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Watch the techno doc:

“When we actually take time to listen, it’s amazing what you can hear. There are powerful sounds happening all around us, but we block so much of it out as noise.”

Watch the techno performance:

Download Ableton session

The download is approximately 800MB and you will need to make sure you are using Ableton Live Lite 10.1.3 or better. If you don’t have the latest version of Live, you can still download the file and access the .wav’s.