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Blip Drums Releases Ableton Live Drum Machine – “Magenta”

April 28, 2010 Blip Drums Releases Ableton Live Drum Machine – “Magenta” The great folks over at Blip Drums have released a new Drum Machine for Ableton Live known as Magenta. Here are some samples: http://www.blipdrums.com/blipplayer/MAGENTA/all_night.mp3 http://www.blipdrums.com/blipplayer/MAGENTA/criminal.mp3 http://www.blipdrums.com/blipplayer/MAGENTA/flashrobot.mp3 http://www.blipdrums.com/blipplayer/MAGENTA/freeformblip.mp3 http://www.blipdrums.com/blipplayer/MAGENTA/partymouth.mp3 Magenta is a powerful fusion of Blip Drums’ world class electronic drum library and Ableton instruments and effects. Within Magenta is over 1000 original electronic drum samples contained within 16 drum pads. All samples are instantly available via uniqe “sample

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New Update Available: Ableton Live 8.1.3

April 22, 2010 New Update Available: Ableton Live 8.1.3 A new Ableton Live update, version 8.1.3, is now available. This update is free for owners of Live/Suite 8, Live Intro and Live Lite. To get it, select “Check for Updates…” from Live’s Help menu or visit Ableton’s official updates page.

R.I.P Guru

April 21, 2010 R.I.P Guru After battling health issues related to cancer, the legendary MC and founding member of Gang Starr has passed away at the age of 43 on April 20th, 2010. He is survived by his son KC. Guru will live on through his influential music, which helped pave the way for countless hip-hop acts. Consisting of the classic “one DJ and one MC” set up, Gang Starr released one quality album after another, leaving most other acts

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MIDI Effect Tutorial: How To Use Ableton’s Scale

April 21, 2010 MIDI Effect Tutorial: How To Use Ableton’s Scale Ableton’s Scale is a powerful MIDI effect that allows you to constrain every note on your keyboard to a specified scale. For example, if you wanted all of your keys to play only notes within an A minor scale, Ableton’s Scale can do this. In this tutorial we’ll take a look at how Scale works and map out some of our own scales. The Basics Of Scale A full

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How To Warp And Save Loops In Ableton Live 8

April 19, 2010 How To Warp And Save Loops In Ableton Live 8 Warping could be argued as Ableton Live’s bread and butter. Live treats the audio almost as if it’s a rubber band, shifting and pulling to conform to whatever tempo you have set. Warping Audio in Ableton Live 8 is much easier when seen in action, so lets begin. Engaging Warp In this tutorial we are going to be warping a 4/4 drum break. Download the drum loop

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Coachella Q&A: Richie Hawtin Talks About Using Ableton Live In His Setup

April 19, 2010 Coachella Q&A: Richie Hawtin Talks About Using Ableton Live In His Setup LA Weekly got a chance to catch up with Richie Hawtin at this years Coachella festival to discuss technology and the state of american electronic music. Here is an excerpt from the interview: LA Weekly: Are you still using Ableton Live software to perform? Hawtin: We are using Ableton Live, Ableton is actually controlling and opening pages on the iPhone app. Where we’re at today

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How To Control The Low End Of Your Mix In Ableton

April 16, 2010 How To Control The Low End Of Your Mix In Ableton There is a fine line involved when it comes to mixing the low end of your tracks. It’s easy to teeter on the brink of making the mix too muddy, or clip the low peaks. Here is how you get the best of the bottom. The Fundamentals Of Bass In A Mix Usually it’s the bass line and the bass drum that can cause problems while

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