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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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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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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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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, Massive, and many more. DJ Story: What did you use for the bass? Mirror Me (Zenon Rec.): I don't remember. Either Sylenth or UltraBass MX I think. DJ Story: What about that ...

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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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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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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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Using Filters to Mix Music...

By Arthur Andersson Although it’s possible to create a decent mix without any filters at all, they are sometimes very useful. In addition they can be used to change the fundamental character of a sound, rather than just boosting or cutting certain regions to make small adjustments. But how do filters really work? Most mixers […]

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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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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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