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Ableton Live + TouchOSC + Live Control

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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Creative Resampling in Ableton

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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Ableton Tutorial – Rhythmic Gated Patterns

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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APC40 Python Scripts Review

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 experimenting with it, and noticed I couldn't use a midi translator with it, and I was frustrated ...

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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 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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D:ream Remix...

DJ Story here. Check out this remix I worked on with Paul Gotel for the band D:ream. It made it into itunes store. You can only hear about 30 seconds though without paying. It’s for their single titled “All Things to All Men.” I like the song a lot.

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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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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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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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