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
From a sequencer triggered by M&Ms to controlling music with our minds to another sequencer controlled by and projecting light, Music Tech Fest was packed with forward thinking tools for music makers.
The recent Ableton Live 9.6 and 9.6.1 updates added some lesser known features to Ableton's flagship instrument/controller, Push 2. In this tutorial Noah Pred lifts the lid on the new features.
Ableton Live's Session view is an excellent playground for generating ideas. The Arrangement area is a great place to arrange, edit, and finish your tracks. Here's how to turn your ideas into tracks.
Noah Pred presents four Max for Live synths that are sure to kick-start your new track and get those creative juices flowing.
So, you're looking for a reverb plug-in that is easy to use but provides unprecedented quality? ... And presets from the likes of Richard Devine and Flood? Enter the Blackhole from Eventide.
So you want analog drum sounds with the convenience of your favorite DAW? How about 400 excellent sounding analog drum samples with 10 Ableton Drum Racks? Read our review now!
So you're a Live user and finally got your first piece of hardware kit. Wondering how to make them work together? This tutorial explores effective techniques to integrate hardware with Ableton Live.
Full-length track previews? Multiple crates? Public playlist sharing? Crates.co has brought all this & more to Beatport's database, delivering a crisp new digital digging experience for power users.
IRCAMAX 2 is a collection of Max for Live tools based on physical modelling, spectral analysis and harmonic re-synthesis. Noah Pred put the whole collection through its paces in this review.
Sine vibes are well-known for their creative effects and Inertia 2.0 takes their already successful sequencer effect & gating plugin and gives it real-time analysis and modulation with DAW sync.
Want eurorack synth sounds with the convenience of a plugin? Wave Alchemy's 3.7 GB Mutate is made up of eurorack bass-oriented synths for Kontakt! Noah Pred uncovers its inspirational sonunds.
NI's Reaktor is a playground for making simple synths and effects, but also caters for the incredibly creative sound designer looking for new ideas. That's where Tim Exile's Flesh joins the party!
Kicking off our Best of 2015 series are our most favourite Ableton Live Packs from this year. Noah Pred reveals his top five with some notable mentions too.
In Part 4 (the final part) of our remixing tips for Ableton Live series, Noah Pred investigates using the Grove Pool and the extremely useful new features in Live 9.5's Simpler.
If you want the most desired and respected emulations of outboard music hardware in native software plugin format, then Anthology X from Eventide is going to turn your head as Noah Pred discovers.
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