Mac DeMarco Remake Projects

This pack contains the five Ableton Live Projects featured in my Mac DeMarco Synth Sounds article, which are complete remakes of the songs:

  • Another One
  • Chamber of Reflection
  • For The First Time
  • On The Level
  • Watching Him Fade Away

These are relatively straightforward projects; each song features 5 tracks at most, but they go a long way to show how much you can do with a limited setup. I recorded bass guitar and used Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 for ‘real’ drums in four of the projects (all but Watching Him Fade Away). All the tracks have been frozen, so if you don’t have SD3, you’ll still be able to open the Live projects and hear the drum audio.

mac demarco on level project ableton

The included Ableton Live Projects contain the following tracks:

Another One

4 tracks:

  • Lead Synth
  • Chord Synth
  • Bass Guitar (audio track)
  • Drums

Chamber of Reflection

5 tracks:

  • Lead Synth
  • Organ 1
  • Organ 2
  • Bass Guitar (audio track)
  • Drums

For The First Time

4 tracks:

  • Lead Synth
  • Chord Synth
  • Bass Guitar (audio track)
  • Drums

On The Level

5 tracks:

  • Lead Synth
  • Chord Synth
  • Bass Guitar (audio track)
  • Drums 1
  • Snare

Watching Him Fade Away

1 track:

  • Chords Synth

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

Synths

  • Arturia DX7 V (Chamber of Reflection only)
  • Roland Cloud D-50 (On The Level only)
  • Superior Drummer 3
  • TAL U-NO-LX

Effects

  • Soundtoys EchoBoy
  • Soundtoys LittlePlate
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • ValhallaVintage Verb
  • XLR Retro Color RC-20 (Chamber of Reflection only)

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.