So you have just installed your shiny new version of Ableton Live and you're ready to make a dent in the music industry. Well that's great, but before you construct your Magnus opus there are a few th
Unfortunately latency is something that effects everyone who creates and mixes music in the digital domain. Although it's something that's ever present it can be managed and if dealt with correctly it
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 .
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