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Live 9: Creating Bass Using Your Voice

Want to create bass sounds? Tired of using presets or just want something completely unique? Launch Ableton Live and open your mouth! G. W. Childs shows how to use your voice outside the box.

Create Your Own Impulse Responses in Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9's new Convolution Reverb is infinitely expandable with your own custom impulse responses. Gary Hiebner shows how to make spaces using the included IR Measurement Tool.

The Joy of Convolution Reverb and Impulse Responses in Ableton Live 9

Love Ableton Live, but miss a built-in convolution reverb? In Live 9 you can find both a convolution reverb and use impulse responses to create your own spaces and effects. Gary Hiebner sounds it out.

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.