Frank Ocean Part Two Remake Projects

This pack contains all three Ableton Live Projects featured in my Frank Ocean Synth Sounds, Part Two article, which are remakes of the songs In My Room, Sideways and Skyline To. Note that the projects aren’t complete songs remakes; they just cover the excerpts as featured in the articles playthrough videos.

These are a diverse set of sounds; In My Room has a classic modern hip-hop beat built around a synth pluck patch that I recreated using Arturia Prophet V. Sideways is taken from Endless and showcases Frank’s idiosyncratic style, with multiple layer synths recreated in Xfer Serum. The Skyline To project recreates the dusty harmonized synth break, with three layers of Arturia Mini V and guitars recreating the section.

I recorded one track of guitar for Skyline To, which I duplicated to create an additional effects layer track. I used a real Roland JV-1080 for the bells in Sideways, but I replaced this with the Roland Cloud JV-1080 plugin in this Ableton Live Project. If you don’t have the Roland Cloud JV-1080, the all tracks are frozen so you can still play and hear the Ableton Live Project without the plugin.

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The included Ableton Live Projects contain the following tracks:

In My Room

4 tracks:

  • Synth Pluck
  • Synth Choir
  • Drum Beat
  • 808 Bass


7 tracks:

  • Main Synth
  • Synth FX Layer
  • Synth Bass
  • Riser
  • Pulse
  • JV Toy Box
  • Drums

Skyline To

5 tracks:

  • Moog High
  • Moog Low
  • Theremin Lead
  • Guitar
  • Guitar FX

These Ableton Live Projects require Ableton Live 10.1 and use the following plugins:


  • Arturia Mini V
  • Arturia Prophet V
  • Roland Cloud JV-1080 (Sideways only)
  • Xfer Serum (Sideways only)


  • D16 Decimort 2 (Sideways only)
  • Soundtoys Crystallizer
  • Soundtoys EchoBoy
  • Valhalla VintageVerb

All tracks have been frozen so if you’re missing any of the above plugins, you’ll still be able to hear the tracks and play the project. If you own the plugins, you can unfreeze the tracks to edit the sounds.