So you've captured a great performance off the cuff, but didn't record to a click. All is not lost however, as Ableton's Warp feature can be used to correct timing mistakes even over a long time.
Legowelt, Dutch electronic musician, has released a free drum machine for Ableton Live 9.5 and above based on his old Amiga 909 sample floppy disc. And it sounds great.
When Push 2 & Ableton Live 9.5 were released you might have thought Push 1 owners would be left in the cold. You'd be wrong! Push 1 has benefited from useful new features as AfroDjMac shows here.
This 5 minute video takes you on a surprisingly in-depth tour of Live 9.5's new Poli synth. Looking at the oscillator and filter section, Rishabh Rajan, does an excellent job in this tutorial video.
Is it true that you can turn any sample or mistake into something beautiful or suitable in Ableton Live? G.W. Childs thinks so and wants to prove it to you in this tutorial.
If you own Ableton Live don't rummage around 3rd-party plug-ins for beautiful sounding pads. Instead, look inside... Inside Ableton, that is! Using Analog, GW Childs shows how big your pads can be.
Everyone loves their Korg Volca Beats (who wouldn't love this analog drum machine?) G. W. Childs shows how to sync it with Ableton Live and pan the drum sounds for a fuller, more professional mix.
Finding "happy accidents" in Ableton Live is useful for generating creative sounds. Tadhg Leonard explores how to use Novation Lanchpad with Live 9's FX to make vocal samples exciting. [Video]
There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.
This has to be one of the coolest mashups we've heard in a while, especially of those produced in Live 9 and performed using an Ableton Push, Leap Motion and an acoustic guitar. Watch the video here.
If you want to make your grooves stand out from the crowd in Ableton Live 9, then the Instant Haus Max for Live device is a great tool to try out. Gary Hiebner shows how to work it into your tracks.
Session Automation is one of the big features in Ableton Live 9 and as Noah Pred demonstrates is something you should be using both in the studio and during live performance.
Electronic music is often accused of being stale / repetitive – but using a few tricks in Live 9's enhanced MIDI editor, it's easy to create dynamic drum loops & get them ready for use in your tracks.
There's something so satisfying about randomly stumbling upon sounds and fx you'd never have consciously created. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Randomizer Max for Live device to good effect.
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)