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Ableton Live: Building Effects with Return Tracks

Return tracks can serve multiple purposes. CPU efficient use of effects, effects for multiple tracks, and more. GW Childs shows how to use return tracks for building effects chains in Ableton Live.

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

Strategies for Bridging Studio and Live Performance

Interested in taking your studio-based compositions and turning them into live performance ready tracks? Timo Preece is here with some helpful workflow and layout suggestions.

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.

Simple Duplication Trick for Better Beats in Ableton Live

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.

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.

Scratching in Ableton Live Using Automated Volume Chops

So, you're already using Ableton Live when DJing or creating DJ mixes. But did you know with a little setup that Live can be used with a DJ controller to create vinyl scratching effects on the fly?

Creating Pitch Risers in Ableton Live

Are you looking for the perfect pitch risers for your electronic tracks? Bill Burgess shows how you can easily make your own in Ableton Live in seven quick steps.

Make Bad Ass Basslines From Boring Pads in Ableton Live

Creating basslines from a pad? Really? Yes, it can be done effectively with a bit of nifty side chaining thrown in to help your Ableton Live basslines stand out from the crowd.

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.

Music Production Tips: Create Unique Sounds Using the Free Paulstretch Plug-In in Indie Electro-Pop

Ever wanted to stretch a sound or song beyond the point you can identify the original source? The the free Paulstretch plug-in and app will be right up your sonic street. Rishabh Rajan shows how.

Learning the Ableton Grid for Better Drum Patterns

Changing Grid Resolutions during the creation of a drum pattern is pivotal in creating better drum beats. In this tutorial, G.W. Childs shows how important the Grid is for beat making in Ableton Live.

12 Innovative Ways Apple Watch Could be Used by Musicians & DJs

Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?

Producer Tips: 3 Ways to Re-Experience Your Favorite Music

If you listen to music only on iPhone... shame on you! But seriously, take a leaf out of Andy Bowen's book as he suggests 3 simple ways to re-experience your music to understand it better.