So you want a free Ableton Live rack that features a multiband mid/side compressor ideal for mastering? You're in the right place. Here's how to use it, build it... and you can download it for free!
So you want your drum tracks to sound convincing... or at least good? But you don't have a drummer to hand and your own arrangements leave a lot to be desired? Here are 5 viable alternatives.
Not every good synth plugin need cost an arm and a leg. Podolski from U-He is a very capable FREE synth with an awesome arpeggiator. Watch GW Childs design a cool bass pattern inside this beast.
An ostinato is a repeating musical phrase and can be found in many rock and pop songs and game and film soundtracks. In this tutorial Jay Asher demonstrates how to create great sounding ones in Logic.
Ice Cream or I-VI-IV-V is a popular chord progression that can be found in many 1950s and 1960s ballads. In this tutorial Jay Asher explores this early rock n' roll classic progression.
In the first of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.
So you've been using Ableton Live's freezing and flattening features when mixing or to save CPU. That's great. But you can also employ these tools for creative sound design as Noah Pred demonstrates.
When it comes to mixing a Bass House track there's one sonic element that should dominate the entire track. The bass line. Multiplier shows some practical tips and examples to ensure your bass is big.
If you're working between multiple DAWs it's fairly easy to transfer audio. But what about MIDI files? Joe Albano explains the how and why when sharing MIDI.
Cubase gives you 2 MIDI arpeggiator processors, the Arpache 5 and Arpache SX. Each has its own benefits. Let's take a look at how to use these MIDI effects and explore the differences between them.
Getting a great vocal sound can be easier than you think '" with a little help from these tools!
Using the sample section of NI's excellent new Reaktor synth, FORM, Matt Cellitti shows how to add interest to patches with some cool sound design tips in this video tutorial.
In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.
Martin Sitter (Ask.Audio's CEO) discusses the recently ended Live Summer MasterClass Series, including Highlight Reel.
Is the grass always greener on the other side of the DAW fence? Not always... but here's 4 features that'll have users of other DAWs looking enviously in the direction of Cakewalk Sonar.