Bringing the Unseen to the Scene

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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 synth patches responsive and expressive. Channel rotation allows you to send midi data to multiple channels at once, so you can pitch bend or modulate them independently. You can also send CV (control value) to other synths or devices. The QuNexus has ...

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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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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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LostinSound Released a FREE 45 Track Compilation!

LIS V/A 004 is the Spring compilation 4.19.15 for Bicycle Day. Featuring 45 free songs submitted by various artists to support the relaunch of LostinSound.org. The compilation is mind-blowing from beginning to end with tracks from a plethora of upcoming and world renowned music producers including Anchor Hill, Antandra, Asher Fulero Band, Asteroids and Earthquakes and ARKMprime, AtYyA, bioLuMigen, Craftal, Cualli, D.V.S*, Dillard, Variant, DMVU -DamnesiaVu, DROVE, DRRTYWULVZ, eelko, Erothyme, Esseks, FXD ...

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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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Xfer Serum Live Stream

Future Bass Pads and Talking Bass with Xfer Serum

This is the first in a series of live streams I plan on doing. The focus will be on sound design, and in this episode, I create some future pads…

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Developing Your Own Sound

Having a certain, recognizable sound comes down to having consistent characteristics. This meaning, having key elements and styles that you repeat in your work between various projects. Here are just…

Psy Squelches with Sylenth1

How to Make Psy Squelches with Sylenth1

In this tutorial I demo one technique for making psy squelches using sylenth1. This method works well for anyone looking to make anything in the experimental, psybient, psychill, psydub, psybass…

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface Review

My review of the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface. Package includes USB cable and activation code for Novation Bass Station, Live Lite, Focusrite Bundle Loopmasters Sample Pack and more. Seems…

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Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone Review

Here’s my unboxing/review of the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone. In this video, you can also get an idea what the microphone sounds like as I plug it up, and…