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Psytrance Sound Design Using Ableton

by DJ Story This tutorial is for learning some basic sound design theory to get you started making custom psytrance sounds from scratch.  I can't stress enough how important it is to just dive in and start getting your hands dirty.  The more you get familiar with how the different wave forms sound at different qualities, octaves and frequencies the sooner you'll be able to whip up the sound in your head without ...

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Tree of Sound

Tree of Sound

Music brings us together. It communicates via frequency transmissions that which transcends words. The intention of this album is to awaken and inspire consciousness through dance activation. Liberate your mind, heart, body, and soul. Share it with those you love. Tree of Sound is an album written, composed, and produced by DJ Story. Listen with an open heart, and notice how you feel before and after. Purchase it here now, and the ...

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Sell Music from Soundcloud Using Soundrain

There's a really easy new way to sell music that integrates with Soundcloud.  It's called Soundrain, and it uses a technology called Minno to sell the music right out of your Soundcloud account.  It connects with your soundcloud account and allows you to enable or disable track sales for each song already uploaded to soundcloud.  It's the quickest and easiest way I've ever seen to start selling music.  When someone clicks the ...

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Creative Resampling in Ableton

by DJ Story Resampling opens up a lot of creative potential when producing music in Ableton. I find it especially handy when I want to add a bit of randomness to a composition, because you can record the random variations in and edit them down into what actually sounds good to your ear. Let's say for example you have a BeatRepeat, LiveCut, or other glitch effect on the track with randomized ...

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Seed of Sound

Seed of Sound

I am very excited to announce the release of my new album, Seed of Sound.  It's something that's been in the works for a good long while, and it's a bit of a culmination of countless music making hours.  I made it a mix of everything I currently love from progressive/electro house  to downtempo psy dub, and even some pop.  Like all of my music, there is an African feel to the ...

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Ableton Tutorial: Dual Filter Effect Rac...

In this Ableton tutorial video, I share how to create a filter effect rack using Ableton’s built-in devices that rolls off both the high and low frequencies at the same time.  Free download below.  Enjoy! Free Effect Rack Download: DJ Story’s Dual Filter Effect.adg

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Seed of Sound...

I am very excited to announce the release of my new album, Seed of Sound. It’s something that’s been in the works for a good long while, and it’s a bit of a culmination of countless music making hours. I made it a mix of everything

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Not by Happenstance – Harmonic Res...

Is there hope for healthy harmonious harmonic oscillation happening happily not by happenstance? All of matter (and therefore energy) can be expressed in either waves or particles. However, when speaking in terms of waves, we can plot the motion, potential/kinetic energy, direction, magnitude and get an idea of how this energy in motion will interact […]

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5 Ways to Create Gated Patterns in Ablet...

Gate Effect with Sidechaining Using the gate effect in Ableton Live, you can create interesting gated patterns to the beat by turning on sidechain, and selecting a rhythmic pattern to receive audio signal from. (note: If you select a midi drum rack, you can also select any one of the drums individually) Then all you […]

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TouchOSC, Pure Data, & Ableton Live...

I just got this great midi controller application for my ipod touch called TouchOSC. It’s a $5 app with a lot of bang for the buck. It was a bit of a learning curve to get started, although I did manage to create my own custom controller layout using the

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Ableton Live: Morphing Arpeggio Tutorial...

Here’s my latest Ableton Live tutorial where I explain some interesting ways to create morphing arpeggio effects using instrument racks, effect racks, velocity sensitivity, and a little creativity. As an example I made an arp that fades from

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