David Gilmour Tutorial – Sound on Sound in Ableton Live

This tutorial describes how to recreate David Gilmour’s “Sound on Sound” effect. David uses a dual amp setup on Shine On you Crazy Diamond to achieve an infinite sustain over which he can play solos. Check out this article for a more detailed explanation and a video of the effect as used in concert.

Download the Ableton Live set here, MIDI map an expression pedal to the same controls as shown in the tutorial video, plug in a guitar and “shine on you crazy diamond.”

As Synthtopia.com points out, this effect is not just for guitarists. Keyboard players, electric violinists and even solar powered banjo players can easily add this to their sonic arsenal.

For more info on my Ableton Live centric guitar rig, here is the series and collected articles.

President of Tracy Evans Productions, Inc., designer of Beckinfield – Mass Participation TV, co-founder of Theatrics.com, Tracy has been a stage magician, graphic designer, art director, animator, programmer, web designer, video director, editor, producer, consultant, speaker, and will probably do something else tomorrow.

One Comment on "David Gilmour Tutorial – Sound on Sound in Ableton Live"

  1. Gary says:

    Great analysis and tutorial to reproduce one of the great Glmore signature sounds. I hope you will feature additional effects in your coming works.

    Great job!

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