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Ableton Live + TouchOSC + Live Control

I recently found Live Control which is an open source template for TouchOSC that incorporates user midi remote scripts just like the APC40.  It's a really phenomenal tool, because it basically allows you to turn your iPad into an APC40.  At least the python script was written to interact with Ableton Live in much the same way giving an insane amount of control with minimal effort.  In fact, it communicates both ways ...

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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 - Rhythmic Gated Patterns

In this tutorial I share a technique for turning any texture, pad, or soundscape into a tight rhythmic stuttering pattern. It's accomplished using sidechain options of the gate effect in Ableton Live. This type of effect is something you hear in a lot of psy dub, psy trance, and psybient music. You hear it used in many songs by artists like Shpongle, Ott, Bluetech, Phutureprimitive, and many more.

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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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5 Ways to Create Gated Patterns in Ableton 9

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 have to do is play with the threshold, attack, decay and release to get the sound just right.   Add ...

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APC40 Python Scripts Review...

When I first got my APC40, I was amazed by the out of the box functionality.  I had done my research, and knew that it was what I wanted.  It offers a lot of flexibility in the studio and for live performance.  I still had this feeling like there must be more though.  I started […]

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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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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 […]

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Psytrance Sample Pack 001...

This sample pack contains royalty free psytrance samples and loops created by DJ Story for dark progressive, full-on, and darkpsy producers. Sawtooth waves are essential for psytrance sound design. So much can be done manipulating the pitch and frequency of basic waveforms. The sound design was primarily done using sawtooth, square, sine waves with various processing in simpler.

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Ableton Live Instant Mappings for Korg m...

I’ve spent many hours discovering how to instant map my Korg microKONTROL to Ableton Live using the UserConfiguration.txt file, MidiPipe(optional), and the Librarian software that comes with the microKONTROL. I have successfully mapped the

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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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