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Ableton Live Sound Design: Demonic Voices

Warning! This tutorial is not for the faint of heart. Still reading? Prepare to release your inner evil using Ableton Live's effects to transform your voice into something from an evil place.

Bitcrushing Automation in Ableton

Is lo-fi the new hi-fi? Whatever your opinion there's something about downgraded, bit-reduced sounds that can really help your tracks stand out. Gary Hiebner explores bit crushing in Ableton Live.

Using QuNEO for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live

Keith McMillen's QuNEO has really taken off since its launch. I saw it being performed with across NAMM 2013. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard shows how to use it for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live.

Moving a Project from Logic (or any DAW) to Ableton for DJ-ing

Ableton is best known for live performance, and is the favored platform for DJs over traditional DAWs like Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner shares timeless tips on performing a project from any DAW in Live.

Studio Tips: Keeping the Lid on Pan-DAW-ras Box

Good advice is good advice... The 5 in-depth tips in this article are your “recipe for success” when using your favorite DAW in any studio setting (from bedroom to multimillion dollar setup).

Using the Novation Twitch with Ableton Live

Novation's Twitch is ideally suited to work with Serato ITCH... but it doesn't stop there. Tadhg Leonard shows how you can expertly set up Twitch as a controller for Ableton Live.

Creating Triplet Style Beats with Ableton’s Simple Delay

Get your Ableton beats into the swing (of things) with this fab tip by Gary Hiebner on using Ableton's Simple Delay for loose, triplet-style rhythmic patterns.

Creating Dynamic Sounds Using Multi-Band FX in Ableton Live

Dust off and shake up your sounds with this excellent tutorial by Noah Pred. Discover how to add some dynamism using multi-band FX in Ableton Live.

Ableton's Frequency Shifter Device. What is it and How Do I Use it?

Simple can be super, as Ableton's Frequency Shifter Device proves. In fact, it's often overlooked for sound design purposes... when in fact, it could be exactly what you need. Rory Dow demonstrates.

Issue 4: MPVHub Audio Magazine: DJ Focus

Issue #4 of MPVHub Audio is here... and it's the BEST yet. Interviews w/ Paul van Dyk, Neil Davidge + more. 15 audio software & DJing tutorials, awesome gear reviews & DIY MIDI Controller feature...

Ableton Live: Rhythmic Marker System

Got a remix project on the go? (See the iZotope & MPV prizes on offer in the SongCraft Contest - ends 13-Jan-2013)... find out how Ableton's marker system will add to your box of tricks!

Tempo Transitions in Ableton

In this quick tip Gary Hiebner demonstrates the finer points of creating tempo transitions in Ableton Live... using Dummy clips. Learn how to effortlessly ramp up the tempo in Session View.

Archiving Projects in Ableton Live

So, you've finished your composition in Ableton, maybe you're releasing it or perhaps playing it live... Either way, it's a great and safe idea to archive your finished projects. Here's how.

Using Ableton’s Looper to Create Unique Beats

Have you ever used Ableton Live's Looper plug-in? In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shares his Looper workflows for creating unique beats for live and studio purposes.

Using Gated Delay Lines In Ableton Live

Everyone loves delays, right? Well, Mo Volans takes his love of delays to the level of infatuation with this tutorial on using gated delay lines for some super hyped effects in Ableton Live.