Don't let mixing feel like a chore! Using some of Ableton Live 9's handy commands and features you can cut through the clinical aspects and make your tracks sound great in the process.
Where would modern music, to say nothing of electronic music, be without a heavy downbeat accent on the second and fourth beats of a 4/4 bar? Noah Pred shows how to create stacked claps in Live 9.
Everyone wants bigger, fatter, chunkier drums right? Thin sounding drums very rarely cut it! Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shares 4 quick tips to plump up your beats using Live 9's Drum Racks.
Creating effective and interesting transitions can turn a solid track into an unstoppable one! In this tutorial, G. W. Childs demonstrates the power of reverse cymbals for transitions in Ableton Live.
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]
Elektron's Machinedrum is about to be superseded by Analog Rytm, but fret not. Noah Pred sampled the original and painstakingly made a Drum Rack out of them. Live 9 users download these FREE here.
Working with external hardware instruments is something we covered recently in Noah Pred's illuminating walkthrough article. Now, Timo explores how Ableton Push can be used to control outboard gear.
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.
Despite its name, bed tracks have nothing to do with sleep. They do, however, have everything to do with music production. Sara Simms explains how to start creating your own bed tracks using loops.
Cables? Laptop? Check. So, you may have the gear, but have you planned the actual performance itself? Ableton Certified Trainer, Timo Preece, shares his brainstorming techniques to help your next gig.
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.
G. W. Childs shares a useful tip for how to break down tricky melodies (maybe your own or from a song you've heard) using your DAW to help you learn how to play it more easily.
We all love using big, resource hungry synth and effects plug-ins... but they come with a cost. Or do they? G.W Childs shares a quick tip to keep your Live sessions running smooth no matter what.
The Korg Volca family of synths replicate the quirkiness of the analog world while allowing you to interface with modern music software. Here's how to sync the Volcas to Ableton, Logic & Reason.
Simple ideas can be the most powerful. In this article Gary Hiebner suggests some obvious yet effective ways to diversify your compositions & music productions by implementing other genres & styles.