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
Berlin-based Surreal Machines have come up with a couple of awesome new delay plug-ins and Noah Pred thinks they might be the last dub tools you ever need...
When is a reverb more than a reverb? When it's Sinevibes' Emission, with a host of interesting controls to give you a fresh take on adding space and depth to your productions for just $29.
Robert Henke is one of the brains behind Ableton Live and also Monolake as well as an all-round tech visionary. Noah Pred caught up with him in Berlin to get his thoughts on music and much more.
Reaktor provides an almost endless set of sound design possibilities. So when Tim Exile really goes to town, you know he's going to produce something very special...
Kontakt allows developers - with a great deal of work - to build some truly astonishing self-contained instruments. Noah Pred finds out if Sample Logic's Rhythmology is up there with the best.
Max for Live development continued to deliver a wealth of fascinating devices over the last year. From mind-blowing effects to top-notch semi-modular instruments, here are five of our favorites.
Racks are one of Ableton Live's most powerful features. In this workshop, Noah Pred shares his pro tips for building them bigger and better than ever.
Delay can be a vital tool in your mixing arsenal. If you want something that goes beyond your DAW's standard delay, Sinevibes just might have the answer with Dispersion.
Ableton Live is still a great tool for live performance, as its name suggests. Here are eight pro tips for getting the most out of it in performance situations.
This software synth based on an obscure classic ticks all the boxes. But what's the story behind the PolyKBIII? And more importantly, how does it sound?
Drums sound best with plenty of punch. We put Surreal Machines' latest Max for Live effects, Crack and Impact, through their paces.
Rob papen's original Predator is a monster synth, so we were very curious to hunt down Predator 2, explore its new sound design tools, and discover how it would improve upon a winning instrument.
Is this a first? A reverb effect to help truly sonically shape harmonics. Fabfilter's Pro-R could be accurately described as a surgical reverb plugin. Noah Pred tests out its repairing abilities.
14 iconic drum machines. One plugin. Wave Alchemy have created an instrument for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player which offers and promises so much. But does it beat the rest?
If you've got drum hardware machines, synths and sequencers in your studio, Ableton Live can be a great hub. But it can be complicated to get all MIDI and audio in sync, right? Noah Pred shows how.
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