A thin, weak kick drum can single-handedly undermine the impact of a decent mix. GW Childs ditches his diet in a bid to fatten up his kick drum using Ableton's compressor and reverb plugins.
It's a fact: More and more digital musicians are trying their hand at mastering their tracks. Gary Hiebner digs in and looks at one way to do this in Ableton Live using stems.
Anyone interested in generating random beats or other elements in their music will have experimented with Ableton Live. They may not, however, have realized just how useful the Grain Delay is.
Ableton Live has the DAW X factor! Using the Monitoring In feature it's possible to create a whole composition from a single MIDI clip. Gary Hiebner joins up the dots in this tutorial.
What do you get when you combine Brazilian rhythms based on Samba & Bossa Nova, a traditional western drum kit & a professional drum programmer? Toby Pitman hits the spot in this essential tutorial.
Abelton Live is so much more than a live performance tool. It's a serious studio DAW and one of the first ports of call for G.W. Childs when it comes to designing sounds and FX.
Ableton Live is arguably the most exciting audio application on earth to use as a beat mangling device. In this quick tutorial, Mo Volans gets scrunching and twisting with Ableton's built-in FX.
Ableton Live's Beat Repeat can help you create builds, transitions and even stuttering glitchy effects in the studio or when performing. Mo Volans shows how to get it working for you.
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!
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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.