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Harmonic Sound Design with Ableton Live's Vocoder

Understanding how Ableton's vocoder works will allow you to create, not only robotic voices, but so much more harmonic content. If you're into sound design this is a must-read article!

Get Your Audio Grooving in Ableton Live

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.

Creating Drum Kits from Household Items in Ableton Live 9

Struggling to find inspiring sounds? Get out of your studio and explore your home. You may be surprised just how fun sampling household objects can be for creating your own drum kits in Live.

Get Unstuck with Ableton Live 9’s Glue Compressor

Need to bring the elements of your mix together and create a tighter, more cohesive sound? Of course you do! Gary Hiebner’s demonstration of Live 9’s Glue Compressor will have you stuck on it for good

New Mappable Buttons in Ableton Live 9

Live 9 includes some helpful extra buttons around the main interface. In this article G. W. Childs IV outlines these new mappable buttons and how they can take your Live experience up a level.

Creating a Liine Lemur Template for Ableton Live

The tech to control your Live set using anything from dedicated hardware to an iPad is now a reality. Tadhg Leonard shows how to create your own Ableton controller using Liine's Lemur for iPad.

The Perfect Combination? Rewire Ableton Live and Reason

Are Reason & Ableton Live a musician's match made in heaven? Quite possibly! In this tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to rewire both DAWs to get them working in unison together.

Creating a Multiband Distortion Unit in Ableton Live

Why do musical modders love Ableton Live? Simple, because you create your own effect unit racks. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shows how to create a multiband distortion unit in Ableton Live.

Essentials Ableton Live 9 Shortcuts

One of the things existing Ableton Live users notice about Live 9 are the workflow improvements, which can free you up to concentrate on making music! Here's 4 Live 9 shortcuts from G. W. Childs.

Optimising Drum Racks in Ableton Live 9

Seems that most everything about Ableton has been designed with it being extremely playable in some way. And that's also true of Drum Racks in Live 9. G. W. shares tips on how to optimize them.

Converting Audio to MIDI in Live 9

Once you’ve tried using Ableton Live 9’s new audio to MIDI feature you may not wish to live without it. Noah Pred explores the ins and outs in detail.

MIDI Editing Tricks in Ableton Live 9

The new MIDI editing features in Ableton Live 9 allow for some nifty workflow tricks. G. W. Childs shows how you can use the transposition and MIDI stretch markers for slicker MIDI editing goodness.

Produce a ‘Harlem Shake’ Style Track in Ableton Live

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.

New, Handy Browser Features in Ableton Live 9

"New browser features" may not sound as exciting a "new synth" or "effect". G. W. Childs explains why this new addition to Live 9 is important, and how'll prove popular with Live users.

Layering Drum Sounds with Drum Racks in Ableton Live

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.