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: Wave Alchemy Spectrum Synth

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.

Review: Sinevibes Alternator: Alternative Synthesis

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.

Review: Madrona Labs Virta

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!

Is This The Future For Music Makers From Music Tech Fest 2016?

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.

Exploring What's New For Push 2 In Ableton Live 9.6 & 9.6.1

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 Strategies: From Session To Arrangement

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.

4 Free Max for Live Synths to Spark Your Creativity

Noah Pred presents four Max for Live synths that are sure to kick-start your new track and get those creative juices flowing.

Review: Eventide Blackhole: Lost In Space

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.

Review: Mode Audio Resonate, An Analog Drum Mode

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!

How To Integrate External Music Hardware In Ableton Live

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.

Why Crates.co Is The Beatport Update You Didn't Know You Needed

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.

Review: IRCAMAX 2: Spectral Bugaloo

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.

Review: Sinevibes Inertia

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.

Review: Wave Alchemy Mutate, Eurorack Multi-Samples For Kontakt

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.

Review: Tim Exile's Flesh: His Latest Reaktor Masterpiece

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!