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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

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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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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Creative Resampling in Ableton

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 settings. ...

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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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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.” ―…