By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.
Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.
Drum fills are an essential component of modern electronic music. In this short video, DJ Kiva shows you how to program them quickly in Ableton Live to create cool sounding variations.
Nothing sounds cooler than stuttered, repeated beats and patterns faster than the hand could ever play. Here, Noah Pred shows you how to create them in Ableton Live with the Beat Repeat effect.
Keeping your Drum and Bass tunes from sounding overly repetitive can be a challenge. In this video tutorial, Multiplier offers some useful advice for adding subtle variations to the drum track.
We’re getting more and more excited by the imminent arrival of the Launchpad Pro by Novation. We first got hands-on with it at NAMM 2015 in January, and so almost 6 months later it’s about to drop…
Don't get stuck in one repetitive kick and snare groove. Ableton Live's duplicate feature can be a simple way for beginners and veterans alike to help freshen up their beats. Here's how.
Generating patterns, drum beats & fills in Ableton Live has never been so satisfyingly easy, thanks to K-Devices M4L MIDI device: Autobeat. G W Childs puts this 8x 16-step sequencer device to the test
There's grooves and then there's grooves. In this tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shows how to take your Ableton Live 9 groove creations to the next level polyrhythmically.
If you've ever seen Thom Yorke DJing, you may have heard the intriguing beats of the track, Fukushima. We caught up with PHON.O, the artist responsible, and talked about Ableton Push, sampling & more.
A captivating groove can transform a simple head-nodding track into a real hip-shaking anthem. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how Ableton Live can apply some groove goodness to audio.
Glad to see the back of the wave of "Harlem Shake" videos that invaded YouTube? Humor us (and yourself) for a little while longer as Gary Hiebner creates a similar styled project in Ableton Live.
Need to learn Ableton Live 9 & Push? Want the knowledge & techniques streamed direct to your brain? You’ve come to the right place! Your Ableton journey of mastery starts here.
Ableton Live's Drum racks are simple to set up and an easy way to quickly assemble drum sounds. Gary Hiebner shows how to go one step further and build drum racks with layered samples.
In part 3 series on producing Hip Hop in Ableton Live, G. W. Childs shows how to make your own beats using Ableton Live's drum rack in an unusual way.