Rory Dow

Rory Dow

Rory Dow is a musician, sound designer and writer. He spent 15 years as a freelance musician writing for television before side-stepping into music software production. The majority of his work is taken up as a trainer and sound designer for London-based software company FXpansion but he also likes to write music and articles and is a self-confessed synth geek.

Articles by Rory Dow

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Ableton Live 64-bit BETA. How Does it Benefit You?

Unless you've been living under a rock this past month (or just returned from an internet-free vacation) you'll have heard that Ableton released a 64-bit version of Live. So, what are the benefits?

All About Groove in Ableton Live

Get your groove on with Rory Dow as he shows how to bring essential swing to your tracks in Ableton Live.

Ableton Live: Chopping beats MPC style

Get your groove on with Rory Dow as he taps you through the process of chopping up beats in Ableton Live MPC-style.

Ableton Live: Transposing clips Using a MIDI keyboard

There's plenty of useful tricks for working in Ableton Live which make life feel wonderful! Rory Dow, Ableton expert, explores the ins and outs for transposing clips using a MIDI Controller.

Ableton Live: Simpler vs Sampler

Ableton has you covered in the sampler department: Simpler, or its big brother, Sampler. And they both talk to each other as any good siblings do. Rory Dow explains the differences & which to use when

Review: Dave Smith Instruments Tempest Drum Machine

When Dave Smith & Roger Linn collaborate on an analog drum machine you can expect something special. Rory Dow, synth master, gets hands on and discovers Tempest is more than just a drum machine!

5 Great Max for Live Devices

Rory Dow, Ableton fiend, explores 5 (well 6 really, but who's counting?) Max for Live devices that take Ableton Live into new creative realms for music creation. Check them out inside.

3 Tips to Speed Up Everyday Workflow in Ableton Live

Ableton users are always on the look out for more workflow tips… so Rory Dow, Ableton tipster extraordinaire, has come up with 3 essential Ableton Live tips for studio use and/or live performance.

Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live

Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.