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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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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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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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432 Hz Vs. 440 Hz and the Universal Harmonics

The reason for changing frequency from 432 to 440 Hz middle A in 1936 by J Goebbels is debatable. Some say it was to accommodate the piano, so the tuning would stay more consistent across the entire keyboard. Others say that it was a Nazi conspiracy in conjunction with Satan. Either way, there is still plenty of evidence that 432 Hz tuning is much more harmonious with numbers found ...

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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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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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DJ Story Music Website Launched!...

DJ Story has a new official site.  It features his music on soundcloud available as free downloads, his latest news, twitter updates, podcast of archived DJ mixes and more! Check out the new site at www.djstorymusic.com. Thanks!

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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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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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Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.) Interview...

DJ Story: Great Music! Are you using Ableton?

Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): Yep. All Ableton. Synthesizing, sampling and resampling. A minimalist approach.

DJ Story: Any plugins?

Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): Oh yah. FM8, Sylenth, and Massive.

DJ Story: What did you use for the bass?

Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): Sylenth or UltraBass MX

DJ Story: What about that vocal stutter? Great production. I love the use of panning.

Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): Yeah. It’s a combo. ;p It’s a vocal sample on top of a grained version of the vocal sample delaying, pitching and slowing down the delay as it goes.

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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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