Free Live Pack: Partner Instrument Compilation

July 14, 2010 Free Live Pack: Partner Instrument Compilation The awesome folks at Ableton, along with their favorite sound designers, have released a 3GB Live Pack compilation with sounds taken from their Partner Instruments. Check it out and revel in the beauty. Thanks, Ableton! 🙂 Ableton’s favorite sound designers have developed a rich collection of instruments custom-made for Ableton Live: the Partner Instruments. Now, we’re giving away the Partner Instrument Compilation — a free 2.9GB Live Pack that provides a

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Ableton & Minus present ten free Ableton Live Sets

June 22, 2010 Ableton & Minus present ten free Ableton Live Sets The Live Sets were made exclusively for Ableton by ten artists from the Minus roster. Each Set comes with a companion Lesson that reveals insights into the artist’s musical vision and offers valuable production tips. Includes material from: Click Box, Hobo, Heartthrob & Troy Pierce, Magda, Marc Houle, Fabrizio Maurizi, Barem, Ambivalent, JPLS and Gaiser. Check out the site for more details.

Ableton Summer Music Challenge

June 22, 2010 Ableton Summer Music Challenge Join other creative young people around the world and take the Ableton Summer Music Challenge. Create a track, send it and share it to win great prizes from Ableton, Novation, Loopmasters and Soundcloud for you and your school. This competition is open to students in two age groups: under 15 and 15-18. There is a grand prize winner and 24 runners-up in each age group. Find out more and enter the competition.

APC20: Worldwide Availability

June 02, 2010 APC20: Worldwide Availability The APC20 is Akai Professional’s second dedicated controller for Ableton Live. It frees you from the keyboard and mouse, letting you compose and perform with a fully integrated hardware/software musical system. Like the APC40, it features a multicolor 8×5 button Session View Matrix, 9 high-quality faders and two-way communication with Ableton Live. The APC20 also features 3 modes of operation, built-in customization features and a number of smart new tricks. The APC20 was co-developed

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How To Change The Feel Of A Beat With Triplets

May 18, 2010 How To Change The Feel Of A Beat With Triplets In this video I will be using Dabrye’s song “Hyped-Up Plus Tax” as a reference point to showing how powerful changing even just a couple notes to triplets in a 4/4 beat can help change the entire feel of it. I chopped the original melody by warping it, and matching it to the metronome. After that, it was a matter of figuring out the drum pattern of

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How To Get That Crazy Electro House Bass Sound

May 17, 2010 How To Get That Crazy Electro House Bass Sound You know…the one that sounds like an elephant with auto-tune is charging after you. Electro house bass sounds consist of stacks of synthesizers. They’re big and they will hit you right in the gut. Oh, and did I mention they’re really fun to program? For this tutorial we’ll be using Ableton Live’s Instrument Rack (for stacking our synths), some creative automation and some sidechain compression. It Will All

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Ableton & Novation Announce New SL MK II Integration

May 15, 2010 Ableton & Novation Announce New SL MK II Integration This is a must see for any producer/musician: Having co-developed the Launchpad, Ableton have worked with Novation to make the Novation SL MkII range fully integrated with Live 8. Now, SL MkIIs are the most comprehensive bus-powered Ableton Live 8 controllers on the market, and the only ones with on-board keyboards. The new integration makes controlling Ableton’s Session view, Mixer and plug-ins and devices quick and easy, because

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How To Create Transitions For Your Songs In Ableton Live

Usually associated with bridging a verse to a chorus or introducing a bridge, transitions are a staple of most modern electronic music. Here are a couple of transition techniques for Ableton Live to help you bridge the gap. The Reverse Cymbal Simple, yet effective, the reverse cymbal effect is a great way to quickly introduce a breakdown. 1.) Grab a sample of a crash cymbal with a fairly long decay. 2.) Drop it into Ableton’s Arrangement View. 3.) Click the

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Ableton Live’s Audio Effect Rack Video Tutorial

May 13, 2010 Ableton Live’s Audio Effect Rack Video Tutorial This is part one of a video series that will show you how to use each each of Ableton Live’s built in effects. I decided to start alphabetically with the Audio Effect Rack. Stay tuned for more! Ableton Live Audio Effect Rack Video Tutorial from Ryan on Vimeo.

10 Of The Best Ableton Live Tutorial Videos

We can all use more information when it comes to making music with Ableton Live, it’s why you’re here! Although this site does its best to bring you quality Ableton Live tutorials, I think it’s about time we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite Ableton Live tutorial videos from around the web. Enjoy! 1. Tom Cosm’s Electronic Music Tutorial (Parts 1 & 2) The holy grail of Ableton Live video tutorials. Tom Cosm does an excellent job running over

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