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
Whether you're a fan of Celldweller or not, there's no denying the quality and inspiration in the samples from his new Kontakt instrument, Transport. Sounds designers and EDM artist take note.
Since 2009 there have been a wide range of Ableton Live specific MIDI controllers released. In this roundup, Noah Pred explores five of the best controllers available for studio and live use.
Reverbical is an inspiring sounding reverb with some innovative features like morphing between presets. Noah Pred puts it to the test in this shimmering review.
So you've been using Ableton Live's freezing and flattening features when mixing or to save CPU. That's great. But you can also employ these tools for creative sound design as Noah Pred demonstrates.
In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.
Designed for rhythmic audio gating, Sinevibes Switch 2.0 also includes a very capable sequencer with control of over 32 gates. Noah Pred discovers whether Switch 2 takes him beyond the gates.
Bengal from Max for Cats is a flexible, polyphonic semi-modular FM synthesizer that's going to get you purring with its delicious pads and growling with its roaring basses. Noah Pred tames the beast.
Do we need more reverb plugins? Wait. Zynaptiq ADAPTIVERB is something special. If the tag line, "harmonic tracking resynthesis" confuses you, don't worry. Think of it as a new frontier for reverbs!
Glass & Steel for Kontakt, has been described by Spitfire Audio as "tuned percussion from another world". Noah Pred finds out how useful its found sounds are for sound designers and producers.
Making music is more accessible than ever due to the low cost of gear. But it's not without its pitfalls. The difficulty is in learning how to use the equipment and be creative and focused with it.
Ableton Live's 9.7 is bringing more lovely features to their recently redesigned sampler, Simpler. Noah Pred, Ableton Certified Trainer, explores some of the power features of this elegant sampler.
BlinkSonic has two innovative Reaktor ensembles, Aetonz and Ruidoz 2, bundled together as Duoz, for use with Native Instruments' Reaktor 5 and 6. But, how inspiring are they?
Spectrum is a hybrid waveform Kontakt instrument from Wave Alchemy based on 14 iconic vintage analog synths. Noah Pred gets under the hood in this detailed review.
Sinevibes latest synth plug-in, Altenator, is rather unique. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequencer controlled. Noah Pred puts this synth through its paces step by step.
Better known for modular style instruments and an OSC controller, Madrona Labs are now entering the audio effect world with Virta. This plug-in takes the concept of vocoding and turns it on its head!
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