Extend your 12 bars to 24 bars in Live’s Arrangement View and upload your results to Splice.  (Please add “deltasoundlabs” as a collaborator). Follow these steps.
1. Integrate audio samples using one or more of the following techniques:

  • Basic Audio Edits (cuts + fades)
  • Warping
  • Slice to MIDI
  • Audio to MIDI

Download 1 to 2 samples from http://freesound.org

  • Your sample can be environmental (natural versus manmade)
  • Your sample can also be a recording of a musical instrument

2. Do/ask the following

  • Assess transient structure – what kind of onsets exist?
  • Assess dynamic structure – peaks and troughs, variation in amplitude over time
  • How is energy distributed in the frequency spectrum – what/where are the most prominent frequencies?
  • How can I exploit these structures for compositional gain?

3. Try applying audio effects to achieve more controlled timbral and pitched results with noisier or experimental source material

  • Try using EQ 8 + Delay or Resonator to create more harmonically concentrated and rich sounds around your tonic and related diatonic tones
  • Try Echo with delay rolled off to avail of the analog distortion model at the input stage
  • Try Echo’s final reverb/feedback stage to create dense textures
  • Try quantizing transients in your environmental source material to create a coherent beat
  • Try side-chain compression with the Glue compressor to create an inter-dependent relationship between two instruments with similar frequency content