Bringing the Unseen to the Scene

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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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Antandra Exclusive Mix and Interview for LostinSound

"There are few producers in the American psychedelic bass music culture rising faster than Antandra. Lost in Sound has been excited to feature the original productions from Jacob Louis‘ project." ― LostinSound.org I'm so happy to share the I have made an exclusive mix and interview for LostinSound. You can listen to the mix I put together of all original music and remixes below. It's also available for free download. Follow the link above to read ...

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Ableton Live Instant Mappings for Korg microKONTROL

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 first 3 scenes of my microKONTROL to control various parameters in Live without having to Map them manually in midi map mode. The reason I made this tutorial is because I wish I could have had access ...

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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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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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Squishy & Squelchy Psydub Sounds in Serum

A few techniques I use for creating squishy, squelchy psydub bass fx in Serum. You hear a lot of these type of sounds in psydub, psystep and psytrance.

Keith McMillen QuNexus Review

The Keith McMillen QuNexus is a powerful and versatile midi controller. Each key has pitch bend, pressure sensitivity, velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. You can really use it to make your…

Korg nanoPAD2 midi controller

Korg nanoPAD2 Midi Controller Demo/Review

Made a new video overview of the Korg nanoPAD2. Korg nanoPAD2 is a midi controller featuring touch scale, midi gated arp, and an xy pad. You can change between three…

Talking Bass with Operator in Ableton Live

Made a new tutorial on how to make talking bass with Operator in Ableton Live. You can watch the video below, and I have a free download of 17 free…

Sampling Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synth in Ableton Live

This video explores how to sample audio in Ableton from a hardware synth. In this case, we have the Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synth. I will use an external instrument…

Antandra Exclusive Mix and Interview for LostinSound

“There are few producers in the American psychedelic bass music culture rising faster than Antandra. Lost in Sound has been excited to feature the original productions from Jacob Louis‘ project.” ―…