Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 6 - Working On The Top Line & Loop Workflow

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Continuing with the top line, it's on to the song's pre-chorus before writing out the lyrics. Once the idea is in place, ill Factor and Jared go into a looping workflow with Ableton Live, allowing ill to work on the production while Jared continues crafting the lyrics.

See how ill Factor:

  • Lay down rough ideas for the top line of the pre-chorus
  • Add effects to fill the space in the top line and add inspiration
  • Start writing the final lyrics
  • Use a loop workflow to continue to build the production while working on the lyrics
  • Break down the guitar recording chain with Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5

Watch ill Factor, produce "Light Shine Through" from Jared Evan. Only on

Find out more about ill Factor's Beatacademy

Find out more about ill Factor's Beatacademy

Equipment & Software


  • Ableton Live Push 2
  • Dangerous Music D-BOX+
  • Focusrite Clarett 8pre
  • Novation Bass Station
  • Novation Impulse 49
  • Novation Launch Control XL
  • Warm Audio WA 73 EQ
  • Warm Audio WA 76 Compressor

Ableton Live Stock Plug-ins

  • Amp
  • Analog
  • Auto Filter
  • Chorus-Ensemble
  • Compressor
  • Delay
  • Drum Buss
  • Echo
  • EQ 8
  • Hybrid Reverb
  • Overdrive
  • Pedal
  • Redux
  • Reverb

3rd Party Plugins

  • Arcade by Output
  • FabFilter Pro Q
  • iZotope Vocal Synth 2
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5
  • Nicky Romero Kickstart
  • Modo Bass
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Roland Zenology
  • Waves Tune Real Time
  • XLN Audio Additive Keys
  • RC-20 Retro Color
  • XLN Audio XO
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ill Factor
Ivan Corraliza, professionally known as ill Factor, began creating music where most everyone begins, in the bedroom fueled by ambition and a dream to turn his hobby into a full-time job. Countless hours of music-making and tweaking led to some moments of frustration while trying to get his music noticed. However, everything changed when Ivan sought out a mentor and was blessed to be taken under the wing of Jimmy Douglass. Jimmy is a veteran in the music industry with more than forty-plus years of experience working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake. He began sharing his network and insights into the Industry with Ivan, which helped Ivan create relationships with artists and industry professionals, turning his hobby of making music into a career.

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