Halftime Bass Music: Sound Design Secrets with Vorso in Ableton Live


Stop relying on samples to make Halftime tracks and start creating your own sounds instead! In this course, acclaimed U.K producer Vorso explains in detail some of the advanced sound design and synthesis techniques he uses to create mind-blowing halftime tracks. Kicks, snares, reese basses, weird sounds, pads- you’ll be to effortlessly create all of them from scratch after taking this course.  Check out our interview with Vorso on our podcast here.


$19.99 USD / month

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Results you can expect from this course

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to:

  • Design your own kick drums using advanced sound design techniques like synthesis and sample layering.
  • Use sound design techniques employed by professionals to create realistic tops like cymbals, rides, hi-hats and shakers.
  • Use your own sounds to make Halftime beats and arrange them in creative ways
  • Create mind-boggling downbeat basses that will add energy and excitement to your drops
  • Use simple synthesis techniques to make reese basses and tweak them by adding effects and resampling.
  • Design punchy synthetic snares by combining FM8 synths and samples.
  • Resample your own reese basses to create impressive bass riffs that will blow your listeners’ mind.
  • Create all kinds of weird sounds and glitches that will add interest and movement to your music
  • Use Vorso’s personal sound design techniques to make pads and ambiences

Example Tutorials From This Course

About Your Instructor

Hailing from Bath, Southampton, U.K., Vorso is one of the most versatile and authentic producers from the growing U.K electronic music scene.

Vorso’s diversity is evident in his output, which explores several genres like drum and bass, future beats, halftime, neurofunk and more, while staying true to his own sound.

His unique style has earned him more than 11000 followers on SoundCloud and a growing fanbase in Spotify and Twitter.

He has released with labels such as Inspected, Upscale, Flexout Audio, Lifestyle Music, Saturate and Riotville, and he has collaborated with renowned artists like Eckle, Toka, Revaz and Mr Bill.

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Tutorials In This Course

  • 1. Intro + Acoustic Drums
  • 2. Kicks
  • 3. Snares
  • 4. Tops + Arragement of Beats
  • 5. Downbeat Basses
  • 6. Reeses Part 1
  • 7. Reeses Part 2. Riffs
  • 8. Reeses Part 3. Re Resampling
  • 9. Reeses Part 4. Further Resampling with Kontakt
  • 10. Weird Sounds
  • 11. Weird Sounds 2
  • 12. Pads
  • 13. Arrangement
  • 14. Glitch FX

Software Used In This Course & System Requirements

Software Used In This Course:

  • Ableton Live 10
  • iZotope Trash 2
  • Massive

System Requirements:

  • Intel Mac with OS X 10.7 or later, 4 GB RAM
  • PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10. 4GB RAM

Additional information


Synthesis & Sound Design




Ableton Live, iZotope Trash 2, Massive






$19.99 USD / month

Cancel Any Time. No Contracts.