Robyn “Dancing On My Own” Project

This pack features the Ableton Live Project for my remake of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own.

I recreated most of the sounds for this song in Xfer Serum, with additional analog synth sounds from Arturia Prophet-5 V and one instance of GForce M-Tron Pro in the bridge, using what I believe is the original preset used in the actual song.

There’s a lot of clever sound layering used in the original song, which is why it sounds so huge. The chords pad, for instance, is made up of two sounds, one of which is stereoized more intensely than the other. There are at least three different pluck sounds sharing the same melody, and there are also several bass sounds all playing the signature 1/8th note bass plucks.

project screen robyn dancing

The included Ableton Live Project features the following tracks:

Dancing On My Own

9 synth tracks:

  • Arpeggios (Serum)
  • Noisy Sine Synth (Prophet-5 V)
  • Chorus Pad (Serum)
  • Wide Pad (Serum)
  • Pluck 1 Short (Prophet-5 V)
  • Pluck 2 Dark Right (Prophet-5 V)
  • Pluck 3 Bright Left (Prophet-5 V)
  • Mellotron (M-Tron Pro)
  • Extra Synth (Prophet-5 V)

4 bass tracks:

  • Bass Main (Serum)
  • Bass Layer (Serum)
  • Bass Sub (Serum)
  • Bass Bridge (Serum)

4 drum tracks:

  • Drum Kit
  • Perc Extra
  • Crash
  • Reverse Cymbal

This Ableton Live Project requires Ableton Live 11 and uses the following plugins:

Synths

  • Arturia Prophet-5 V
  • GForce M-Tron Pro
  • Xfer Serum

Effects

  • iZotope Ozone Imager 2 (free plugin)
  • Soundtoys Decapitator
  • 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.