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: Plogue Chipspeech, Voice of the Machines

Plogue tasked themselves with bringing back to life the classic machine speech synths from many a popular electronic toy from childhoods now past. Noah Pred discovers a unique and playable instrument.

Ableton Live 9 Arrangement Automation Tips

Don't waste your time when it comes to producing tracks. Knowing how to quickly wrap up those Ableton Live-based projects with these workflow techniques from Noah Pred will save you in the long run

Best Ableton Live Packs of 2014

Noah Pred gives a nod in the direction of some of his favorite Ableton Live packs of 2014 in this feature review.

Review: touchAble 3, the Ultimate iPad Controller for Ableton?

If you thought controlling Ableton Live using your iPad had to be serious and limited, think again. touchAble 3 redefines how useful an iPad can be... and how fun it can be as an Ableton controller.

Cultivating Chaos in Electronic Music Production

Looking for some inspiration for your next music track, maybe it's time to cultivate and embrace chaos. Noah Pred explains and shows how to randomise drums in Ableton Live.

Polyrhythmic Programming With Ableton Push

If you're an Ableton Push owner and are feeling bored or constrained by the 4/4 time signature most of your projects are in, then this tutorial is for you. Here's how to program Push polyrhythmically.

Review: Sugar Bytes Looperator: Spice Up Your Loops

Looking for an easy to use loop randomizing, processing, slicing effects plug-in? With great effects included, Sugar Bytes Looperator seems to have it all covered. Noah Pred takes a closer look.

Review: u-he Bazille

u-he are at it again with another excellent sounding synth at a great price. Noah Pred puts their digital modular beast, Bazille, to the test and finds lots and lots to like in this in-depth review.

Review: Rob Papen Punch-BD

We dare you to play a Rob Papen synth and not be inspired! Noah Pred puts Punch-BD virtual drum synth through its paces and finds it punches above its weight in our in-depth review.

Create Full-Spectrum Pads Using Multiband Sidechaining In Ableton Live 9

Multiband sidechaining in Ableton doesn't mean your dynamic full-spectrum pads need to lose their texture and mood. Noah Pred shows how to have your cake and eat it and keep the dance floor moving.

6 Reasons All DJs Should Be Using Pioneer's Rekordbox Software

Whatever digital technology you use to DJ on, chances are you keep your tracks on a USB stick. If so, then Pioneer's Rekordbox (free) is essential. Noah Pred explains why.

Effective Warping Tips in Ableton Live 9

If you've used Ableton Live 9's Warp features and don't rate it highly, you might be doing something wrong! Noah Pred shows how to warp audio effectively and error-free in this essential tutorial.

5 Benefits of Collaboration for Electronic Artists

When it comes to electronic music production, you might be forgiven for imagining a lone producer creating tracks in isolation. It doesn't have to be that way, and music may even be better together.

Review: Tone2Audio RayBlaster: Formanting the Future


We've heard it all before, right? Innovative synth... Truly unique... something different... but RayBlaster from Tone2 Audio Software looks set to actually live up to the marketing hype!!

In the Booth: Essential Tips for DJs

Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.