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5 Great Max for Live Devices

Rory Dow, Ableton fiend, explores 5 (well 6 really, but who's counting?) Max for Live devices that take Ableton Live into new creative realms for music creation. Check them out inside.

MPV FREE Stuff: Cinematic Construction Kit Loops!

Toby Pitman has created an entire cinematic-style loop construction kit exclusively for Hub members. Log-in/sign-up for a free account to download them now! Not to be missed!!

Generative Music In Ableton Live, Part 2

Wouldn't it be great if you could add random elements to your compositions so no two audition would ever sound the same? You can! Gary Hiebner opens up the generative side of Ableton Live (PART 2).

3 Tips to Speed Up Everyday Workflow in Ableton Live

Ableton users are always on the look out for more workflow tips… so Rory Dow, Ableton tipster extraordinaire, has come up with 3 essential Ableton Live tips for studio use and/or live performance.

Sampling Your CD Collection in Ableton, Audacity or Reason

What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.

MPV Free Stuff: Chill-Out Construction Kit Loops

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV FREE Stuff!! This time we've got a collection of chill-out electronica audio loops. Simply log in (or sign-up for free), download & enjoy!

Using Filters to Beef Up Beats in Logic Pro and Ableton Live

Having trouble making some sounds sit comfortably in a mix? Gary Hiebner slices & dices in Logic Pro & Ableton Live with their respective Auto filter effects. Result? Juicy, fat beats!

MPV Free Stuff: Ableton Dub Hop Drum Rack

Everyone likes freebies. You know, free lunches, free tutorials, free samples… and what do Ableton users like the most? Easy: Free Drum Racks. Mo Volans conjures up a Dub Hop Drum Rack just for you!

Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live

Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.

Generative Music in Ableton Live, Part 1

Wouldn't it be great if you could add random elements to your compositions so no two listens would ever sound the same? You can! Gary Hiebner opens up the generative side of Ableton Live

Recording Beat Repeat Variations In Ableton Live

Overlook the Beat Repeat plug-in in Ableton Live and you may be ignoring one of the most ingenious randomizers available in any DAW. Mo Volans walks through the main functions in this article.

Automation Tips For Ableton Live

Automation can add life to an otherwise static arrangement. Fortunately automating parameters in most DAWs is intuitive and easy to do. Mo Volans outlines some essential automation tips in Live.

Humanizing Drums In Ableton Live

Programming electro (or acoustic) drums needn't result in robotic sounding, grooveless beats. Mo Volans adds a human touch to his rhythm section in Ableton Live.

Future-Proofing Your Audio Projects

Software versions are constantly changing so how you can be sure your current projects can be accessed in 10 years? Gary Hiebner looks to the future with these tips on archiving audio projects.

Ableton Live: Create Noise-Based Transitions

Practically every musical style relies upon transitions and build-ups to maintain listener attention, communicate emotion and ultimately tell a story. Gary Hiebner gets noisy in Ableton SImpler.