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Ableton Live: Simpler. The Synth You Didn't Know You Had

It doesn't get much simpler than sampling in Ableton's Simpler. While it is one of the most intuitive samplers out there, Simpler can be used in many innovative ways: for example, as a synthesiser!

Mixing and Mastering Music: What's the Difference?

The terms Mixing and Mastering are often confused. Both are very distinct processes. In this article DJ Wolfie outlines the differences between them both and shares some DAW independent Mixing Tips.

Sidechaining In Ableton Live

Sidechaining is used extensively in all styles of music. It can be used to correct a mix, duck out a secondary audio signal or as a creative effect. But first you need to know how to set it.

Turn Off the Motion Sensor for Smoother Live Performance on a MacBook

Playing live? Using a Mac? Did you know that a sudden bump, knock or excessive vibration could cause your audio to cut out and skip a beat? Be prepared and learn how to make sure it doesn't happen!

How to Create Subliminal Audio Messages

We all dream of being smarter, more charming, more perceptive, etc. It’s in our DNA to want to improve and become better than what we already are. Subliminal audio could help you achieve this!

Getting the Most from Ableton Live’s Phaser

There are so many 3rd party instrument and effects plugins to choose from these days. However, it's worth delving deeper into the effects built-in to Ableton Live. You may be pleasantly surprised!

Making Quick and Interesting Trance Hi-Hats

Trance beats are not that difficult to produce, let's face it. Why? Well, they are 4/4, 16-beat, it’s a generic 4 on the floor drum beat with the snare on the 5 and 13, and kick marking every bar.

Creating Dub Delay in Logic or any DAW

Dub Reggae broke some crazy sonic boundaries back in the day, and is heard everywhere in modern music from Rap and Pop to Metal and Electronica. The use of delays and limited analog gear was utilized

When One Kick Just Isn't Enough - The Science Behind Layering Drums

Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...

Thor Is Here, Ableton Live Plugins Tutorials

Unleash the power of Thor in your songs, and learn the ins and outs of Ableton Live's Plug-ins ... there's some amazing new tutorials available now at macProVideo.com. Read more about them here!

3 Tricks When Organizing Clips for Every Ableton Live DJ

When Djing with Ableton, it's easy to let all your clips get disorganized. It's great that you can have hundreds of songs, hundreds of beats, stacks of melodies, and movie quotes all on one screen.

Using Stutter Edit in Ableton Live Without a MIDI Keyboard

As every touring DJ knows, minimizing the gear you depend on is crucial. Wouldn't it be great to have a Stutter Effect for your live show, without having to bring a keyboard along to trigger it?

Using the Hotswap Function in Ableton Live

With the such huge list of effects plug-ins in Ableton Live it can be a bit of a task keeping track of all the preset patches available. If you need to audition your own patches or just want to quick

How To Add Energy and Pace to Sequenced Patterns

When producing sequenced patterns for any style of music, one of the main challenges is introducing perceived pace and energy to your work. Luckily there are a few simple tricks we can use here...

Solving Hard Drive Hassles When Playing Live (with Live)

I'm at a gig, djing with Ableton Live. Half way through my set, I suddenly can't cue tracks. I push the button on my Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, nothing. Oh boy. Good thing I know my clips wel