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Drum Rack as an Organization tool in Ableton Live

Drum Rack is one of Ableton Live's most powerful tools. Many people think of it as a way to build a drum sound for a particular track. You can use this tool to organize whole libraries of sounds, and

Quick Tip : Creating noise based synth FX in Ableton Live

Creating synth effects patches is always a lot of fun but sometimes it's tough choosing the right oscillators to use. If you want a fail-safe sound source that should work with any project, I'd strong

Recycling FX Tails In Ableton Live

You can create epic effects and transitions in your music tracks by using, or re-using, reverb and delay tails. Mo Volans shows some quick and easy ways to do just that.

Creating BT Inspired Glitch Edits - Part 3

Every Digital Musician has their own secret techniques. It could be an instrument setting, editing technique, routing or plug-in that helps define their sound or inspire their creative process. These

The Sine Wave Song

Ableton Live is a fantastic program. The only complaint that I continue to hear about after about 7 years of using Live is the fact that you cannot record automation in the Session View. This problem

Ableton Live - Rise of the Machines

Through the years, a new story has developed. Starting with the industrial revolution, a storyline evolved as a morality tale warning mankind about his inventions. The base of it is " Man invents obj

Sine Wave Modulation in Max for Live

As any audio engineer will tell you these days, automation in a Digital Audio Workstation is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Back in the old days, on an analog SSL console you would have to rid

Laptop DJ's suck

One of my friends is deep in the Paul Oakenfold camp. They put me on the list for his show, and off I went to see the new spectacle. Paul's new LCD DJ booth was quite incredible. Its a beautiful LED w

Big things are really small: Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live

Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live One of the wonderful things about max for live is the fact that you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live that is automatable.  For example, using a si

Hack into Sound With Max Msp. and Ableton

Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q

Hands-On Control with Ableton Live - Part 2

Touching it up with TouchAble I'm in the studio after a fresh update to Ableton Live. I haven't showered, my HP tablet died, I couldn't get TouchAble to work last night, and our water heater is on th

Ableton Live Tutorial - Hands-on control of Ableton Live with LiveControl Control Freak

Hands-on control of Ableton Live with LiveControl Control Freak If you have ever used a computer mouse with Ableton Live in Session Mode, you know that once the beat is rolling, it is a little inco .

7 FREE VST Plugins for Cubase or any VST-Host

Cubase 5 from Steinberg comes bundled with some great instrument and effect plugins. From Loop Mashers to reverb units, filters, compressors... But, I'm a firm believer that you can never have too m