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Using Ableton Live Sampler Like A Pro

Ableton Live's Sampler is capable of much more than basic sample playback. Here, Joshua Casper takes you through some of its more advanced applications like creating your own instruments.

How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples

Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.

Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

Ableton Live File Management Guidelines

It's not the most glamorous part of being a Live user, but proper file management is essential to keeping everything running smoothly. Joshua Casper explains why.

How To Create Big Break Buildups For EDM In Ableton Live

If you've ever wondered how EDM producers create dynamics within their arrangements, this video on big break buildups will answer your questions!

Master The Art Of Programming Drum Fills In Ableton Live

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.

Create Advanced, Mind-Bending Beat Repeat FX In Ableton Live

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.

The Difference Between Remixes, Mashups And Bootlegs

Knowing whether you're working on a straight-up remix, bootleg or mashup can mean the difference between getting paid or doing something really out there. Olav Basoski explains why.

Essential Ableton Live Looping Tips

Looping is at the heart of Live's workflow. Here's a short video that explains how to set up for MIDI input and warm up before performing some MIDI loops.

3 Essential Ableton Live Techniques to Help You Be a Better Producer

Here are 3 incredibly useful techniques to use while working inside Ableton Live that will help you make music better, faster, and more efficiently. 

Sound Design: Depeche Mode Where's The Revolution

Ever wondered how synth maestros Depeche Mode build their signature sound? Here's a look at how you can do it for yourself.

The Definitive Guide to Rendering Stems from Ableton Live 9

Getting your audio tracks out of Live for transfer, backup or mixing need not be a hassle. Joshua Casper explains everything you need to know about stems.

Create the Weeknd’s Electric Piano in I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk in Ableton Live

If you love the sound of this track, G.W Childs is here to show you how to recreate it in your own studio using Ableton Live and some creative vocoding.

Put The Squeeze On Your Tracks With Ableton Live's Compressor

Compression is a core element of mixing, and in this short video, certified trainer Nah Pred shows you what compression does and how best to use it in Ableton Live.

DIY Motion Sensing Device Controller for Ableton Live Using Arduino & Max

Do self-built motion sensors for Ableton Live sound wildly futuristic? Well the future is now! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to build your own.