Nov 22

MPC Style Note Repeats With Impulse And Beat Repeat

MPC Style Note Repeats With Impulse And Beat Repeat

Posted at 11:46 pm by Ryan

Learn how to create those classic MPC snare rolls with today’s Ableton Live tutorial. All you need is Impulse and Beat Repeat. You’ll be creating interesting live drum sequences in no time.

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Nov 17

Top 5 Free VST Plugins For Ableton Live (Mac Edition)

Top 5 Free VST Plugins For Ableton Live (Mac Edition)

Posted at 11:39 pm by Ryan

Mac users, your time is finally here. Featuring 5 of our favorite VST plugins that play nice with Mac OS X. These are great for electronic music production, especially within Ableton Live.

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Nov 15

How To Create An Analog Drum Machine Collection In Ableton

How To Create An Analog Drum Machine Collection In Ableton

Posted at 10:51 pm by Ryan

In today’s tutorial, learn how to create your very own library of classic, analog Drum Machines. Using free samples found on the web (we’re talking authentic analog Drum Machine samples) we’ll be creating our very own groove boxes with Ableton’s Drum Rack.

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Nov 12

How To Create A Phased Out Retro Synth Pad With Analog

How To Create A Phased Out Retro Synth Pad With Analog

Posted at 11:57 pm by Ryan

Space age sounds from the past! In today’s tutorial, learn how to program a swooshing analog synth pad with just Ableton’s Analog Synthesizer and it’s humble Phaser plug-in. Moon boots required.

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Nov 11

How To Program A Bass Sound In Ableton’s Operator

How To Program A Bass Sound In Ableton’s Operator

Posted at 12:41 am by Ryan

In this tutorial, I show you how to take Ableton’s FM Synthesizer – Operator – and sculpt a simple bass sound that is worthy of matching Operator’s fatter cousin; Analog.

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May 21

How To Use Automation In Ableton Live’s Arrangement View

How To Use Automation In Ableton Live’s Arrangement View

Posted at 5:08 pm by Ryan

Automation is a very powerful aspect of Ableton Live, learn the basics of Automation in Ableton’s Arrangement View to add more interest to your composition and sound design.

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May 18

How To Change The Feel Of A Beat With Triplets

How To Change The Feel Of A Beat With Triplets

Posted at 5:27 pm by Ryan

In this video tutorial, I show you the basics of how triplets can affect 4/4 beat. Dabrye’s track “Hyped-Up Plus Tax” is used for our example.

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May 17

How To Get That Crazy Electro House Bass Sound

How To Get That Crazy Electro House Bass Sound

Posted at 7:42 pm by Ryan

Bigger is better when it comes to Electro House bass sounds. Learn to how to program one from scratch in Ableton Live with this tutorial.

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May 14

How To Create Transitions For Your Songs In Ableton Live

How To Create Transitions For Your Songs In Ableton Live

Posted at 2:07 am by Ryan

Transitions in electronic music (especially dance music) have become a staple of modern arrangement. Find out how to create your own in Ableton Live.

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May 13

Ableton Live’s Audio Effect Rack Video Tutorial

Ableton Live’s Audio Effect Rack Video Tutorial

Posted at 8:31 pm by Ryan

Create crazy effects chains with the Audio Effect Rack in Ableton. This is part 1 of our video tutorial series on all 31 of Ableton Live’s built in effects.

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