Noah Pred

Noah Pred

Noah Pred is a Canadian record producer, sound designer, technologist, DJ, and Ableton Certified Trainer living in Berlin, Germany. Releasing dozens of records and touring extensively since the '90s, he currently teaches a wide variety of techniques for stage and studio at the BIMM Institute. For more information, please visit: http://noahpred.com

Articles by Noah Pred

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Review: Ableton Dub Machines

There's a growing numbers of classic, hardware modeled delay plug-ins to satisfy most tastebuds. Noah Pred finds out how Ableton's Dub Machines device fares and, more importantly, how good it sounds.

Review: Creative Junk: Inspiring Noise

Looking to spice up your digital sessions with unusual organic content? Paper Stone is here to help with a 1 GB Kontakt library including 20 instruments. Noah Pred puts it through its paces.

Accelerated Mixing Tricks In Ableton Live 9

Don't let mixing feel like a chore! Using some of Ableton Live 9's handy commands and features you can cut through the clinical aspects and make your tracks sound great in the process.

Review: FabFilter Timeless 2, Hot Dub Time Machine

A "hot dub time machine"?? What on earth does that even mean when describing an audio plug-in by FabFilter? Find out in this cool review from Noah Pred.

Building Dynamic Layered Claps From Scratch In Ableton Live 9

Where would modern music, to say nothing of electronic music, be without a heavy downbeat accent on the second and fourth beats of a 4/4 bar? Noah Pred shows how to create stacked claps in Live 9.

4 Quick Tips for Fatter Drums in Ableton Live 9's Drum Racks

Everyone wants bigger, fatter, chunkier drums right? Thin sounding drums very rarely cut it! Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shares 4 quick tips to plump up your beats using Live 9's Drum Racks.

Review: Kaivo: Granular Super Model

Sometimes 'simple' is overrated. Especially in the world of granular synths, it can be more satisfying to spend time getting to know a synth in-depth as Noah Pred discovers with Madrona Labs' Kaivo.

The Best Max For Live Devices, Part 4: Four More Cool Devices

Continuing our exploration of the Max for Live community's vast offerings (for Ableton Live 9 users), we'll take a quick peek at four cool devices destined to spice up your work flow.

Review: Rob Papen Blue II

Rob Papen continues to raise the bar with his software synths and effects, from Predator to SubBoomBass, RP-Verb to RP-Delay. But how does the highly anticipated Blue II measure up?

The Best Max for Live Devices, Part 3

Continuing this series exploring some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live, Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, puts Dopplerama and Reverse-esreveR under the microscope.

FREE Live Pack: Elektron Legacy Drums LITE

Elektron's Machinedrum is about to be superseded by Analog Rytm, but fret not. Noah Pred sampled the original and painstakingly made a Drum Rack out of them. Live 9 users download these FREE here.

Integrating External Instruments With Racks in Your Ableton Live Rig

There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.

Review: Twisted Tools Vortex & Scapes

If you need exceptional sound design tools for NI's Reaktor then the Twisted Tools collection may be your first port of call. Noah Pred explores Vortex & Scapes.

The Best Max for Live Devices, Part 2: SubtleSonic AnalogKick

Continuing our series on uncovering some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live, certified trainer Noah Pred explores Peter McCullock's SubtleSonic AnalogKick.

The Best Max For Live Devices in Live 9, Part 1

In this new series by Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, we'll explore some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live. Starting off we look at ML-185 Step Sequencer by 3st.